lENT 2021 bIBLE rEADING PLAN

February 24th: Image of God, part 1 -- Dr. Tim Mackie (bibleproject.com)

 

Today, we look at the significance of the image of God and how Jesus fulfills the hope for all humanity was meant to be. This pandemic has revealed just how fragile life is, but the story of Jesus offers a bold hope. He put himself forward as the truly human one, the ultimate image of God, whose self-giving love opened up a new future for humanity and all creation.

 

LISTEN

Listen to a short message from Tim on the Image of God, then spend time reflecting in Psalm 8. 

 

Read and Discuss

 

Read: Psalm 8

In Psalm 8, the poet is reflecting on humanity’s identity and calling to rule creation with God. He ponders how weak and “low” humans are compared to the stars and the heavenly beings, yet God is pleased to partner and share his glory with them.

 

Question 1: Read verses 4-5 again and reflect on what stands out to you the most.

 

Question 2: In this poem, humans are both weak and tiny, but also glorious and capable. Do you see yourself this way? What would change if you did?

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