Here is a brief overview of the next two lessons in our Let’s Get Radical teaching series.
Week #2 We are Made in His Image
Jesus told us that we when we saw Him, we were actually seeing what God is like. Jesus was being a copycat of His Father. The Jesus that walked on the earth and did awesome, radical things was copying or being like His awesome, radical Father.
John 14:9 (New Century Version)
The Scriptures teach us that we too are to be imitators of God.
just as a much loved child imitates his father.”
Ephesians 5:1 (The Living Bible)
How is this possible? How can we be radical like God? It’s quite simple. We were made in His image and likeness.
If God is radical, then we too can be radical!
Counting is one of the first things that we learn in preschool. First we start counting by using our fingers and then we might even start counting on our toes to get into the bigger numbers. Our counting and measuring never stops. Whether we recognize it or not, we are constantly counting throughout the day. We count and measure our days by knowing the time of day (when we look at a clock) and the number of days into the week or year (when we look at a calendar). We count and measure our height, the amount of food that we eat (our calories), the amount that we weigh, etc.
As brilliant and educated as we might become, there are some things that are so immeasurable that the numbers can’t be tabulated or counted. The Bible tells us that God heaps His love and His blessings on us each and every day.
Did you get that? He LOADS His blessings upon us. Try as we may, we cannot measure the radical display of the radical love shown by our radical heavenly Father. It is impossible. Why? Because our God is constantly thinking about us. (Jeremiah 29:11) There’s not a second that goes by throughout the day that He isn’t looking over you. What an awesome, radical God!!!