What About Our Image? (Study Questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church entitled “What About Our Image?

Discussion Questions

1. On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you in our own skin – how comfortable are you with yourself – right now. Why?

2. Genesis 1 tells the story of the creation of the world. Read that chapter out loud and reflect on the differences between humanity’s creation and the creation of the rest of the world. What is distinct or unique about human beings?

3. The phrase ‘image of God’ or ‘likeness of God’ only appears three times in Genesis:  1:26-28; 5:1-2; and 9:6. However, Psalm 8 is often seen as a commentary on Genesis 1:26-28. Take some time to read through Psalm 8 and reflect on what it says about humanity.

4. Given the Scripture you read through previously, how would you define humanity in the following categories:Read More »

What About Our Image?

This weekend at Eastbrook Church, I continued our series entitled “Resolved” with a message entitled “What About Our Image?”

The sermon was really an extended reflection on Genesis 1:26-28 and the truth that we are created in the image of God.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also subscribe to the Eastbrook podcast here or follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:Read More »

A Word from St. Francis

I recently read this powerful statement from St. Francis of Assisi:

“What I am before God, that I am.”

How often we think of ourselves in terms of what others’ opinions are. The truth of our identity, however, is not in what any person thinks of us, whether parent, sibling, lover, friend, enemy, or stranger.

The truth of who we are is found in the eyes of our Abba Father.