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Beauty and Strength (1 of 4)
Series: Beauty Begins | Strength Starts
Genesis 1:27, 2:7,8,18,21-25
''So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them … the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed … The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him …' So the Lord God caused a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping He took one of the man's ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. The man said,
'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman' for she was taken out of man.'
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.''
Genesis 1:27, 2:7,8,18,21-25 (NIV)
God created a
- Woman with a longing to feel beautiful.
- Man with a need to feel strong.
1. STOP LOOKING AT DISTORTED MIRRORS AND LOOK INTO THE MIRROR OF TRUTH.
''Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.'' 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NLT) 1996 Version
'' Keep your eyes on Jesus, our leader and instructor. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy he knew would be his afterwards; and now he sits in the place of honor by the throne of God.''
Hebrews 12:2 (TLB)
2. START REFLECTING THE CHARACTER OF CHRIST
''Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.'' Ephesians 5:1,2 (NASB)
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