In this series, Pete Enns discusses what it means to be made in God’s image according to Genesis 1:26-27. These verses show that humans are made in God’s image in order to rule over all creation as representatives of God. He argues that humanity’s image is not wrapped up in their soul, but in their role as caretakers. In this discussion, he mentions that God commands Israel to make no graven images to represent God because humans are living images themselves. Ultimately, Jesus is the perfect image of God, and humans are called to live in Christ.

  • What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 1

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    What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 1 | Pete Enns

     The phrase “image of God” is not about characteristics that makes us uniquely human. It is about humanity’s unique role in being God’s representatives in... Read More >

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  • What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 2

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    What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 2 | Pete Enns

    Psalm 8 informs our understanding of the image of God by describing the high status that humans occupy in the created order.   Read More >

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  • What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 3

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    What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 3 | Pete Enns

    We can and should speak of the image of God as marred, incomplete, subject to sin in all of us. The true image of God is only realized in the crucified and risen Son of God. Read More >

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  • What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 4

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    What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 4 | Pete Enns

    To bear God's image is to live daily in such a way that embodies more and more what that image looks like in the person of Jesus. Read More >

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