What does it mean to be made in the image of God?

15 Nov

With this Sunday, two months of many guest teachers comes to a close.  I have enjoyed it immensely, and I hope you have as well.  This Sunday our worship leader, Becka Beard, is preaching on the image of God.

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The image of God has been a hotly debated topic in the church for centuries.  What is the big deal?

Genesis 1:26-27 (New International Version) says this:

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

In what sense are we made in the image of God, and what does it matter to our lives?  Take a moment before you come on Sunday to consider what it might mean to be made in the image of God…does it have any effect on the way we live and interact?

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