Start these adult Bible study lesson plans with a prayer, thanking God for bringing everyone together and for the beauty in each group member.  Ask Him for the ability to see the beauty in everyone, regardless of their outward appearance.

Adult Bible Study Series

Genesis 1:26-27
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

The story of creation is one of the most well-known and best-loved stories in the Bible.  The true miracle of the creation is that God exalted man far beyond the status he deserved and made us in His own image.  He made us like Himself and allowed us dominion over the animals and plants of the world, because He too was over those things.  Our soul sets us apart, makes us beautiful, and keeps us from being like the animals.  With a soul in our bodies, made in God’s image, we cannot possibly be unattractive.  For to call a person unattractive is to call God unattractive, because we are made in His image.

In our world of vanity and the worship of everything beautiful, it is so hard to remember that everyone should be on an equal playing field.  As humans, we are all set apart from other animals, given power over them, and entrusted to care for them and treat them well.  As humans, regardless of our outward appearance, we are all made in God’s image, and are precious to Him.


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