Part 3 of the Big Journey is entitled ‘In God’s Image’. It’s a PDF document illustrated in full colour throughout. Click on the PDF icon below to read or download it:
Outline of contents
The psalmist asked: “what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8.4). We’ll pause on our journey to explore what it really means to be human. Why take time out to do this? Because it’s vital to understand who we really are and why God made us.
We are very precious to God. Each of us is worth more than the untold wealth of the entire universe – simply because we’re made in God’s image. What does being in God’s image really mean?
How did God make us? We have spirits and bodies; we are souls – how do spirit, soul and body relate and interact? We have personalities – minds and hearts and wills. We really are very complex beings! No wonder the psalmist exclaims: “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139.14 ESV). And God created us relational beings. He designed us so He Himself could come in make His home in us. And He made us to live in community – He sets us in families and places us in the wider human society.
And what did God make us for – what is our purpose on Earth?
We conclude by looking at the angels – God’s ‘secret agents’.
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