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Created for Glory (6 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Genesis 1:26-31; 1 Peter 2:9
The Bible reveals that humans are the focus of God's creation. We are the apple of His eye. We reflect His image to the world as His sons and daughters.
This week, we are going to look at the creation story and our identity as God's sons and daughters.
Genesis 1:26-31 - Focus on verses 26-28.
1 Peter 2:9 - We are a chosen people.
EQUIP: God created us for glory! It was His original purpose for our lives.
Teaching Point 1: You were made in His own image to reflect His glory (Gen. 1:26).
Men and women were created in the image and likeness of God. ''Then God said, 'Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us''' (GENESIS 1:26).
Men and women are not just special creatures or unique ''animals,'' but we were created to shine God's glory. ''You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor'' (PSALM 8:5).
God made people to be the crown of His creation and gave us a set of qualities and responsibilities that were similar to His own. ''You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet'' (PSALM 8:6).
''Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness'' (EPHESIANS 4:24).
God created each gender to reveal unique aspects of His image. ''So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them'' (GENESIS 1:27).
Question: Why is it significant that you were created for glory in God's image?
Teaching Point 2: He told us to be fruitful, multiply, fill the Earth, and subdue it. We are significant to His purpose (Gen. 1:26, 28).
God wants us to understand how important and significant we are in this world. God wants us to build a family here on Earth, just as it is in Heaven.
We were made to co-labor with God in ruling His creation. ...
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