- We exist because of God
Read Genesis 5:1
verse says we bear the _____________?
does this mean for you and me?
does knowing we are created in the image of God help with our self-image?
Read Acts 17:26-28
verses state that in God we ________ and _________ and __________?
to these verses our very image is in God and he has created us as we are. It
is sin that causes that image to get distorted
Read James 3:9
verse talk about how we use our tongue to curse others showing us again how sin distorts our view of seeing others as bearing
the likeness of God.
B. Because we
are made in the Likeness of God every person has a unique personality and an individual worth
What does this mean for
us as we look out upon this world God’s creation
1.) Psalm 139:1-8
As you read this passage think about how God takes the time and cares to know each of His creations even before we
are born. Because of this all human life should be cherished and protected
not neglected or abused. This is a little different then the world view
which shows life to be nothing more than a chance happening of evolution.
C. God forbids the unlawful destruction and abuse
of human life
Read Genesis 9:6
Here you see that God says there should be a punishment for murder.
includes the killing of the weak and innocent by means of abortion and
2.) What about cultural bias, gender discrimination,
ignoring the poor, the disables and aged or any other form of injustice against humanity: does God hate all of these and why?
do these verses say about how we should view other people?
Read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
What do these say about how we are to
act around other people?
these verse are not a license to sin but a call to put ourselves in
mindset of God and see how he would view the people around us.
Talking about sin, how should we act around those who we know are openly
sinning against God?
Read Romans 13:8-10
These verses sum up how
we should treat sinners as well as everyone because as
has been stated everyone
is made in the image of God and therefore everyone