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Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Canotta Donne – 1 Thessalonians 5:23. Such is the benediction of many Christian worship services on many Lord’s Days across the world. nike air max In this passage, Paul makes reference to our sanctification and to the essence of man’s construct – spirit, soul, and body. fjallraven kanken sale As to the former, sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness. It is a work of God on the whole person: spirit, soul, and body. As to the latter, just what is the construct of man? Are we dichotomous (cut in two, body/soul-spirit), or trichotomous (cut in three, body/soul/spirit)? There are some very good arguments for either position. Fjallraven Kanken No.2 nike air max 2017 heren groen But, for the sake of this discussion, it doesn’t really matter. Buty Adidas Damskie What matters is that we are at least dichotomous, that is, constructed of the physical and the spiritual. New Balance Pas Cher The physical aspect of our being is not hard to grab and recognize. From the very beginning, we know that our physical being has needs that must be met in order to live. nike air max 2017 femme rouge lunette de soleil oakley pas cher We learn very quickly that we cannot meet those needs ourselves, that we must depend on communicating those needs to others, and depend on others to understand our language and meet those needs. As time goes on, we learn to satisfy more and more of our physical needs ourselves until the time comes that we are self-dependent – in need of no one else, at least physically speaking. Fjallraven Kanken Pas Cher The spiritual essence of our being is much more complicated, opaque, abstract, and harder to get a handle on. Cheap Fjallraven Kanken Mini Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. adidas gazelle uomo rosse That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:5,6) It was this whole “spirit” thing that confused Nicodemus. It is this whole “spiritual” thing that too many of us Christians still lag behind in our understanding and application. Isn’t it interesting that our physical being and existence, that which is so easily lived in a materialistic world, is that which is temporal – that which is not eternal – whereas the spiritual realm of our being and existence, that which is so hard to grab on to and live in, is that which is eternal – will never end? So thus we come to the crux of Paul’s prayer to the saints that the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely: spirit, soul, and body. ASICS Gel Pulse 7 pour Femme nike tn 2017 femme We are creatures designed for worship and worship is both physical and spiritual. nike air max pas cher pour homme But so is everything else in life. fjällräven kånken Klassiska Sanctification is that process that brings harmony into one’s life, the physical being harmonizing with the spiritual being and vice versa. asics france That is how we become a complete person in Christ. Bulldog Football Jerseys Our challenge is to learn how to harmonize and teach our children the importance of harmonizing their spiritual life with their physical life. Adidas Superstar Heren Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Groen As parents, we train the heart AND the body, the soul AND the body and, therefore, we can agree with Paul, that the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely: spirit, soul, and body.

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