THE STORY | CREATION, SEPARATION, RECONCILIATION, REDEMPTION | WEEK 1
SEP 3, 2023
God is writing His story in you, for the sake of the world, and for the glory of His great name.
THE IMAGE OF GOD (IMAGO DEI)
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
“God has imprinted upon our structure replicas of the good things in His own nature, as though stamping wax with the shape of a design.”
– St. Gregory of Nyssa
THE ESSENCE OF GOD
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
1. The essence of God is Light.
2. The essence of God is Life.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.