True-Self Photos

By | August 26, 2009

This Sunday (August 30th) is the final week in our summer Ephesians series.  This means it’s also the final week for our False-Self / True-Self Photo Exercise. We borrowed the idea from Mark Scandrette, who gives a brief explanation and shares his own picture here. In Ephesians 4, Paul calls us to take off our “old self”, and put on our “new self”.   This week, we’ll be practicing a creative form of prayer and photographing our new selves, or true-selves.  To get started thinking about what a picture of your true-self would look like, ask yourself the following questions:

Who is your true self?
Who has God called you to be in Christ?
Who has God created you to be?
What gifts or passions has God given you?
Who are you when you take off any masks you wear, or facades you put up?
How has God used your life experiences to shape who you are?
Are there particular scripture passages that have shaped you (a “life verse” or similar)?

How would you portray your true self?
What props might you bring to portray
Because we all haven’t arrived at our true selves yet, what images from scripture might depict this?