Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the divine nature
Contributed by Bret Toman on Oct 31, 2012
THE BODY: THE IMAGE OF GOD
Paul Brand writing about what it means to be in the image of God in his book In His Image:
"We will not explore the psychological and mental attributes in each one of us that might reflect the image of God. Instead, we will center on a community, that group of God’s
Contributed by Jim Blevins on May 2, 2009
JESUS: THE IMAGE OF GOD
If you are old enough to remember, or watch the old series Dragnet on the Nickelodeon channel, you will see at the end a greasy hand come out with a hammer and a die. The hammer hits the die, and when the hammer and die leave, the mark ’VII’ is left in the stone. Although
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 14, 2009
OUR IMAGE OF GOD
Brennan Manning said, "It is always true to some extent that we make our images of God. It is even truer that our image of God
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image; not one painted on paper, but the living essence of the divine
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2007
The image of God in Human beings is like a sponge.
Sponges are useful creations. They are, we would say, Good.
But human beings after the fall are like a sponge that has been dipped in crude oil. The sponge is still there – it is still “good” but there is no where in the sponge that the oil
Contributed by Todd Catteau on Nov 5, 2019
I am not stylish. I will never be named “best dressed” minister. I do not enjoy clothes shopping. Yet, even though shopping is a task, there are occasions when I do need to pick up an item or two and even though I don’t have an eye for what’s fashionable I can sense when something is absolutely
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 17, 2007
‘Grace is the first ingredient necessary for growing up in the image of God...Grace is unbroken, uninterrupted,
Contributed by Paul Etterling on Apr 8, 2002
"The widest thing in the universe is not space; it is the potential capacity of the human heart. Being made in the image of God, it is capable of
Contributed by Vic Folkert on Dec 1, 2006
In Spain in the 11th century, the following hymn, Adon Olam [Lord of the World], was sung in Jewish synagogues:
Lord of the world-he reigned alone
While yet the universe was naught,
When by his will all things were wrought,
Then first his sovereign Name was known.
And, when the all shall cease
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 9, 2012
YOU HAVE VALUE
I have a here a $20 bill -- how much is it worth? (WHO WANTS IT?)
What if I tear it?
What if I crumple it up?
What if I throw it on the floor and stomp on it?
Because it's still a $20 bill.
It has intrinsic value that makes it worth $20.
But WHY is it worth $20?
The widest thing in the universe is not space; it is the potential capacity of the human heart. Being made in the image of God, it is capable of almost unlimited extension in all directions. And one of the world’s greatest tragedies is that we allow our
Contributed by John Shearhart on Sep 22, 2006
Christian counselor, Gary Collins writes, “[Anger can] be constructive if it motivates us to correct injustice…” and again, “Human beings created in the image of God, were given emotions, including anger. Such anger is a useful and necessary reaction which was seen in Jesus and is not sinful in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"I believe in little children as the most precious gift of Heaven to earth. I believe that they have immortal souls created in the image of God, coming forth from him and to return to him. I believe that in every child are infinite possibilities for good and evil and that the kind of influence with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 3, 2001
“… the assertion [that human brings were made in the image of God] confirms the genuineness of each man’s freedom. Experience tells us that we are free, in the sense that we make real choices between alternatives and could have chosen differently, and theology agrees. Self-determining freedom of
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jul 2, 2002
A. W. Tozer, another wonderful devotional writer said this:
The widest thing in the universe is not space; it is the potential capacity of the human heart. Being made in the image of God, it is capable of almost unlimited extension in all directions. And one of the world’s greatest
SIN IS LIKE A VACUUM CLEANER
SIN we said, is stretching our will and our actions past the limits of God’s laws. The result is not unlike pulling a vacuum cleaner beyond the length of its cord, you still have the machine (your body) but now it is disconnected from the power that makes it behave
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Oct 23, 2009
BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN, WE SIN
A dog barks because it is a dog. It does not become a dog because it barks. Its ‘doginess’ makes it a dog, it’s in its DNA.
Humans are not proved to be human because we sin; it is because we are human that we sin. Though still bearing he image of God, which
Someone I know who is really struggling with his faith stately boldly the other day that he had come to understand that the universe is God and it was clear he thought that was a stunning revelation, a great new and important truth.
One of the first things that happens when we go away from the
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jul 21, 2010
The late Art Linkletter once saw a small boy drawing a picture. He inquired, “What are you drawing? The boy replied, “A picture of God.” Art told the young boy that no one knows what God looks like, to which the boy responded, “They will when I get through.” Just what does God look like? What is