So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Gen. 1:27).
When God created us in his image he had Jesus in mind. “His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance” (Heb. 1:3). John Atkinson looks at the implications for us of this mind-blowing truth.
Edith Sher teaches on chapter 5 of John’s Gospel and turns the traditional understanding of this story on its head.
Most of us are familiar with the account of the lame man at the pool of Bethesda, a passage that mentions the Father fifteen times. But what is wrong with this story?
Why is the man lying there? What is this place where an angel stirs the water for healing? Since when, in the Bible, does an angel heal, or for that matter heal only on a first-come-first-served basis? Who is this wretched man whom Yeshua confronts? What is Yeshua trying to accomplish by approaching him? How does it all reflect on having a true understanding of God’s image?