Friday, January 27, 2017

In the Image of God

What will you talk about with your kids at the dinner table tonight?

Would you consider talking about what it means to be made in the image of God?*

Today is the day of the pro-life rallies in Washington DC and around the country. They won't get as much press coverage as recent marches have because they don't fit the belief system of the media. But they are happening and thousands and thousands of people will take part.

I can't go, but here's why I am prolife:

I believe all people, born and pre-born,
 are made in the image of God.

What it means to be made in the image of God:
  • Each and every one of us are created by God and have worth because of Him
  • We are relational because God is relational
  • We have a morality, an absolute sense of right and wrong because God is holy
  • We have an intelligence because God is all knowing
  • We are to represent God here on earth as His image, His art piece here on earth
  • Cursing one another is a sin against God Himself
  • Taking the life of another human is a sin against God Himself
Take time today to pray with your family for our country. Not only for the pro-life hopes, but for our leaders to be saved, the people in our government to do God's will whether or not they realize it, for Christians to be outstanding testimonies, for the Word of God to go forth.

And flood your social media with March for Life pictures and hashtags! We can stand up and be noticed too.


* Suggested discussion questions for your family:

  • How does the Bible say we are made?
  • Who did God make us like?
  • How are we like Him?
    • Do we look like Him?

    • Do we have His special powers?
    • Can we act like Him?
    • Can we have the same qualities as Him?
    • Do we relate to others like Him?
  • If God made us in His image, how do you think He wants us to behave?
  • If people are made in the image of God, with many of the characteristics of God, what does God think about each one?
  • How should we then treat other people?
  • What things would be wrong to do to other people?
  • What things would be right to do to other people?

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