The Spirit of Man

Tom Colby joins Tim Young in our continuing studies on the Spirit by looking at the basics of the spirit in relation to mankind.

Key verse “I said in my heart with regard to the children of man that God is testing them that they may see that they themselves are but beasts.  For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 3:18-19

  1. Introduction
    1. Definition from previous podcast on the spirit of God
    2. Ruach & Pneuma -> wind, breath, life, word, mind, attitudes
  2. The Breath of Life
    1. 2:7 – the power that gives life
    2. 7:21-23 – All creatures have the spirit or breath of life
    3. 3:18-21 – All die and go to the same place
  3. Mind/Attitude
    1. The spirit can be broken, grieved, fervent, etc.
    2. 4:12 expresses the heart, emotions or attitude
    3. Eph 4:22-23 spirit based in mind
    4. 51:17 a broken spirit (heart) is what God requires
  4. What happens to the spirit when we die?
    1. The spirit goes back to God (Ecc. 12:7; Job 34:14-15)
    2. The example of Jesus (Luke 23:46 cp. Psa. 31:5)
    3. Psalm 146:3-5 – No more thoughts
  5. Conclusion

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