January 29, 2015
Scientists can easily identify unique characteristics of human beings, although it is often difficult to explain the ‘why’ behind them. For instance, you and I have as many hair follicles per square inch of skin as any furry critter, yet we do not grow thick, protective coats.
It is even harder to explain qualities like conscience, self-awareness, and morality, along with the enormous range of human creativity.
This Sunday at the Gathering Church we continue Beginnings Matter, a study of the first book of the Bible, Genesis. Genesis 1:26-31 describes the uniqueness of humanity: created in the image of God. In just a few sentences, that which is essential to our human nature and purpose is powerfully identified.
What are the implications of bearing the image of God?
What is the purpose that God has given to every human being?
More than a few of my friends have enjoyed discovering their ancestry through online resources. It is interesting to see them have a new sense of pride and responsibility. They want to leave a faithful legacy for future generations.
This Sunday we look at the ultimate record of ancestry.
You may be surprised to discover who you are and what you have been called to do.