Value #1: Human Value
Series: Compass: A Series on Vision & Values
COMPASS: A Series on Vision and Value
Vision #1: Human Value
Pastor Brandon Berg
Habakkuk 2:2-3 "Write a vision, and make it plain upon a tablet so that a runner can read it. There is still a vision for the appointed time, it testifies to the end; it does not deceive. If it delays, wait for it; for it is surely coming; it will not be late."
Big Idea: Human value is universally received, not individually achieved
Genesis 1: 24-27, CEB "God said, 'Let the earth produce every kind of living thing: livestock, crawling things, and wildlife.' And that’s what happened. God made every kind of wildlife, every kind of livestock, and every kind of creature that crawls on the ground. God saw how good it was. Then God said, 'Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things on earth.' God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them."
QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION
- If you’re honest, how do you find yourself determining value in other people?
- Think of the area you struggle most in terms of devaluing and judging people (age? Personality? Physical appearance? Politics? Or…?). What might the Holy Spirit be speaking to you about the value of that person?
- What is one thing you can work on today to begin to approach others through the lens of Imago Dei?
- What do you think might change in your life if you viewed each relational/social interaction through the lens of Imago Dei?
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