Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4: In this movie there is a character named Forky.

Forky is timid and confused and basically having an existential crisis from the moment of his creation.

Despite being clearly loved and accepted by his creator, he seems unable to see himself as anything but trash!

Woody is at pains to help FORKY understand the privileged position he finds himself in and enjoy all the blessings of being Bonnie’s favorite toy.

FORKY is lost, scared and frustrated, because he is getting the biggest question of his existence wrong…..


How would you answer the question "Who Am I?"

Modern Psychology argues that there is no fixed, plausible answer to this question. But for many centuries, people who have taken this question seriously have found the Bible contains the best answers that explain the human condition.

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

-Genesis 1:26-27

How are humans different from animals?

In the past kings put images or Idols (hebrew word Tselem) around their kingdoms. Why?

How does that idea help you understand your role as an Image Bearer for God himself?

As Image bearers, we have certain capabilities.

Sadly humanity wanted more than this! We wanted to go one step further and be God! So Jesus became the perfect Image Bearer on our behalf.

How do these verses show Jesus as Image Bearer?

Jesus wasn’t just an Image Bearer, he was also uniquely The Actual Image of God as well.

Read Hebrews 2:14-17, Hebrews 2:5-9

How does Jesus' Humanity help you be restored to your true identity?

Read Colossians 1:15-16

How does Jesus' Divinity help you be restored to your true identity?

Read Colossians 3:10, Ephesians 4:24

What do these verses tell you about the journey of being re-created in his Image?

How has God called you to express His Image in:

Who am I?

I am a human being.

I am created in the image of God. 

I am created to rule over this earthly paradise. Caring for and curating it, reforming it and co-creating with God for the benefit of all people.

I am designed to know God and be part of his community. Experiencing intimacy with God and each other.


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