We're going to continue on with Part 2 of our Identity Through Christ series.
I want you to take a journey with me today — let's go back in time to the beginning when God created creation and He created us.
In Genesis 1: 25 and 28, the Word tells us that God had made wild animals according to their kind and livestock according to their kinds.
And 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 the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created man in His own image, and in the image of God, He created him. Male and female, He created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in your number. Fill the earth and subdue and rule over the fishes of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the ground.’”
So in the beginning, we see that Father created all of creation. Then Father said, “Let us make man in our image and in our likeness.”
What I want to take a look at is: what did God create mankind to be?
So the first thing that's obvious is what I just said: God created us in His image.
God is a triune being. We see that in the Trinity. It's God the Fatherhead, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit of God. When God created us in His image, He also created us to be a triune being.
And so we were created as a spirit, and then God gave us a soul, which is our mind, our will, and emotions, or what some people will call our character. And then God put us in a body.
So we see that we are also a triune being.
Also, God has emotions and God gave us every emotion.
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