Genesis 1:26-31 - Race/Gender

Discussion Questions

  1. What is one truth or “take-away” from the sermon that you found particularly challenging/convicting/helpful? 
  2. 2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us that as we behold the glory of the Lord we are transformed into His image. Is there anything in your life that is competing with the Lord for your attention, and thereby hindering your conformity into Jesus' image? 

  3. What distinctions does the world use to determine a person’s “value?” What distinctions do you use? What does God say we should value in a person?

  4. How might a recognition of Imago Dei (image of God) impact the jokes you tell, change the way you think/talk about ethnicity, and influence your posture towards refugees, sojourners, and immigrants?

  5. Could an outside observer tell from your friendships that you recognize the dignity and worth of all kinds of people from all different ethnic, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds? If not, what might you do to grow in this area?

  6. People try to find a sense of identity in many different things (skills, accomplishments, possessions, relationships, etc.) How can this be dangerous? What does does finding your identity in Christ look like?