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Fruitfulness and Jesus

How do we bear much fruit for the Lord?

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A Prayer for Mother’s Day

For the last several days, I’ve been reflecting on the imperative in Genesis 1:28, “Be fruitful.”

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Literal Fruitfulness and the Body of Christ

Was I suggesting that people without children cannot experience the fruitfulness God intends for them?

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Further Reflections on Fruitfulness

According to Genesis 1, being fruitful in the literal sense, that is, making more people to fill the earth, is a central facet of human work.

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Reflections on Fruitfulness

Sexuality is part of God’s good creation.

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What Does It Mean to Be Fruitful?

Today, you and I have the opportunity and responsibility to use well the abilities God has given us so that we might help the world become what God intends it to be.

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You Were Made to Make a Difference

You and I were made to make a difference in the world around us.

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God Bless(ed) You!

God has blessed you in creation.

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The Image of God and Human Community

Each human being bears the image of God. This fundamental truth shapes our lives and relationships. It tells us that all human beings, including ourselves, have intrinsic worth and purpose.

Yet, as we pay close attention to Genesis 1:26-27, we see that God’s image is not revealed only through individual persons. The divine image is also seen in human community, especially the community represented by male and female.

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Working with Divine Image Bearers

I wonder what would happen in our work if we took seriously the fact that every human being is made in the image of God.

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Seeing All People in Light of God’s Image

For those of us who are familiar with the Judeo-Christian tradition, the notion of human beings bearing God’s image is a familiar one. We may not grasp the implications of this astounding truth and may not live it out consistently, but we are not surprised to hear that all human beings are made in God’s own image.

This would not be true for the original audience of Genesis 1. In fact, that which we take for granted would have been stunning to them, not to mention transformational.

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How Can I Be Like God?

In yesterday’s devotion, we began to consider the astounding truth that we are like God. God made human beings in God’s own image and likeness. Even though sin has tarnished that image, as we’ll see in Genesis 3, we still reflect and embody the divine image.

I mentioned yesterday that theologians differ considerably in their understanding of what God’s image actually entails. Some try to identify this image with certain human qualities, such as rationality or spirituality. Others see God’s image more holistically, represented by unified human beings.

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