The Image of God

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Lesson 3 - The Image of God


1.    The meaning of ‘image’ – making something visible or present

Genesis 1:26-27

Daniel 3


2.    Jesus as the image of God

Colossians 1:15

John 1:18


3.    Humans as the image of image of God

Genesis 2:7

Genesis 1:26-28


4.    The image of God after the fall

Genesis 9:3-6


5.    Teleological aspect:  The image is designed to grow


2 Corinthians 3:18


6.    A definition of image of God: The amazing ability and awesome responsibility to make visible the invisible characteristics of our Creator and Redeemer.


7.    Implications of the image of God

a.    Protecting life

b.    Attitudes in work


8.    Review: Dimensions of the image of God

a.    Personal: self-awareness, moral decision-making

b.    Functional: working for and with God

c.     Relational: connecting to humans and God

d.    Teleological: growth and development


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