This week we discussed about the value of human life, and understanding God’s perspective on human life.
KEY TEXT: Genesis 9:1-7; Psalm 8:4-8
CENTRAL TRUTH: To understand the value of life, you must understand God’s view of human life.
- Dwell: One of the greatest tactics of Satan is to get you to believe that lies that the world promotes when it comes to the value of life. If it is an unborn baby in the womb or a teenage girl who is struggling with her identity, the world desires to fuel the lies that human life is not valuable. Think about the messages that you are listening to when it comes to the value of life. How you live your life and how you treat others will be a reflection of what you believe. Allow the truth of God’s Word to dwell in you and reflect on the Creator’s love for you.
- Memorize: Philippians 2:16a
- Pray: Let your prayer today focus on your understanding of what Jesus says about your value and how you can begin living in that message instead of the negative message of the world. Jesus values your life so much that He was willing to give His life for yours. Believe that truth and live it out today!
KEEP ON DIGGING:
God’s Image: God set humans apart from animals by creating people in His image. God’s image involves at least three aspects: having a spirit, being holy, and having dominion.
- God is not flesh and blood; He is a Spirit (John 4:24). God gave us a spirit so we can relate to Him (Titus 3:5; John 14:17; Rom. 8:16).
- God created humans in His image. god is holy and He wants us to be holy (1 Peter 1:16).
- God gave us the task to have dominion over creation (Gen. 1:28b). Unlike God, our dominion derives from being under His authority. We are also to be good stewards of His creation.
Luke tells us that Jesus came to die for our sin, but also to form a people of God who, renewed by his Spirit, are able to serve him in righteousness and holiness all of their days. This good news is open to all and God wants the news of Jesus shared with all. As followers of Jesus, as Christians, we are to partner with God is carrying this good news of forgiveness and hope because of Jesus to those in our lives where God has placed us and is calling us.
KEY TEXT: Luke 5:1-11
CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage?