by Stan Coffey

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Improving Your Image – A Whole You for a Holy God
Stan Coffey
Romans 12:3-5

I want you to take God's Word today and turn to Romans 12:3. We are in a series of messages. This is the third message in the series on "Improving Your Image." The Bible says that you and I were made in the image of God and the Bible says when we are born again, we are recreated in the image of Christ. And all about us makes up our image. We must identify our image before we can improve our image. And for a Christian improving your image means becoming what Christ wants you to be.

There are five things that go together to make up your image. And I have used the letters of the word "image" as an acrostic to help us remember these. We have talked about the inward man. And we have talked about the fact that God has given us the heart that is different, desires that are different. He made every individual with a different inward motivation and drive. And that is part of the image of God in you.

Today we are going to talk about "m" which is your make-up. "A" will stand for abilities; "G" for gifts; and "E" for your experiences. And all of these five things go to make up your image, make you who you are, who God made you to be. And improving your image means knowing who God made you to be and becoming that person and becoming what Christ wants you to be. In Romans 12:3, Paul talks about your make up, that is your personality.

Romans 12:3-5 "For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."

Now most of us give lip service to the fact that God created us unique. That we are all diff ...

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