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God's Friend (5 of 5)
Series: God in The Mirror
God made us all in His image so that when He looked at us, it would be as if He were looking in the mirror, as His attributes would be reflected back to Him. Continuing our series on the aspects of God’s I.M.A.G.E., today Pastor Miles spoke about our ability to be friends of God (“G”).
Authority to rule
(1 John 3:2, 1 Corinthians 13:12 , 2 Corinthians 3:1)
Have you ever thought about why God created people? He’s in heaven receiving worship much better than the earth can provide. Being a triune God, He is never lonely. He lacks nothing. So why would He create people? He made us for a specific reason, just as all behavior is purposeful.
1. God created us to enjoy what He enjoys - loving relationships. Genesis 2:18, John 17:20-26
After God made each part of creation, He declared it to be good. There was only one thing that God said was not good in His creation, which was for man to be alone (Genesis 2).
God created people because He is a God of love and He desired that man should enjoy loving relationships just as He did, as a reflection of Himself.
God created people because He is a God of love and He desired that man should enjoy loving relationships just as He did (John 17:20-26), as a reflection of Himself. Think about how the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit relate to one another: the Father sends the Son, the Son sends the Holy Spirit to His believers after He ascends into heaven, the Holy Spirit points everyone back to the Son, the Son only says what the Father gives Him authority to say, the Father glorifies the Son, and the Son points people to the Father. Their purposes are never self-centered, but always bringing glory to the other and serving the other.
God wants us to have sacrificial and loving relationships as He does. Medical research has shown that if you have no loving relations ...
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