Day 3: Men and Women of God

Let’s read the following verse and confession out loud:

Genesis 1:27 NIV
So God created humans in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Cape Town Commitment – Men and Women in Partnership
Scripture affirms that God created men and women in his image and gave them dominion over the earth together. Sin entered human life and history through man and woman acting together in rebellion against God. Through the cross of Christ, God brought salvation, acceptance and unity to men and women equally. At Pentecost God poured out his Spirit of prophecy on all flesh, sons and daughters alike. Women and men are thus equal in creation, in sin, in salvation, and in the Spirit.

All of us, women and men, married and single, are responsible to employ God’s gifts for the benefit of others, as stewards of God’s grace, and for the praise and glory of Christ.

Today, let’s pray for the men and women of our church communities, giving thanks that God created us both to uniquely bless the church and this world. Let’s pray that each would employ God’s gifts for the benefit of others. Let’s ask for the Spirit’s empowering to live as godly women and men, in the diversity of all that means.

Prayer: God, thank you that in your very good design, you created us in your image; male and female you created us. Thank you that through Christ, we now live as your redeemed and Spirit-filled women and men. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s sing “Holy Forever,” sung by Cece Winans (click here)

-JL

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