Friday, August 30, 2013

God’s Image and Purpose for Humanity

Quotes on God’s Image and Purpose for Humanity  from The Gospel Project – Fall 2013, “Bearing God’s Image” by way of Kingdom People: 
“The most distinctive feature of the biblical understanding of man is the teaching that man has been created in the image of God.”- Anthony Hoekema
“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit.”- C. S. Lewis
“To live was to enjoy – when every faculty was in its perfection, amidst abundance of objects which infinite wisdom had purposely suited to it… when he was at full liberty to enjoy either the Creator or the creation – to indulge in rivers of pleasure, ever new, ever pure, from any mixture of pain.”- John Wesley
“Leave the works in one class. Consider one as good as another. Fear God, and be just, as has been said. And then do whatever comes before you. This way all will be well done even though it is no more than loading manure or driving a mule.”- Martin Luther
“The great God of the universe who heaped up the mountains, scooped out the oceans, and flung out the stars wants to have a relationship with you.”- Adrian Rogers
“This sense of being made in God’s image calls us all constantly to look for it in others and to do what we can to help them acknowledge it and to realize it by joining in worship. We thereby carry to others the answer to their inmost longing, a yearning for union with the Trinity, a thirst to respond with adoration to the God who made them.”- Marva Dawn