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Newsletter Issue #07  --  February 21, 2018 

 

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Made in God's Image

Now, more than ever, children need to know that we are made in God's image. But what does it mean to be made in Godís image? (See Genesis 1:26-27, 9:6; 1 Corinthians 11:7, Romans 8:29.)

People are the only creatures made in Godís image, not animals, or any other created thing. Have you ever wondered why we consider traits such as sharing, love, and generosity as good things, whereas greed, hate, and selfishness are bad? Itís because God is a good and loving God and we are made in his image! To be made in Godís image means we are like him, we have the ability to think, make decisions, and be creative. We have the ability to make moral choices in our livesógood and bad. God gave people the authority to rule over all other created things, and the responsibility to love and care for his creation. When we trust in Jesus, we have the opportunity to know God in a personal way and to work with him. Godís children are to be his representativesóhis image-bearersóhis ambassadors on earth. We have this privilege and responsibility. Only people have a God-shaped space that only the Holy Spirit can satisfy and fill in our souls. God has a plan for each person he created. Every human life is an image-bearer of God and is precious to him. God loves people. 

This discussion for children is from our God's Top Ten lessons
Commandment # 6, "Do Not Murder."


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