Whether or not someone likes themselves can be a difficult question. Self-image is something that most everyone deals with at various points and stages in our lives. More often than not, self-image is directly related to our bodies and our appearance.
We’ve already seen in this series that God has called that which he created in our bodies to be “good, very good.” We try to believe in God and what God says. Why is it so hard to believe God when God tells us that we are good, having been made in the divine image? Do we hear this edict only in terms of a disembodied soul? Do we think we’ve messed up that which God made? What do you think?
I invite you to worship with us this Sunday as I’ll be preaching on some scripture passages that I believe related to this topic. Read our passages to prepare.
This series – Bodies of Christ: A series on the stewardship of the human body/Body of Christ – takes a look at the human body in relationship to the Body of Christ (the Church and Christ himself) through a variety of topics: creation, gender, sex, food/diet, appearances (image), body modification, trafficking of bodies, and more. This series will present some intriguing and sometimes difficult topics. I pray that we lean into the grace of Jesus as we consider what scripture does and does not say about these topics, all as we seek the Holy Spirit’s leading for the Church today.