Summary: There are things about you that resemble God! Did you know why? Because you were made "In His Image."
YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR FATHER!
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27
Prop: a Mirror
Hi everyone! It is GREAT to see you today! You all look WONDERFUL this morning! Seeing you makes me happy. Speaking of seeing you ... let me show you what I have in my treasure chest today.
It's a mirror.
Let me ask you ... when you look in this mirror what do you see? Yourself?
Well, yes, but I see more. Do you know what I see when I look at you ... I see your mommy and daddy. Do you know why. Because when we were born we became a mixture of our moms and dads ... we have "physical features" that look like them. Maybe it is your nose. Or maybe it is your toes. Maybe it is your ears or eyes. But there are things about you that resemble your mom and dad.
I see something else when I look at you too. I see ... God. Yep. There are things about you that resemble God! Did you know why? Because you were made "In His Image."
Wow! That is incredible and exciting!
Listen to what the Bible says about you:
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, ... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27 portions)
I spent a lot of time in airports last week. I watched a lot of people walk by and God did something very powerful in my heart while watching them. He said, "Ken ... all these people who look so different all look like me! All of them! I made them all and if you will look closely you will see their beauty and their resemblance." That conversation with God rekindled my love for people because I saw in them what I see in you ... resemblance of God.
I want you to remember that this week. I want you to think about how you look like God and how other people also were made in His image. Okay?
SOURCE: Dr. Kenneth Pell Potsdam (New York) Church of the Nazarene www.potsdam-naz.org