Approach: Examining a few passages that refer to Jesus being the image of God.

Hermeneutic objective: Learning how to: a) let the Bible explain itself, and b) break a passage down into its component parts to make observation of the text easier and enable comprehension.

Theological objective: when Jesus says in John 14:10, "The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me," He explains the apostle John's statement in John 1:14, "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us."

Jesus is the image of God because:

1. With His Father, Jesus took part in the creation of heaven and earth including the creation of angels. And this kingdom was created for Jesus Christ, who will later return it to His Father (1 Cor 15:24-28).

2. With His Father, Jesus existed before Creation. Jesus is the head of the Church, God’s people and nation of priests. Jesus is preeminent as the first to resurrect from the dead as the way for all of God’s people to escape death.

3. With His Father, Jesus Christ is the agent of God's salvation and mediator of the New Covenant that reconciles human beings with God.