Imago Dei - In His Image

Does God Need A Little Help From His Friends?

Intro:
 Eccl 3:11
 Genesis 1:26 - 

QUESTION: Are we made in HIS image or is HE in our image? We will decide either by Observation or by Revelation. (Prov 29:18)

Exodus 32

The Israelites tried re-making God and they got a Holy Cow! What did you get?
 Bob Huber - North Street Christian Church

Bob Huber - North Street Christian Church

Four spiritual pointers to help you live IMAGO DEI:

  1. God does not have a Self - Image problem!
  2. 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

  3. The image of God is Perfected in the Gospel of His Son – Jesus Christ
  4. Review: John 14:8-9 | John 8:54-58 | Colossians 1

  5. The Church is the chosen vessel to portray God as He presents Himself.
  6. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16

  7. Imago Dei – a serious call and mission! So does God need a little help from His friends? The answer is to OBEY HIM!

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Imago Dei Small Group Discussion Starters:

  1. 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?

  2. Read Ecclesiastes 3:11. What does it mean that God has "put eternity on our hearts?"

  3. Discuss: What are the ramifications of shaping your worldview BY OBSERVATION versus BY REVELATION?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another