In this sermon, our founding pastor, W. Graham Smith, preaches on man’s resemblances and how they apply to our relationship to God. The sermon is entitled, “You Have A Double.” Here are some excerpts:

“Everyone, they say, has a double…”

“…Well, I want to carry this matter of resemblances a stage farther, to the highest realm of all, and see how all this applies to our relationship to God.”

1. The Image of the Creator

“…Modern man is made increasingly conscious of his likeness to the lower orders of creation. In our public schools a child is taught to regard himself as a sort of superior animal. Well, the likeness is there, but it is merely anatomical and physiological. And it is a likeness which is utterly insignificant in the light of…”

2. The Image of the Sinner.

“… On the one hand, there is something of the image of God, defaced though it may be; but on the other hand, no less certainly, we have on us also the stamp of depravity…”

3. The Image of the Savior.

“… Scripture affirms that our Savior is “the Image of the invisible God” — that is to say, He is the perfect manifestation of God. Indeed, when He walked this earth 2,000 years ago, He did so as the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. He was and is uniquely and supremely God; and He was and is truly and completely Man — the God-Man; and to see what God is like, we must look at Jesus…”

The Offer.

“…In short,

  1. Man was created in the image and likeness of the holy God.
  2. Man sinned, and thus the image was defaced and man was condemned.
  3. Christ, the infinite God-Man, the image or portrait of the invisible God, came to earth, and condemned sin by dying for it.”

“…This blessed, heaven-sent Savior offers eternal life as a free gift to anyone who…”

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You Have A Double. Graham has a lot more to say about this topic. If you would like to learn more, please download and read the attached transcript of the sermon, as the above excerpts do not even scratch the surface. If you would like to do a word search on the transcript, download the file, and then open the file with your web browser after downloading and use your browser’s find feature.

May 21, 1989

Genesis 1:26, 5:3; Colossians 1:15; Romans 8:3

Rev. W. Graham Smith

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