Made In The Image Of God
Sanctity of Life Sunday
Belief influences behavior
-What we believe about our existence affects our decisions
“Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness”
-We are created! We came from someone…God!
-Matt Chandler: “You and I are not the point!”
-God is the reason for why we exist. God defines our purpose
-No other living thing has this special identification with God
-We are image bearers
-God told us to be fruitful and multiply- multiply his image
-Genesis 9 human life is protected unlike any other living being
-This is why we believe every life matters
-unborn babies are just as important as anyone else
-the weakest, poorest person is just as important!
-every human has equal worth, regardless of age, race, class
-Unbelievers agree with this to some degree
-most people agrees we put down sick dogs, but not humans!
“They will rule…”
-God commanded humans to manage the earth
-No other living thing is given this command
-Creation Care and Conservation are Biblical values
-We are supposed to “rule over” or have dominion over creation
-we are not supposed to worship creation!
-we worship God above us, not creation that is below us
So God created man in his own image…he created them male and female
-Men and Women complete the full image of God
-men and women are complementary
-this truth is the reason we believe gender matches biology
-The equality between men and women also means we…
-oppose human trafficking
-oppose pornography and any objectification of a human
-another human is to be
What went wrong?
How do we recover from dishonoring God’s image?
Colossians 1:15 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation”
-Trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
Ephesians 4:24 “put on the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness”
-Actively pursue living like Jesus
-Protect the dignity and worth of every human being
-unborn, all ages, well, sick, rich, poor, male, female
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Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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Sunday Worship: 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM (Live cast at 10:30 am)
Sunday Kids Connection Classes (infants-5th grade): 10:30 AM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study: 6:30 PM