Do Now: Who is Man?
What are some things
about man that are
unique from animals?
Discuss these in 3 to 5
View of Man
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How is man unique from animals?
•Made in the image of God.
•Capable of abstract thinking/reasoning
•Makes moral decisions
•A free will to make decisions.
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Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness... And God saw everything that he had
made, and behold, it was very good. And there was
evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
How was man created?
•God created & designed
man through a purposeful,
•God gave man life.
•Man is not an accident.
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“Then the LORD God
formed a man from the
dust of the ground and
breathed into his
nostrils the breath of
life, and the man
became a living
being.” Genesis 2:7
Nature of Man
Trichotomism: Body, Soul and Spirit
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“I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved
blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than
any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of
soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow (body), and is a
discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”(Hebrews
Daniel A. Helminiak The Human Core of Spirituality:Mind as Psyche and
Spirit (ruach; x;Wr) refers to:
•Mind or intellect (Gen. 41:8; Ezek 20:32),
•Openness and responsiveness to God (Ps. 51:10; Isa. 26:9)
•Spiritual understanding (Job 20:3; 32:8; cf. 1 Cor 2:12-16)
•Will (Dan. 5:20
The soul/heart is the governing center of the:
•Will (Gen. 23:8; Matt 22:37; Eph 6:6),
•Intellect (1 Sam. 2:35),
•Emotions (Deut. 28:65; 1 Sam. 1:10; Job 7:11; Psa.
6:3; Matt 26:38;Mk 14:34; Jn 12:27)
“The body refers to our physical beings, our biological structures and functions,
the fact that we are organisms, living bodies.
The body has physical needs, drives, urges, and sensitivities that color our
mental and spiritual life. When we are sick or weary, we cannot think straight.
So, the body influences our spirits and souls, just as our spirits and souls affect
the body. Think about listening to music. It enter our body through our senses
and it can elevate our moods (soul) and enhance our creativity and awareness
(spirit.)” Jerry Truex Our Nature: A Tri-Aspect Holism of Body, Soul and Spirit.
Purpose of Man?
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5 “..he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus
Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise
of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he
“For my own sake, for my own
sake, I do this. How can I let
myself be defamed? I will not
yield my glory to another.”
“9 But for the sake of my
name, I brought them out of
Egypt. I did it to keep my
name from being profaned in
the eyes of the nations
among whom they lived and
in whose sight I had
revealed myself to the
6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
7 everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
What is God’s glory?
“The glory of God is the infinite beauty and greatness of his
manifold perfections.” John Piper
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“The glory of God is the manifestation of his holiness. God’s
holiness is the incomparable perfection and greatness of his
divine nature; his glory is the display of that holiness.” John
What does manifest mean?
If man is made in the image of God for the purpose of
reflecting or showing the “glory of God”, how can man
accomplish this? (Write the question and answer.)
manifest 1 |ˈmanəˌfest|
clear or obvious to the eye or mind : the system's manifest
verb [ trans. ]
display or show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or
appearance; demonstrate : Ray manifested signs of severe
• (often be manifested in) be evidence of; prove : bad
industrial relations are often manifested in disputes and strikes.
• [ intrans. ] (of an ailment) become apparent through the
appearance of symptoms : a disorder that usually manifests in
• [ intrans. ] (of a ghost or spirit) appear : one deity manifested
in the form of a bird.
According to the Bible, man’s purpose, the reason for
which he was created, is to manifest, (display, show
or reflect) God’s glory, which is his greatness and
Do Now: New OT Books
Copy these books of the OT 3 times in
Judeo-Christian view of God, angels, Satan and
•Using the application “Story Kit” create a page for
each of the characters, God, angels, Satan and man.
•On each page create a picture or use clipart to
symbolize each character.
•Include the name of the character
•Include at least 3 traits or characteristics we
discussed about each in a text box.
Names of God: Mini Project
•Read handout on some of the
names of God and their meaning.
•Choose 3 names and write
these names and their meaning
in your notes.
•On a half sheet of paper write
one name of your choice, its
meaning and decorate it.
•On the back of the paper copy a
verse that contains this name and