Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
1 – Imago Dei – Image.mp3
1 – Imago Dei – Image (HS Handout).pdf
1 – Imago Dei – Image.ppt
1 – Imago Dei – Image (notes).doc
1 – Imago Dei – Image (service order).doc
1 – Imago Dei – Image (small groups).doc
What exactly is the image of God? What is it about humanity that images Him? What does “image” even mean? This new sermon series is going to answer those questions and many more about this tough theological issue. We believe that the answers are both practical and life changing! This is the start of a month long series that gets into who we are as humans, why we are created as males and females, and how we live out our humanity best for Jesus.
Go ahead and be thinking to yourself: “In what ways are humans like God and not like God?” What does it mean that we were created in God’s image? Did God fully make us like Him? Can we fully become like Him? Did He share everything true about Himself partly with us? Can we become more like Him if we’re already in His image? Continue reading
One question I love to get students thinking about is “What kind of spouse do you want to live with for the rest of your life?” I want them to go ahead and think of those real important qualities that truly matter as that will affect both who and how they date. If you’re a student reading this, go ahead and do that now… In the same way, God has qualities and characteristics. They are what we call His attributes. Who do you imagine God to be? Do you know what God is REALLY like? God wants us to know Him! Continue reading
Free files for my fellow youth pastor friends…
To start off our discussion on the doctrine of humanity right, try answering this quiz:
1. In order to humanly live as God intended for us, our best example is Adam (before sin). T or F
2. It would be unbiblical to say that humanity is the most precious part of creation to God because His Son is most important to Him. T or F
3. Pick A or B:
A. Before the creation of the world, God’s ultimate desire was that He would have people to love. So He created them and sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for them after they fell into sin so that now those who believe in Jesus can live with God forever and rule over His creation for all eternity.
B. Before the creation of the world, God’s ultimate desire was to glorify His Son, Jesus Christ. Therefore, He created humanity so that Jesus could ultimately be their Savior and King Who would rule over all creation for all eternity.
Let’s see how you did. (Answers: 1. F (Jesus is best human) 2. F (Jesus is not a creation) 3. B Continue reading