Embracing Discipleship

Spirit, Soul and Body


Matthew 28:18-20

Introduction _______________________________________________________________________________


God’s Word can be offensive because there is conflict between God’s way of ________ and ours.  No matter how smart we think we are, if our mind is governed by the flesh we are in ___________ to God. Man’s tendency is to try to make people feel good while God is interested in getting us the ___________.

We can see the conflict Romans 8:7  “…the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to God nor indeed can be.” (NKJV)  “The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.” (NIV)

1.   Why do we do what we do in life? Circle the words that describe you.

a.   What do you think is the biggest driver in your life? Physical…. Financial…. Emotional….Image … Other _________________________________

b.   What is your biggest motivator? Outside Pressure… Desire… Perfection…Love… Fear… Other __________________

c.   How do you feel about your self? Insecure…. Fairly secure…. Fearful…. Hopeful… Other ____________________________________

d.   Who or what do you think you get your identity from? ______________________________________

2.  Genesis 3:1-15

a.   Most problems develop in our lives because we are ­­­­­___________ or controlled by the wrong things.

b.   (Verse 1) Notice how the devil ____________ what we know about God’s Word.

c.   (Verse 6) Emotions and ______________ can open the door for us to be led astray.

d.   (verse 9-10) Fear, blame and _____________ are the results of the fallen nature.

e.   (Verse 15) There is still ___________ between those who have put their faith in Jesus and the enemy of our soul.

3.   Learning how we are made and putting things in order will help to ______________ our lives.

a.   Genesis 1:26 God is a ___________ part being. We are created in His ____________.

b.   Genesis 2:7 God formed man’s body out of the dust of the earth and then ________ into him the breath of life. Life comes from the _________.

c.   1 Thessalonians 5:23. Man is a ______  ______ being. We are a _______ have a soul and live in a body.

d.   In reflection if we are controlled by the body and its ­­­­____________ we can be led astray. If we are controlled by our _____________ we can      miss God’s best for our lives. Seeking to let God lead us by our ____________ can help us find God’s best.

4.  Sin led (leads) to brokenness. Genesis 2:16-17

a.   When Adam and Eve sinned against God what part of them was affected? Spirit… soul… body

b.   Romans 5:12, 18 Sin and death came through ______, righteousness through Jesus the ______  ______.

c.   2 Corinthians 5:17 The new creation takes place in man’s _________.

d.   Ephesians 2:1-2 (NKJV) Before Christ we were ________ to God spiritually because of sin. Once we gave our life to Jesus Christ we were made _________ through Him.

5.   To have God’s best we need to become more _________ conscious. We must set our _____________.

a.   Matthew 10:39 Whoever finds his [lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life]. (AMP)

b.   Romans 12:1-2 You refers to our entire being with our ­­­­­_________ man in control. Our body is our ________ suit, the vehicle we get around the planet in. Our soul is our ________, will and emotions which need to become subject to the Spirit of God

c.   Galatians 5:16-26

d.   Colossians 3:1-16

 Reflection and response!

Please feel free to respond in comments section below.

How can the knowledge of spirit, soul and body help me in life?___________________________________

How has this lesson changed my view of God? ________________________________________________