NextLevel Online: Identity (others who teach in this series are: Matthew McBirth, Sara Hill, and Doug Alridge)

Session 1: Created in the Image of God (Kevin Greer)

Who am I? This is one of the most common questions that teenagers ask themselves. In this session, two views will be discussed to answer this question.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Who am I? This is one of the most common questions that teenagers ask themselves.

Two Views:

  • First View: You were made in the Image of God (Gen. 1).

    • The creation of man is different from any previous creation. “This is very good.” The creation became much more personal because we have been made in the image of God.

    • People don’t realize the value and worth of humankind.

  • Second View: You are a product of chance.

    • Value only comes from what you do or how you succeed.

    • We have merely evolved over time.

    • Everything came from nothing (Charles Darwin).

    • This is a theory that’s been taught as the only plausible explanation (which have so many holes in said theory).

One view values life and one view does not.

There are 1 of 2 opinions:

  • You are more or less, God’s.

  • We’re basically animals so we can do whatever we want whenever we want.

When you choose to ignore God, you don’t have a lot of options.

The image of God is something we are.

A christian worldview is going to have a higher view of life than any other religious or philosophical view there is.

What we understand about the origin of life is incredibly personal, and that determines your identity.

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.