L.I.F.E. #2—IN HIS IMAGE

January 14, 2024   /   Pastor Lonnie Skiles   /   Big Valley Grace Community Church

In His Image
Genesis 1:26-31


I.  Our foundation…

    1. is ! (Exodus 15:11; Psalm 71:19; Isaiah 40:18-25)
    2. The earth and all that is in it to Him!     (Psalm 24:1; 89:11)
    3. God’s plan is , right, and good! (Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:30-36; Isaiah 14:27; 55:9)
    4. God’s Word is and my feelings! (Psalm 18:30; 119:160; Proverbs 14:12; Jeremiah 17:9; John 14:8)
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II.  If you were God’s enemy…

    1. (Genesis 3:1; Matthew 14:31)
    2. (Genesis 3:4; John 8:44)
    3. Elevate . (Gen. 3:5; Ps. 14:1; Isaiah 14:13-14)
    4. what is true. (Genesis 3:6; Proverbs 5:7-14; 2 Peter 3:16)
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III.  What does it mean to be made in God’s image?

    1. (no one is ordinary).  (Psalm 139:13-16)
    2. Reflection of His . (Genesis 1:31; Eph. 4:24)
    3. Our is in Him. (Jeremiah 31:3; John 1:12; 1 Peter 2:9-10)
    4. (Genesis 3:8-9; John 14:1-3; Revelation 3:20)
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IV.  What is the purpose of our creation?

Our purpose in life is to God, endeavoring to Him in all of our ways, and to look forward to being in His and enjoying Him forever. (1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 73:25-26; Revelation 4:11)

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V.   We are divinely crafted…

    1. and . (Genesis 1:27; Mark 10:6)
    2. God delights in our . (John 21:20-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Revelation 7:9)
    3. We exist for His   . (Acts 13:36; John 9:1-3; Colossians 1:16)
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VI. We have divinely appointed roles…

    1. Male
      1. (Deuteronomy 6:7-8; Proverbs 1:8; Ephesians 6:4)
      2. (Proverbs 27:23-27; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 5:8)
      3. (Numbers 1:2-3; John 15:13; Ephesians 5:25-26)
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    1. Female
      1. / (Genesis 2:18; Proverbs 31:10-12; Titus 2:4)
      2. (Genesis 3:16, 20; Proverbs 31:28; 1 Timothy 2:15; Titus 2:4)
      3. (Proverbs 6:20; 31:26; 1 Thessalonians 2:7)
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VII. But what if…?

    1. Be before God. (Psalm 32:3-5; 50:16; 51:17)
    2. in others. (James 5:16; Acts 19:18)
    3. Be . (Ps 34:14; 37:3; Matt 7:24-27; Js 1:21-25)
    4. in the Lord. (Proverbs 3:5-6; Isaiah 40:27-31)
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DIGGING DEEPER

  1. Read Genesis 1:26-31; Psalm 139.
  2. In what ways is God’s word in conflict with our culture today?
  3. List the various truths declared in these passages. 
  4. What are some ways in which we can teach these truths to our children, grandchildren, and other
    family and friends throughout the day? (See Deuteronomy 6:1-9.)
  5. Did you ever personally struggle with one or more of these truths? If so, how? How were you able to refute the lies of culture and others?
  6. What is your takeaway from these passages of scripture?
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