Friday, June 27, 2014

Imago Dei

Self image is how you see yourself. It affects your self esteem and confidence. It includes what you think you look like, how you see your personality, what kind of person you think you are, what you believe others think of you, how much you like yourself or think others like you. Poor self image may be the result of accumulated criticisms that you collected as a child which have led to damaging your own view of yourself. A destructive self image can lead to depression, addiction, violent behavior and suicide. BUT HEAR THIS: THIS IS NOT HOW GOD MADE US.
God created us with a divine image, likeness and vocation. Imago Dei
"God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
As Christians we need to be reminded of our divine identity.
While we are part of the animal kingdom, homosapiens, humans as a species, are unique, God created us in his image. Michelangelo in his famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1508-12), artistically captures the moment when the Adam received the creative power of the divine image and likeness. This is the high point of creation. God creates in his image human beings whose special identity is the ability to have a personal relationship with him.
This weekend 200+ students sponsors will be celebrate the power and purpose of our amazing God  and be challenged to live up to the destiny our Creator imagined us to be. It’s not too late to register your teen for this inspiring conference.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,


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