Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

As a followup to Let All Creation Rejoice, which focused on how amazing the universe is, this takes us a little closer to home — to our own bodies.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)

Individuality

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Luke 12:7)

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13)

Meaning

“Bring to me all the people who are mine, whom I made for my glory, whom I formed and made.” (Isaiah 43:7)

“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit. (John 15:16)

Authority

God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

You made mankind rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet. (Psalm 8:6)

God said, “…Fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish… and the birds… and every living creature.” (Genesis 1:28)

Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 18:18)

Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for those people who will inherit salvation. (Hebrews 1:14)

Don’t you realize that we will judge angels? (1 Corinthians 6:3)

Glory

God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them… Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good. (Genesis 1:27, 31)

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family. (Ephesians 1:4, 5)

When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. (1 Peter 5:4)

Eternity

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

We are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own. (Philemon 3:20-21)

Beloved, I urge you to live as strangers and aliens. (1 Peter 2:11)

Grateful

Let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe. (Hebrews 12:28)

Open

As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” (2 Corinthians 9:9)

Daring

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power. (2 Timothy 1:7)

The Image of God

 I  – Individuality
M – Meaning
A – Authority
G – Glory
E – Eternity

G – Grateful
O – Open
D – Daring

If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. (Psalm 139:8)

Download the PowerPoint, which includes a bunch of dumb jokes, and also references to Michelangelo, Dr. Seuss, Dr. Evil, Batman, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Doug Larson, Keanu Reeves, Scooby Doo, John F Kennedy, Karl Hurley, A. W. Tozer, Spider-Man, Robert Schuller, Depeche Mode, Olive Garden, Led Zeppelin, Highlander, The Screwtape Letters, the Marx brothers, They Might Be Giants, John Wayne, Steve Martin, and D. L. Moody.

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