TLP

Title: The Image of God and the New Testament

Text: John 5:36-40

Jesus and His Father

Last week we looked at the issue of images, form and spirits through the lens of a few Old Testament passages; today we have a few from the New Testament in Jesus’ words, before we move on to another line of exploring. Getting right to it, we come to a verse from Matthew’s Gospel:

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. (Matt. 18:10)

This falls within a larger section in which Jesus was “discipling the disciples”, teaching them about what it means to follow Him, and focusing in on His messianic mission. Remember also that this was a transitional verse that moved into the parable, and it was all about how a…

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