Why We Should Not Start at the Beginning But Instead Start at the Ending – In Preaching and Teaching the Biblical Doctrine of Man

This paper argues that preaching and teaching on human nature
should not begin at the beginning, with Gen 1:26–28 and the
Image of God––but with the ending––with Christ, the Second
Adam, the true image of God, in whom the redeemed are being
renewed, and in whom the redeemed will finally be glorified. A
method of whole-brain sermon preparation is presented, in
which narrative, conceptual, and visual tools are employed, with
a view to engaging the listener’s mind, emotions, and will.