This Is Us – Sermon Series
What does it mean to be human? What separates us from any other living creature on this planet? According to ancient Israel, to be human is “to be made in the image of God.” Since we are made in the image of God, our view and understanding of God will greatly affect our understanding of ourselves as human beings. It could be argued, then, that as we move away from seeing ourselves as God’s image bearers, we will farther lose our identity. To move away as God’s image bearers is to dehumanize. Have you ever lost your job, had your application rejected or have your kids turn astray and felt entirely lost? As humans, we’re not defined by what we do, but who we are.
This 12-part series will explore who God made us to be. We’ll dig deeper into topics such as men and masculinity, women and femininity, singleness and marriage, and parenthood, then making a turn to further understand our emotions like joy, fear, sadness, anger, and disgust. As a church and a people of God, we need to know what makes us, us. Together, we will learn who God created us to be.
Our hope is for you to look at our church, humankind and our little blue planet differently and say, “This is who we are. This is us.”