General Purpose: To Persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that God is a woman. Thesis Statement: Since we are supposed to be made in “his” – meaning God’s- reflection, I am female and therefore God too is female. I. Introduction
A. In the bible, Genesis chapter 1, verse 26 – 27, states, “God said, let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and the birds of the air, over the livestock, all over the Earth, and all creatures that move along the ground.” B. These statements are left open for interpretation, implying that humankind was created in God’s divine image. C. To me these lines help to illustrate that God was in fact a woman and since we are supposed to be in “his” reflection, I am female and therefore God too is female. II. Body
A. Women are mothers.
1. They are the caretakers and nurturers of not just their families but in many ways the whole world. Not to mention, women are generally the main educators of their children holding the future of the world within their own hands. 2. Horsea, chapter 11 verses 3 to 4 says it best, “Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, I who took them up in my arms but they did not know that I healed them. I lead them with cords of human kindness, with bonds of love. I was to them who lift infants to their cheeks. I bent down to feed them.” 3. This passage from the scripture helps to create an image much like that of a mother tending to and caring for her infant whether the infant was coddled to stay warm, held close to feed, or to be nurtured while sick. 4. Much of the passage from Hosea is reminiscent of the first bonding moments of a humans’ life. B. Life- the whole world is full of life. It also happens to be one of the most complicated and beautiful things that can be seen. 1. For God to create such an intricate world, God would need to have a brain that is capable of processing not just the overall picture but also all the...