Being made in the image of God

It's a strange idea - to be made in the image of God. We might perhaps think of man standing in front of a mirror - imaging, or reflecting the image of God back to him. And although that is true, there is more to the thing than what the mirror reflects.

In the same way, all human beings image God's character and personhood to the world. Not by the way we look, but by who we are.  

  • We are creative - seeking to use and control different elements to do something cool.
  • We are collaborative - seeking to do things in clearly defined relationships with others.
  • We are coherent - valuing integrity and character in others and ourselves. 

This Sunday we will see how Jesus Christ lived up to our real identity, where we are only ever able to fall short. Read Matthew 4:1-11 if you want to see what it's all about.