Does God Need A Little Help From His Friends?
Genesis 1:26 -
Four spiritual pointers to help you live IMAGO DEI:
- God does not have a Self - Image problem!
- God's created spiritual image in man has become Tainted since the fall
- God's image does not need Redeemed.
- God’s Image in Me does need redeemed.
Review: Isaiah 6:1-8
Review: John 14:8-9 | John 8:54-58 | Colossians 1
2 Corinthians 2:14-16
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Imago Dei Small Group Discussion Starters:
Listen to the David Crowder Song PRAISE THE LORD.
Discuss: In what ways have you tried to shape God into the image you imagined/wanted Him to be? In what ways has God not met you expectations? In what ways has He proven Himself to be better than you imagined?
Read Ecclesiastes 3:11. What does it mean that God has "put eternity on our hearts?"
Discuss: What are the ramifications of shaping your worldview BY OBSERVATION versus BY REVELATION?
Read Colossians 1:15-20. Find and discuss the various qualities, roles and positions attached to Jesus. What does He have to do with us understanding the image of God? See John 14:6-14.
What role does the church play in Imago Dei? "We are not here to refine the image of God, we are here to reflect the image of God." See 2 Corinthians 2:14-16.
In C.S. Lewis's Prince Caspian, Lucy (the youngest of the children) says to Aslan (the lion who is the Christ figure) upon seeing him after a period of absence:
Lucy to Aslan - "You're bigger."
He answers, "That is because you are older, little one."
"Not because you are?" she responds.
"I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger." answers Aslan.
Discuss: Are you finding God to be bigger and more satisfying as you continue to grow in the faith?
Pray for one another