For as many of you that have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ – Galatians 3:27
So God created man in His own image… – Genesis 1:27
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son… – Romans 8:29

God’s Story

  • God is one God: Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)

  • God is creative (Genesis 1:1), and does everything with excellence (Genesis 1:31)

  • God enjoys loving relationships and created people for that reason (Lev. 26:12)

  • In the beginning, God created a people in His image that He could love, invite to love Him in return and work with Him in cultivating, or building, a Godly culture for His unending Kingdom (Gen. 1:23, 28)

  • After the fall into sin, God saved the people He loved as a free gift by grace through faith in His own Son Jesus Christ who died on a cross for us so that He could put sin to death in His own body and rise from the grave on Easter morning to offer victory over death and the hope of eternal life for all people (Ephesians 1:7; John 3:16; 2 Cor. 5:17)

  • God has promised eternal life for those who believe in Jesus and, until that final day arrives, has graciously promised to be with us through every trial, tribulation, praise or thanksgiving

  • In the beginning people were made in God’s image and masterfully designed for loving relationships and creative excellence (Gen. 1:27, 31)

  • In the Garden of Eden people fell into sin and remain, to this day, God’s enemies who fall short of His glory, are lost in our own selfish and destructive ways and deserve eternal death and condemnation for our sinful condition (Rom. 3:23, 5:10; Matt. 10:28)

  • Despite our faithless rebellion, God continues to love us unconditionally and constantly pursues those who remain apart from Him by freely offering His gift of salvation to all people through faith in Jesus

  • By grace, those who believe are re-created in the image and goodness of Jesus and are empowered by His Word, Supper and Spirit to grow, love, follow and imitate Him every day (2 Cor. 5:17-21; 1 John 4:19)

  • For those who believe in Jesus, we are re-created in the image of Christ and  invited to imitate His life of service, discipleship and worship until He returns for us on the last day (Luke 10:27)