What Are We?


Genesis 2:7

We are the Creation of God.

Psalm 139:13–16 (ESV)

What is the makeup of mankind?

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (ESV)

Body, Soul and Spirit. Let’s take a look at these.

  • Body – our physical being.
  • Soul – our mental being, passions, desires and natural inclination of the person.
  • Spirit – the part of mankind that is capable of having communion with God.

 

Hebrews 4:12–13 (ESV)


In a practical sense, what does any of this matter while we go about trying to live life and make it to heaven?

  • Body: We had one before we were saved and after.
  • Soul: We had one before we were saved and after.
  • Spirit: It was dead.

 

Remember that death in the Bible means separation.

  • Stephen as he was stoned: “I commend my spirit to you.”
  • Jesus warned us not to worry about those who could kill the flesh but those who could destroy the soul.
  • The writer in Hebrews said, “It is appointed unto man once to die and then judgement.”
  • John speaks of those condemned to Hell – second death.

 

The spirit of man was separated from communion with God.


What was supposed to bring a right bearing into our lives was our connection with God, but it was separated by our sin.

John 3:1–6 (ESV)
1 Corinthians 2:12–14 (ESV)

Why is this important?

  • You must be born again.
  • You must begin to walk in the Spirit.

 

Ephesians 5:15–18 (ESV)


The terms here mean, “being filled with the Spirit.” It is a constant, ongoing process.

How do we stay connected?

  • The Word -2 Timothy 3:16–17 (ESV)
    1. Hearing the Word builds faith.
    2. Reading the Word bring clarity.
  • Worship





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