*WHAT DO YOU THINK?
*When you take a selfie, you’re making an image of yourself. That’s kind of what God did when he made humans. Everything from our ethnicity to our gifts and abilities are all on purpose and designed by God himself. This study is about how we are made in God’s image and what that means for us and others.
WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT THIS?
Read Genesis 1:24-27.
1. What is going on in this passage?
2. What is the difference between how God created the animals and how he created people?
3. What does it mean to be made in the image of God?
Read Psalm 139:13-18. King David of Israel wrote this while going through some hard times in his life.
4. What does this passage tell us about ourselves and about others?
5. Psalm 139:17-18 talks about how God views us. How would you describe the way God thinks about us?
HOW DO WE APPLY THIS TO OUR LIVES?
*God created us in his image, carefully and on purpose. Knowing this can influence how we view ourselves and how we treat others.
6. Have there been times in your life when you have questioned if God made a mistake in the way he created you? Explain why.
7. How could knowing you are made in the image of God change the way you think about yourself?
8. Have you ever looked down on someone else or forgotten that others are made by God in his image too? Share your experience.
9. How could knowing others are made in the image of God change the way you treat them?
10. When you hear about unjust or sad things going on in the world today, how does knowing we are made in God’s image impact your view of things?
11. Knowing the truth of what God says is not enough. Where can we get the power to actually change our attitudes toward ourselves and others?
*Close with a time of prayer thanking God for making you and others in his image. Ask him to help you see yourself as he sees you and to see others as he does.
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