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  • The Soul of Man The definition of the soul The definition of the soul The value of the soul The value of the soul The effects on the soul The effects on the soul The growth of the soul The growth of the soul
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  • The Soul of Man Mark 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Dividing of Soul and Spirit Dividing of Soul and Spirit It is obvious here that the soul and spirit are separate entities. We need to understand the correct order of the spirit, soul and body if we want to be balanced and contented.
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  • The Soul of Man The soul a vehicle of expression The soul a vehicle of expression You could say that the soul of man co-ordinates and manages the spirit and the body. The soul was not designed to carry the load. The definition of the soul The definition of the soul The soul is the being or personality of man it is the expression of mans person and existence.
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  • The Soul of Man The original words The original words The Hebrew word The Hebrew word This is the word nephesh (pronounced neh-fesh) and it literally means breathing creature or living being. The Greek word The Greek word This is the word psuche (pronounced psoo-khay) which literally means to breath or the breath of life that has breath.
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  • The Soul of Man The English word The English word The soul is defined as the rational, emotional and volitional faculties in man, conceived as forming an entity distinct from and often existing independently of his body. The spirit and the soul are almost indistinguishable in the scripture and will never be separated.
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  • The Soul of Man The rational faculty The rational faculty This is the intellect, the intelligence or the mind or consciousness of man. This is the part of man contained by the brain, which is a phenomenal organism it alone should convince man of a creator. The original computer The original computer The modern average intelligent person is said to use only 10% of his brain. This is the result of the fall of man who plunged the world into decay and degeneration.
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  • The Soul of Man Habit patterns Habit patterns Isaiah 55:8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. The emotional faculty The emotional faculty God created the emotions and has emotions Himself.
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  • The Soul of Man The feeling area The feeling area We are not allow negative emotions, or, even positive emotions to rule or govern us. God designed us to be ruled by the spirit primarily by the Spirit of God and then by the spirit of man. Emotions-ruled Emotions-ruled Emotions is in the realm of the soul.
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  • The Soul of Man The volitional faculty The volitional faculty This is in the realm of the will of man. Deuteronomy 30:19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. Deuteronomy 30:19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
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  • The Soul of Man The right to choose The right to choose When man was created, God gave man the right to choose. He was given dominion and authority over all the work of Gods hands, that is, over all the creation. God honours mans will God honours mans will God will not violate mans will, although He will reveal to man the consequences of his choice. Man is a victim of his choices.
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  • The Soul of Man The value of the Soul The value of the Soul Here we see how precious a mans soul is. As we have seen, the spirit and the soul are inseparable they can only be distinguished. Forfeiting the soul Forfeiting the soul Your soul is saved by losing your life for Christ and for the gospel. In fact our dedication to Christ and the proclamation of the gospel will bring peach of mind, security and contentment to the emotions to a certain extent.
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  • The Soul of Man The battle of life The battle of life John 12:27 Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father glorify your name. John 12:27 Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father glorify your name. Here we find that Jesus had anguish of soul. He was facing the death penalty on behalf of the sin of mankind. This was the time when Jesus suffered mental and emotional anguish as well as a battle with His will.
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  • The Soul of Man Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet was without sin. Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet was without sin. The input centre The input centre Matthew 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad your whole body will be full of darkness. It then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness. Matthew 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad your whole body will be full of darkness. It then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness.
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  • The Soul of Man Here we see that the senses either spiritual or physical are the lamp of the body. There is an input into every man which is received into the mind. The mind The mind This is the first place information is received into the mind via the brain through the senses. Information can be received through the five physical senses or through the spiritual senses of the conscience and the intuition.
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  • The Soul of Man The way we see things The way we see things This is determined by the way we think. Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. If we allow the right input to influence our minds then we will become what we think.
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  • The Soul of Man The evaluation centre The evaluation centre One side of the brain is creative and imaginative side while the other is the calculation and factual side. The mind received information either from physical stimulus or from spiritual stimulus. It will then assimilate the information and subject it to previous experience and habit patterns and, accordingly, accept, reject or shelve this information.
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  • The Soul of Man Closed or open Closed or open Matthew 18:3 Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter into the Kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3 Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter into the Kingdom of heaven. Jesus is talking about being open minded like a child or closed like the Pharisees who were full of their own wisdom and intellectual understanding.
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  • The Soul of Man The emotions and the will The emotions and the will Remember that input can come from the spirit or the natural world. The soul plays an important role in this it is the yes or no part of man. The will is now the deciding factor. Rejecting Rejecting Accepting Accepting
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  • The Soul of Man Natural and carnal Natural and carnal This is when the will and the mind have predetermined a choice to please the demands of the emotions or the senses. Spiritual Spiritual Here the mind and will have agreed to satisfy the demands of the spirit man, and thus submit themselves to the spirit of man.
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  • The Soul of Man Strong willed or weak willed Strong willed or weak willed Some are strong willed while others are weak willed. A weak willed person is someone who has subjected his will either to his senses or emotions. A strong willed person is someone who has subjected all other parts of man to his will.
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  • The Soul of Man The spiritual man The spiritual man This is the person who has subjected his will to the spirit and the Holy Spirit as well as spiritual exercises. The output centre The output centre Matthew 12:33 A tree is known by its fruit. Matthew 12:33 A tree is known by its fruit.
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  • The Soul of Man The three levels of desire The three levels of desire Proverbs 13:12,19 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life a desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. Proverbs 13:12,19 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life a desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. Desire always brings forth desires of the physical, the soul and the spirit. Desire is amoral, that is, it is neither moral or immoral.