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The redemption of man. The Unfinished Work. the creation of man. Heavens: Spiritual Realm. MAN’S BODY. MAN’S SPIRIT MAN’S BODY. SOUL. Earth: Physical Realm. the nature of man. “Man is a soul that lives in a body and has an energizing spirit that gives him life”.

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The redemption of man

The redemption of man

The Unfinished Work


The creation of man

the creation of man

Heavens:

Spiritual Realm

MAN’S BODY

MAN’S SPIRIT

MAN’S BODY

SOUL

Earth:

Physical Realm


The nature of man

the nature of man

“Man is a soul that lives in a body and has an energizing spirit that gives him life”


The nature of man1

the nature of man

The Triune Man


The fall of man

the Fall of man

Heavens:

Spiritual Realm

MAN’S BODY

MAN’S SPIRIT

MAN’S BODY

SOUL

Earth:

Physical Realm


God s approach to man s redemption

God’s approach to man’s redemption

  • Theology of Salvation: Soteriology

    • God’s creation was good and perfect:

      • Man’s habitation was carefully prepared to provide for all his needs: physical, emotional and intellectual.

    • Man was tempted by the devil and sinned (disbelief and disobey) on his own accord. (Enticed by own lust, carried away, conceived, birthed).

      • Sin entered the world by one man and with it the curse: on the devil, man and even nature. Man was put out of the garden and condemned to death.

      • As a consequence of his fall his original nature was polluted and weakened and he lost many of the privileges and provisions he had before.

      • Man’s depravation: Total vs. Partial.

      • Original sin and the passing down of the sinful nature and death.

    • But, God made a gracious promise: Redemption from Adam’s “seed.”

      • Also by one man salvation entered the world and offered to all (whosoevers).

      • Those who believe would be saved through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus.


Adam s acknowledges his state and attempts to correct it

Adam's acknowledges his stateand attempts to correct it

  • Acknowledgement and Feeble Attempts to cover sin

  • (Gen. 3:7-13)

  • Loin cloths of fig leaves

  • Tried to hide from God

  • Fear came upon them

  • The Blame Game

    • Adam blames Eve & by extension also God

    • Eve blames the serpent

“7Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. 8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden …, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LordGod …. 9 But the Lord God called … to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you

in the garden, and I was afraid,

because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit …, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said,

“The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”


Man s acknowledgement of his state

Man’s acknowledgement of his state

  • Self-Sabotage:

    • The judge (The Mind, Intellect) … Early helper, later a tyrant!

    • His Accomplices:

From: Positive Intelligence by ShirzadChamine


Man s attempt at self redemption mind research

Man’s attempt at self-redemptionMind research

Mind’s Capacity & Capability:

From: Positive Intelligence by ShirzadChamine


What is lacking from man s approach

What is lacking from man’s approach?

  • Underestimate The Problem (The Depravity of Man is pervasive- whole being is polluted, corrupted)

    • Soul (Mind, Brain- Means for Decision-making): Corrupted, diluted

    • Spirit (Means of interacting with the Life-Giver): Severed connection

    • Body (Means of interacting with the physical world): Sick


The state of the unredeemed eph 4 17 19

The state of the unredeemed(Eph. 4:17-19)

SPIRIT

Life Source

  • 17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,

  • 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorancethat is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;

  • 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleannesswith greediness.

SOUL

Intellect

Will

Emotions

BODY

Sins of

The Flesh


What is lacking from man s approach1

What is lacking from man’s approach?

  • Underestimate Man’s adversaries(Not easily identified /defeated)

    • The Devil- powerful enemy:

      • “roaring lion” (I Pet. 5:8)

    • The Flesh- its weakness & powerful appetites (Rom. 6:19)

    • The World- its influence and attraction (I Jn. 2:16; 5:19)

    • Conscience and the Law –Accuse & Condemn (Rom. 7:5)

23 “…but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” Rom 5:23-24


The redemption of man1

the redemption of man

Heavens:

Spiritual Realm

MAN’S BODY

MAN’S SPIRIT

MAN’S BODY

SOUL

Earth:

Physical Realm


The nature of redemption

the Nature of redemption

  • What is Redemption?

    • Useful Definitions

      • redemption : noun \ri-ˈdem(p)-shən\

      • removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note.

      • repurchase, as of something sold (or lost of possession?).

      • deliverance; rescue.

      • atonement for guilt.

      • the act of making something better or more acceptable


Truths about redemption

truths about redemption

  • Redemption starts with a single transaction:

    • The price of Redemption was paid completely at the cross

    • The access to God is open. The offer of salvation is available to all men.

    • Whosoever believes changes position (death to life); receives the assurance of salvation

  • Redemption is about salvation of the soul and the restoration of the whole man:

    • A clean heart, a renewed spirit. A new body at the resurrection

    • This restoration is a process that starts here and ends there

  • Salvation is the work of God, but man’s will is involved. Redemption also involves the active participation of man

    • An expressed desire to be redeemed completely

    • Applied spiritual effort to allow God to restore us. Yield to the Spirit of God

    • Fight daily the battle of faith with the armor of God

    • Allow the Lord to cleanse him daily.

The Redemption Process is not yet finished !!


Redemption plan god redeems man responds receives

redemption plan: God redeems, man responds & receives

Christ pays for the transgressions of all mankind

Man hears the “Good News” and Believes in the vicarious sacrifice of Christ, as our redeemer; repents for his sins and ask for forgiveness (Opp. Choice: Reject)

God accepts Christ sacrifice in behalf of the repentant sinner, imputing his sins to Christ and imputing Christ’s righteousness to man.

Man endeavors to follow Jesus in word and deed (Opp. Choice: Disobey, Rebel)

God begins the process of redemption of the whole of man (Spirit, Soul, Body)

Mans obeys God’s Word and avails himself of God’s provision for Redemption(Opp. Choice: Neglect to learn, heed, obey, grow)

God completes the redemption work in the resurrection of the dead

God removes the curse from creation & restores all things new. (Rom 8:21)


God s redemptive provisions

God’s redemptive provisions

  • The Word, Prayer, The Holy Spirit(Mighty Defenders and weapons)

    • A New Nature:………………………………....Not subject to the law of sin. Mind of Christ

    • The Indwelling Holy Spirit………………… Our Spiritual Helper, Defender

    • The Whole Armor of God (Eph. 6)

      • Truth: His Holy Word………………………………… Spiritual Intellect >>> Intellect, Emotions

      • Righteousness………………………………………… A Clean Conscience >>>Mind

      • Gospel of peace……………………………………… Reconciliation with God >>> Mind, Emotions

      • Faith……………………………………………………… Oppose Sin (Disbelieve & Disobey) >>> Will

      • Salvation: His Seal of Possession……………. Belonging- Security, Love >>> Mind, Emotions

      • Sword of the Spirit: His Holy Word……………Weapon against temptation/ Spiritual Food

      • The Privilege of Prayer……………………………. Communication: Source of Comfort & Power

    • The Resurrection of Christ……………… Our Resurrection. Complete Redemption Victory over the last enemy: Death


Man s response responsibility

Man’s response & responsibility

  • OT:

    “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4:7(ESV)

    "He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly before your God?" Micah 6:8

  • Spiritual: Think… Humility, an attitude of the mind (vs. Independence)

  • Relational (Soul): Feel… Love mercy (Do onto others)

  • Physical (Body): Do… justly (establish His kingdom)


Man s response responsibility re establish the spiritual connection with god

Man’s response & responsibilityre-establish the spiritual connection with god

SPIRIT

“And he answered, “You shall love

the Lord your God

with all your heart

and with all your soul

and with all your strength

and with all your mind,

and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

Life Source

SOUL

Emotions

Will

Intellect

BODY

Physical


Our response

Our response

  • How much do I love Thee?: Rebuilding the Connection

    • With all my heart:

      • Do I love God exclusively?

      • Do I love God intensely?

      • Do I love God expressively?

    • With all my Soul

      • Is God’s will my prime motivation?

      • Is God’s law my rule of conduct?

    • With all my Strength

      • Is all I do done for His glory?

    • With all my mind

      • Is His law pre-eminence in my thoughts: “I love His Law…”

  • How is my process of redemption doing? It starts with my connection with God


Man s response responsibility put off renew put on eph 4 20 24

Man’s response & responsibility“put off >> renew >> put on”(Eph. 4:20-24)

  • 20 But you have not so learned Christ,

  • 21 if indeed you have heard Himand have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:

  • 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

  • 23and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

  • 24 and that you put on the new manwhich was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

SPIRIT

Life Source

SOUL

Intellect

Will

Emotions

BODY

Fruit of

The Spirit


Our response1

Our response

  • Am I Growing or shrinking back?: Growing in Christ

    • Learned Christ?

      • Heard Him?

      • Taught by Him?

    • Put off the “old man” (Rom 12:1)- Living sacrifices

      • Corruption

      • Deceitful lusts

    • Be renewed in the Spirit of your mind (Rom 12:2)

      • Be transformed

      • Prove the will of God, acceptable and perfect

    • Put on the new man- Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22)

      • Created according to God: Righteousness and Holiness

      • Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness

  • How is my process of redemption doing? It consists of Spiritual Growth!!


Consecration prayer

Consecration prayer

  • Many of us would have to admit that our growth process is not what it ought to be

  • Even our connection to God is not what it should be either

  • Would you pray with me and commit yourself to the process of redemption that God wants to complete in you?

    • Love God

    • Live the Christian life: Grow in the knowledge and the faith of Christ

  • Work out your salvation with fear and trembling… It is that important!!


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