by Daniel Rodgers

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How Well Do You See? (6 of 30)
Series: The Book of 1 Corinthians
Dan Rodgers
I Corinthians 2:9-16
August 11, 2004


1. Our lesson last week had to do with the "Wisdom and
Power of God." Paul talked about his feeling of inadequacy--not in His God, nor in his message, but in himself. He said in (vs. 3), "And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling."

a. He realized that without the power of God upon his
ministry, what he said and what he did would have little effect. That's a good lesson for all of us. Our dependence is to be completely on the Lord (vs. 5).

2. This evening we will continue our study with (vv. 9-16),
concerning the knowledge and wisdom we need to understand spiritual matters. It will be apparent as we look at these verses why the unsaved stumble over the Scriptures and are not really able to understand things of a spiritual nature. And, let me be quick to add; not all Christians see spiritual things as well as they should. The title of our message is: "How Well Do You See?' The answer will be found in the two following points:

I. The Spirit of Man
II. The Spirit of God

A. Defining the human spirit

1. Man is a tripartite being, comprised of body, soul
and spirit.

a. The body: The body is the house or tabernacle that contains both soul and spirit. The body is made of the dust of the earth. Genesis 2:7, "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground."

b. The soul: Our soul is who we really are. We are a soul. Our soul is our will, our intellect and our emotions. When God created Adam, the Bible says that He breathed into him the breath of life and he became a living soul (Gen. 2:7). When the body dies, the soul lives on forever

c. The spirit: Man's spirit is his "God-
consciousness," his ability to know God.

1) God has placed in every man a spirit--a
spirit with the capability of knowing Him (Romans ...

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