Please join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Oakland Hills Community Church (OPC) in Farmington Hills, Michigan. VBS will be held from July 24-27, 2023 — from 9am to noon daily.
Join us as we explore God’s plan and purpose for creation using this delightful Australian themed VBS material. Students age 5 to 12 are eligible. Please register your children using this online form.
More details are here. Please be sure to register your students here.
All God’s creatures are amazing and beautiful. However, humans are made in the image of God. Let’s talk about this…
Because he is a spiritual being made in God’s image, man resembles and reflects God. This has profound implications.
First, the image of God establishes human dignity. By denying God’s image, atheism diminishes human dignity by reducing man to a chance, evolutionary product of matter, a mere animal. Pantheism, at the other extreme, also denies the image of God and diminishes human dignity by exalting all nature as a manifestation of God. The Scriptures, by contrast, testify to man’s dignity: “For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:5). Being created in the image and after the likeness of God sets man above all nature. According to Christ, one human soul is more valuable than the rest of nature (Matthew 6:26; Mark 8:36). In fact, God indicated His value of the soul by sending His Son to redeem it. This does not, to be sure, devalue the rest of nature because God created it as well. Man in God’s image should rule nature benevolently as good stewards of God’s creation. (Read more on this topic.)