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Foundation #4: Anatomy and Mission of Mankind
February 04, 2017      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons

Message #4 in the Foundation of the Bible series.

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  Foundation #1: Jesus Christ
  Foundation #2: Defining the Age
  Foundation #3: Mission of the Age

Foundation #4 is about understanding how you were made and what you were made to do.
    Genesis 1 tells that we were made.
    Genesis 2 tells us how we were made.

Genesis 2:4-7
4 “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the LORD God made the earth and the heavens. 
5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,
6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.
7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

Earth + Spirit = Man

Tri-part Man
  Spirit - God Breath
  Soul - Independent Conscious Being
  Body - dust

Man made in image of God. Three but one.
Genesis 1:26
26 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.”

Three-Part Confirmations
  1) Genesis 1:26 - Man made in image of God. Three but one.
  2) Three trees in the garden for food
       - natural trees
       - knowledge tree
       - Life tree
  3) Three words for life in the New Testament
       - bios: biology (body)
       - pseuche: psychology (soul)
       - Zoe: highest form of life (spirit)
  4) Temple of the Spirit
       - outer court: body
       - holy place: soul
       - Holy of Holies: spirit

Functions of Three Parts
  Body: Natural Realm Conscious with five senses.
  Soul: Self Conscious through mind, will, and emotions.
  Spirit: Spirit realm conscious through spiritual discernment, spiritual communion, and spiritual emotions.

Gospel in Making Woman
Genesis 2:21-24
21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.
22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Disciple Nations Mission
Hebrews 4:12
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

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