Imago Dei: Humanity Created (Genesis 1:26-28)

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.

Framework #22 – “Doctrine of God: God is Good”

03 - Doc of God - God is Good (pic)Free files for youth pastors:

03 – Doc of God – God is Good (mp3)

03 – Doc of God – God is Good (ppt)

03 – Doc of God – God is Good (lesson notes)

03 – Doc of God – God is Good (fillout sheet)

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

Framework #21 – “Doctrine of God: God is Great”

02-doc-of-god-god-is-great-blog-picFree files for youth pastors:

02 – Doctrine of God: God is Great (ppt)

02 – Doctrine of God: God is Great (mp3)

02 – Doctrine of God: God is Great (fillout sheet)

02 – Doctrine of God: God is Great (notes)

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

Framework #14 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of Humanity

Free files for my fellow youth pastor friends…

07-humanity (ppt)

07-humanity (handout)

07-humanity (mp3)



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

Christocentrism #4 – Genesis and Colossians – Jesus Christ is the Center of our Sanctification

Free files for fellow youth pastors:
He was one of the coolest guys I ever knew. This dude totally had it all together. He was a great athlete, all of the girls swarmed him, his intelligence was stellar, and he just had that laid back attitude that everyone enjoyed. During the prime of his life, this close friend of mine was in a tragic car accident. From the accident, he no longer had the physical agility to play sports, he no longer had the attractive look, his intelligence was severely altered, and his personality had changed drastically. He was still the same person God had created him to be but very distorted. Continue reading