FY 100: The Imago Dei

We’ve been “re-storying” the origins of man, with the study sheet we read in class last Friday. Again, visitors and friends from around the world, join in the discussion!

Here is your InResponse question for this week:

“The biblical worship story of humankind begins with human beings being made in the imago Dei (the image of God), reflecting God’s goodness into the world, and reflecting creation’s praise back to God. I.e. We are the lead worshipers of the created order.

When you look into the eyes of your fellow students, professors, friends and people on the street this week, look for the image of God in their eyes and their lives. What observations do you make when you begin to view people as ImageBearers? What changes in the way that you see them/treat them?

Now, how does seeing human beings as broken ImageBearers affect how we lead people into worship?


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