The longer I am a pastor, the more I believe that most of us need a better image of God. Most people suffer from an image that is too small, or flat-out wrong. Sometimes it is harmful to ourselves and those around us.
I know that when I talk about a better image of God, some become suspicious. I'm in good company. Read the Gospels and watch how many ways Jesus tried to heal people's image of God. So did Moses and Paul. So did the prophets. Behind every faulty behavior is a faulty image of God. Giving a better image of God isn't watering down the Gospel, it is the Gospel.