Bethel Church, WA
IMAGO DEI: CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE
January 30, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 1:26-28

IMAGO DEI: CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

January 30, 2022 / Genesis 1:26-28

The Bible doesn’t start with our , but with our .

Genesis 1:3

Genesis 1:6

Genesis 1:11

Genesis 1:14

Genesis 1:20

Genesis 1:24

Genesis 1:26-28

Image Bearers are set apart God.

Genesis 2:7

Psalm 139:13-16

Image Bearers are set apart God.

Genesis 1:26-27

God created us for His .

Isaiah 43:5-7

Ecclesiastes 12:13

God created us to bear his in the world.


Genesis 1:26-27

Genesis 1:28

Matthew 5:16

Gen 5:1-3

Romans 3:23

2 Corinthians 4:4

Colossians 1:15

Hebrews 1:3

John 1:14

2 Corinthians 3:18

SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS

  1. Have you ever heard the phrase “Imago Dei” or “image of God”? What comes to mind when you hear the phrase? Where have you encountered this idea in the past?
  2. Read Genesis 1:26-28. What is your understanding of what it means to be made in the image of God? What traits does this concept include?
  3. As a group, how would we define the words “image” and “likeness?”
  4. Why do you think countries and institutions display images of important people on statutes, paintings, portraits, and money?
  5. What can we learn from the fact that both men and women – with the many differences that exist between them – are equally able to reflect the image of God? Why do you think God decided to make two sexes instead of just one?
  6. Read through Genesis 2 in light of the Imago Dei. How do you see evidence of image bearing in the way God created human beings and put us to work in His world?
  7. Compared to the glory given to image bearers at creation, how has the image of God been corrupted through the fall? In your own life and heart, how do you see your failure to reflect the image of God?
  8. How does the culture around us diminish the Imago Dei and the dignity of humanity? Where have you seen sinful attacks on the image of God in our culture?
  9. Read 2 Corinthians 3:18. How are people better image bearers after walking with Jesus? How does the Holy Spirit’s ongoing restoring work help you see the image of God more clearly?

 

Save PDF Locally

Click to save a copy of the filled-in notes to a PDF file on your device

Save PDF to Google Drive

(Android & PC Only) Click to save a copy of the filled-in notes to a PDF file on your Google Drive account

Send to Email

Enter your email address below to receive a copy of your filled in notes