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May 31, 2020 -- The Imago Dei

May 31, 2020 Speaker: Jake Peterson Series: Stand Alone

Passage: Genesis 1:26–1:27, 2 Corinthians 5:16–5:21

May 31, 2020

Genesis 1:26-17

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

 

John Calvin on the Sixth Commandment -- Thou Shall Not Kill

"Because we are bound together in a common unity... that God has made us all... In general, therefore, all violence and injustice, and every kind of harm from which our neighbour's body suffers, is prohibited. Accordingly, we are requred faithfully to do what in us lies to defend the life of our neighbour; to promote whatever tends to his tranquillity, to be vigilant in warding off harm, and, when danger comes, to assist in removing it."

 

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who thorugh Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their tresspasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconcilliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

 

"We are unable to hold on to the dignity of humanity because we've lost the turth that men and women are created in the image of God." -- Francis Schaeffer

"The Bible exhorts us to weep with those who weep. It doesn't tell us to judge whether they should be weeping." -- H.B. Charles

 

Other Scriptures:

  • Matthew 5:7
  • Micah 6:8
  • 1 John 4:19
  • Romans 12:9-21
  • Philippians 2:3
  • Jeremiah 29:7
  • Ephesians 6:12
  • James 1:17-19
  • Colossians 3:11-12
  • Romans 15:5-7

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