The Label that Matters Most
The Labels We Don't Want
Labels are used to give things or people an identity. What are some examples of labels that you wear?
(Athletic, tall, smart, popular, brother, sister, Christian, etc.)
Read Genesis 1:26-28. Regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity, what does every human being on earth have in common?
(We are ALL made in God's Image.)
What is the significance of Imago Dei? What does it mean that we are made in God's Image?
(We are visible representatives of God, given unique value, purpose and worth by Him.)
Read Genesis 4:8-11. What happens when we fail to remember that others are made in the image of God?
(We hurt, slander, kill, disrespect, mistreat, and curse others. None of which we should do to those who bear God's image.)
When we forget Imago Dei, differences become a cause for division. How have you seen this to be true in the world we live in?
(Politics, race, cliques in school, etc.)
Read Revelation 7:9. We will spend eternity with other believers who look and talk nothing like us. If this is a picture of Heaven, how should our lives look here on Earth?
(We are not divided by our differences, but we are united by our shared image - imago dei.)
How would you treat or interact with someone if the first thing you thought about was that God created them?
In our lives, we often attempt to find value, significance, and worth in the labels we wear or those given to us, but the reality is all of us have been labeled by God as His image-bearers, given unique value and worth by Him.