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Because God Is – we should rememberHim, ponder Him, and seek Him.Because God Spoke – we should discoverHis words in Creation and in ScriptureBecause God Created – we should bowbefore Him and worship the One whogives us life.Because God Blessed – we should be filledwith Thanksgiving and seek to Exalt God
“And God Said - Let Us Make Man...”Who is God?What Does the Creation of Man Teach about God?How Do Women Fit into His Creation?If We are His Image – What Does that Mean?How Does God Want Us to Live?
Genesis 1:26-31 Then God said, “Let us make man in ourimage, after our likeness. And let them have dominionover the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavensand over the livestock and over all the earth and overevery 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. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Befruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, andhave dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birdsof the heavens and over every living thing that moves onthe earth.”
 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plantyielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and everytree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird ofthe heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth,everything that has the breath of life, I have given everygreen plant for food.” And it was so.  And God saweverything that He had made, and behold, it was verygood. And there was evening and there was morning, thesixth day.
What Does it Mean to Be Made in God’s Image?Genesis 1:21 So God created … accordingto their kinds…Man was not created in likeness withhimself or his own kind… but to God.Image = Resemble, Replicate, RepresentLikeness = Quality of the Replica
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RayJamie Foxx in the Likeness of Ray Charles
We Were Created to Clearly Resemble and Represent the Creator GodEmotions, Personality, Intellect and WillMorality, Creativity, Spirituality, Wisdom, Dominion, Power…For what can be known about God is plainto them, because God has shown it tothem.  For his invisible attributes,namely, his eternal power and divinenature, have been clearly perceived, eversince the creation of the world, in thethings that have been made. So they arewithout excuse. (Romans 1:19-20 ESV)
Attributes of God and ManCommunicable and Incommunicable Attributes God Humanity Incommunicable Communicable Human Attributes Attributes Attributes------------------------------- ------------------------------- ------------------------------- Spirit Being Mortal Infinite Wisdom Finite Eternal Power Temporal Unchangeable Holiness Changeable Creator Justice Created Goodness Truth
Created to Resemble God: v. 26-27 − His Character and Nature −His Plurality of Person
Created to Resemble God: v. 26-27 − His Character and Nature −His Plurality of Person Created to Represent God: v. 28-31 − To Increase the Image of GodCreating New Life Represented God’s Nature of Creator to the Creation
Created to Resemble God: v. 26-27 − His Character and Nature −His Plurality of Person Created to Represent God: v. 28-31 − To Increase the Image of God Creating New Life Represented God’s Nature of Creator to the Creation − To Husband the CreationCaring for the Creation Represented God’s Own Nature of a Husband and Caretaker to the Creation