Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Greetings to Every SP Member This Morning! Remember to share these prayers and messages with others, and invite them to join our team. Give God the glory!
PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Beloved God! We parise You! We praise your name, for praise is the purest form of prayer. You provide us water when we are in the desert of life; and streams when we are in the wasteland of life. We cannot help but praise You and praise your name. With praises in our hearts and on our lips, we want to show You our love, our devotion, our reverence, and our appreciation for all that You do for us, as we lift You up in worship. We parise You for You are the Almighty Loving God of heaven and earth, our God. Help us to live each day with praise and thanksgiving in our hearts, just for You. Enable us to fulfill Your purpose and calling on this earth, which is to worship and glorify You. This we pray in the name of Jesus, our Beloved Savior, Amen!"
MESSAGE: The Human Race Is Unique!
1. Gen 1:26 thru 28 - Man is the only creature made after God's image.
a. In contrast to animals (vs 20 and 24), where God said, "Let the waters bring forth", and "Let the earth bring forth", He said about man, "Let's make man in our image, after our likeness".
b. All other reproduce after their own kind, but man reproduces in the image of God.
c. Only man has the capacity for eternal life, fellowship, moral discernment, self-consciousness, speech, and worship.
d. Only man has rational intelligence.
e. Only man creates new beauty such as music, art poetry, humor, etc.
f. Only man has a conscience and sense of religious values.
2. What do you think about this? Do we share in these characteristics with animals or with the God in whose image we were made? Although our behavior at times is animalistic, we are unique because our Creator made us in His image. To Be Continued Tomorrow!
May we recognize the gift God has given us in creating us, the capacity to be like Him in spirit, in truth, in good works, and in love. In His glory, Vic.