In the image of God in some translations, “Like us”, a royal we, the plural nature the trinity of God; but like God?
Are our abilities, capacities, the equivalent of being as God? Man in the garden, out into the world down to this present age
Able to change the world to grow, to be transformed for good or for ill based on the world, our heart’s desires
Like Christ, able to choose to fall on our knees like a servant to follow God’s command to live as we are called
January 13, 2010 and January 14, 2010 Worship service after Our Family’s Table Mediation by Pastor Ruth L. Foss, on the meaning of “being made in the image of God” http://www.suncookumc.org Suncook United Methodist Church Suncook, NH January 13, 2010 & Genesis 1:1-2:4 (read responsively by the congregation, speaking the words of God) Psalm 19:1-13 Congregational Centering hymn: “Let All Things Now Living” Faith We Sing, #2008 Anthem: “The Time Between”, http://www.gbod.org/worship/music/timebetween-crider.pdf by R. Frederick Crider, Jr. (Ps. 31:14-15) and sermon, “The Book of Genesis: The Story of Our Beginning” by Reverend Huntley Halvorson, based in part on Chapter One (Genesis 1:1-2:3), of book, Wrestling With Angels: What Genesis Teaches Us About Our Spiritual Identity, Sexuality and Personal Relationships, by Naomi H. Rosenblatt and Joshua Horwitz http://www.suncookumc.org Suncook United Methodist Church Suncook, NH January 10, 2010 First Sunday in Epiphany (Baptism of the Lord Sunday) & Psalm 8:4-5 (KJV) “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.”