Mankind was created in God’s divine image, setting us apart from creation. The Psalmist writes, “What is man that you are mindful of him?”. In short, Imago Dei (image of God). In this series, we seek to understand what it means to be created in God’s image and understand how this truth gives value to all human life, regardless of race, color, handicap, or creed.
Week 1: Imago Dei (Genesis 1:26-27)
The psalmists asked God, “What is man that you are mindful of Him?” Mankind’s worth is the likeness in which he was created. God created us to bear his image to the world. In this message, we will attempt to understand what it means to be created, in God’s image.
Week 2: Imago Dei and the Fall (Romans 5:1-3, 1:18-32, Ephesians 2:1-3)
The fall had a severe impact on humanity, only fragments of His image remain. In this message, we will seek to understand how sin impacts our ability to bear God’s image.
Week 3: Imago Dei and the Cross (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)
Sin like a fog has hidden His image in us. Is it possible to reflect Him again? The cross has the power to lift the fog and restore God’s image in us.
Week 4: Imago Dei and the Unborn (Genesis 9:5-6, Psalm 82:3-4, Luke 1:41-44)
So many are confused about the value and genesis of life, and the Bible is so clear that life begins in a mothers womb. Yes, even the unborn child bears God’s image. In this message, we will see scriptural evidence and support for the sanctity of life.
Week 5: Imago Dei and Mental Disability (Psalm 139:13-16)
God knew us before He created us, He formed and shaped us while we were in the womb. Our characteristics, mannerism’s, height, color and intellectual ability was assigned to us by God for a specific purpose; His glory.
Week 6: Imago Dei and Racism (Acts 17:22-28, Romans 5:19, Revelation 5:9-10)
Embracing racism is rejecting the Holy Scriptures for in them it is clear that all were created in the image of God from a single man and purchased by his blood.
Week 7: Imago Dei and the Lost (Romans 10:1-4, 14-17)
As God’s representatives, we are to take the gospel to those who don’t know Him. Though they have fallen, God desires that His image in them be restored. In this message, we will feel the weight and gravity of not sharing the gospel.