[THE IMAGE OF GOD] Genesis 1:26-28 08.04.2019
CFA | Pastor Joseph Lanham
TEXT Genesis 1:26-28 ESV
26 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.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
- EVERYONE IS ADAM (Genesis 1:26)
“26Then 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.””
- NO IMPERFECT IMAGES (Exodus 20:1-6)
“And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
3 “You shall have no other gods before me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God,visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousandsof those who love me and keep my commandments.”
- JESUS IS THE PERFECT ADAM(Colossians 1:15-20)
“15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For byhim all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whetherthrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were createdthrough him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all thingshold together.18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning,the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 andthrough him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven,making peace by the blood of his cross.”