Days 4-6: Fullness Towards Dominion, Part 2

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Genesis 1:26-31
[26] Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

[27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
[28] And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” [29] And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. [30] And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. [31] And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening andthere was morning, the sixth day.

DEEP SHEET:  Sermon Study Questions

1.  What are some textual clues that vv. 26-31 are a climax to the creation account?
2.  What role has the doctrine that man is made in God’s image played in your everyday life?  In what obvious ways do we see our culture ignoring or rejecting this truth?
3.  How are we like God in our nature, and how do we represent him in our role?  How do these truths call us to education, science and technology, and care for the environment?
4.  What do these verses tell us about the relationship between God and man?  How do they affect the way we perceive and relate to other human beings?
5.  What does it mean that human beings are both the greatest pointer and the greatest temptation?
6.  How does this passage direct us to Christ?

References: Genesis 5:3; John 4:24; Genesis 2:15, 17, 19; Psalm 24:1; 8:5-6; Genesis 5:1-2; Luke 10:27; Acts 17:26; James 3:9; Genesis 9:6; Colossians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:27; John 14:31; Ephesians 5:25.

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