Life and Death in Romans 8:10-11
Yeah, I’m not sure whether that right through my age. I think I’m getting rapper. My wife would like to thank the previous preacher, especially for pointing out that ice cream belongs in the refrigerator. She repeatedly reminds me when I take it out, put it back. The resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s been variously considered by all the Bible writers. The gospel writer’s stand is unparalleled to the reality of the resurrection.
Some new Testament riders show, the resurrection of Christ is the fulfillment of messianic prophecy. In the context of Davidic promise, promises, other writers show the consequential nature of the resurrection on the lives of all mankind as being the very core doctrine, which decides one of the one that lives a self-centered life of debauchery are alive, devoted to the Lord. Jesus Christ.
The life chosen by the apostle Paul in service to the Lord. Jesus Christ was directly attributable to Paul. Having seen the resurrected Jesus Philippians three verses seven through 11 Paul, again, points out the importance of the resurrection in the gospel message by asserting that the last great enemy to be destroyed by Christ before he delivers it. The kingdom to the father is death.
The consummate act in Jesus’ reign over the sons of men will be the destruction of death with its bonds broken by the resurrection of men from the dead in the likeness of Christ glorified body. In addition to the reality and consequent impact of the resurrection, oh, the passages of the scripture are devoted to the means of the resurrection. How is it going to be accomplished?
How will it happen? Paul? Lakin’s the real possibility of the resurrection to a seed planted in the ground, which dies. And then it returns to live in a greater body. Again in acts chapter eight, verse 11, Paul further considers the means of our resurrection is being accomplished by the same means as Jesus resurrection. But if the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also Quicken your mortal bodies by his spirit that dwells in you. It is this passage, which we propose to examine as we note the means of, and the need for the resurrection of our bodies. While Paul in first Corinthians chapter 15 in verse 50 notes, the need for a new spiritual to inhabit the spiritual world,
which men are going in Romans eight, Paul considers the need for resurrection. As it pertains to the problems of our earthly bodies. As they presently exist, we need spiritual bodies to live in a spiritual world, but we also need new spiritual bodies because our present Carlo bodies inside us to sin. When Paul wrote to the Roman saints, he stated that his intent was to visit with them.
As he launched a more westerly missionary endeavor in Spain, he actually informed the Roman congregation that he wishes to have their support in this new phase of his missionary endeavors. He wrote, I trust to see you in my journey and be brought on my way, the word value, Romans 15 verse 24, Paul had launched his first three missionary journeys out of the Syrian Antioch.
And now as he prepared to make his daughter to take the Lord’s gospel of the kingdom, to the Western section of the Roman empire, he needed Rome to support his efforts. As Paul considered his relationship to the church of Rome, he knew that several factors needed to be addressed. If they were to fervently aid him in his westward work, his apostleship needed to be fully accepted by them.
The signs of an apostle second Corinthians 12, 12 would need to be demonstrated among them and thus in Romans one in verse 11, Paul writes for I long to see you that I may impart underused some spiritual gift to the end. You may be established Paul further speaks of their mutual faith, both of you and me Romans one verse 12, and yet,
while he has searched that this faith was mutual, he was all too aware of the efforts of some to undermine his tremendous work of unity in the church. They sought to discredit. He has a blending of Jew and Gentile in one body on the basis of justification by obedient faith in Christ for both Jew and Gentile and not on the works of the law.
This attack by Judaism’s advocates had divided churches in Galicia and was threatening other of his labors, even in Asia minor, as he refers to it in to the church at Colossae. Paul declares his doctrinal teaching on justification by obedient faith in Christ for both Jew and Gentile, beginning enrollments, one verse 16 and 17. I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
It is the power of God to salvation, to everyone that believers to the Jew first and also through the Greek for therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, the just shall live by faith, further instruction from God sought to solidify our bipolar sought to solidify God’s acceptance of Gentiles as well as Jews, even through the teachings of the old Testament and see that in Romans 15,
eight through 12, the unity of the brotherhood of Jews and Gentiles in Jesus Christ was absolutely essential to the further to the gospel in the world. Even his Jesus had prayed earlier. Now they all may be. One is the alpha father art in me and I am the, if they also may be one in us that the world may believe that thou has sent me church unity or oneness is absolutely essential for the successful proclamation of the gospel in the world.
Paul sought to defend and promote that unity in Rome, as he sought the support of these congregations in the great work of helping the world to believe that the father had sent the son. And I want to make emphasis here. It’s congregations, plural in Rome. And I have a reason for emphasizing that in the context of many false doctrines that have gone out saying there’s one church in Rome and they broken it up into different ones and one eldership overall that’s unbiblical to its core in another attempt to discredit Paul’s gospel doctrine.
Paul points out that some had erroneously attributed to him once some refer to today as antinomianism are you don’t believe in law. Paul Paul writes in Romans three in verse eight that some had slanderous Lee reported that Paul’s gospel in essence said, let us do evil that good may come since God’s grace. According to Paul’s detractors came to man apart from the law, then why not just do evil since it brings God’s grace to man,
apart from law, this misapplication of Paul’s gospel needed to be addressed so that the Roman science could know, Paul did not actually teach, let us do evil that good may come while all of these areas and others are addressed in Paul’s letter to the Romans. We center on this last purpose of Paul to address his doctrine of justification without the law of Moses.
Since it most impacts our understanding of the place of Romans eight, 10 through 11 in Paul’s argumentation. Paul is going to answer those who slanderous really misrepresented his gospel message. Paul mastered Paul’s wonderful presentation of what he actually taught with regard to justification. Apart from the law of Moses begins immediately in Romans three in verse nine, with a culminating conclusion, given in Romans chapter five,
verse 18 through chapter six and verse two, two verses highlight Paul’s answer to those who taught that we ought to just sin with no to law. Paul states that he did teach that where sin abounded God’s grace did much more a on Romans five in verse 20, but then he says, want, shall we say then, are we telling you that we should continue in sin that Grace May abound Paul answers God,
full beard. Paul then continues his response stating than his teaching about grace being bestowed apart from the law did not mean that there were no other principles under consideration in how a Christian leaves, while we no longer answer to the law of Moses still, there is another principle which now guides us. And whether we see after God’s grace and Christ has redeemed, as Paul says,
God forbid that we should just keep on sinning that Grace May abound. How shall we, that are dead to sin live any longer there in Paul then explains that while we are free from the law of Moses. Yet, when we became Christians, we came into a new relationship with Christ in the act of baptism and which we came into his death and burial and resurrection that act of coming into Christ in connection with his death,
burial, and resurrection meant that we took on us, a lightness to his death, burial and resurrection as he rose to a new life. So we rise to a new life, not remaining in the old life of sin and the act of baptism. We came and to his death of crucifixion, which requires that we likewise crucify our old man of sin with all of its simple activities.
And thus, we should no longer serve sin. Jesus died to sin one time, but in his resurrection, he rose to a continuing new life. He now lives after his death and resurrection on the God. And so hot way to consider our sails dead to sin, but alive to God. Therefore we should not obey sin. Notice this next phrase,
we should not obey sin in this mortal body. We should not obey. It’s desired. Romans six verse 12 further. We are told that the members of our body are no longer to be used to satisfy their own unrighteous desires, but should be used as instruments of righteousness to serve God Romans six verse 13, Romans six verses 14 and 15, then returns notice this.
It returns to the original question. Does the fact that we are no longer under the law of Moses mane, that we are free to sin. Paul responds, you are not under law, but under grace, what then shall we sin? Because we are not under law, but under grace, God, full bed, Roman six verses 14 through 15,
again, while it is true that we are not under the law, it does not follow that. We are under no kind of guiding principle and how to live our lives. Being under the law is not the reason that Christians live righteous lives. Rather, we have a new principle that guides our lives. One, which was plainly shown to us in that act of baptism in which we accepted the grace of God,
proper to us in Jesus Christ. The new principle is that this lie is now the reason for the way we live Jesus’ life is the reason for the way we live. We now yield ourselves, the members of our bodies as servants of righteousness. That’s the new governing principle in our lives. This new principle is later called quote, the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus,
Romans eight in verse two, just because I am not under mosaic law does not mean that I am not under another principle. My which to live my life. That new principal is a crucified life with Christ, which you and I both began by entering his crucifixion and rising to live his life. When we began our new life in Christ, in the act of baptism,
but being made free from sin, we became the servants to God. God’s grace does not allow for a laugh that can see in it wheel without repercussions, as are. Matter of fact, if I take that attitude, then I will still be subject to death as a wage of sin. Only in living as the principles of grace teaches us in Christ.
Well, I ever have God’s eternal life. Romans six verse 23. We’ve noticed thus far that the resurrection spoken of in this section has been a spiritual resurrection on our part one in which we erosion the similitude or the likeness of his resurrection to live a new life of service to God when we were baptized. But there is a nod to her resurrection, which we shall yet undergo.
This resurrection is foreshadowed in the resurrection of baptism. It is yet future for every Christian and its purpose is still with regard to dealing with central desires in the members of our fleshly bodies, but in a far greater everlasting way, there was a need for a physical resurrection for us yet to come. Paul states in first Thessalonians 5 23, that mankind is of try moon composition.
He has a spirit. He has a soul and he has a bot. Man is both a spiritual and physical creature. Paul states and the very God of peace sanctify you wholly. And I pray, God, your listen now, whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless under the coming of our Lord. Jesus Christ. First Thessalonians five verse 23,
both the spiritual and physical parts of man are under consideration in our eternal preservation. The gospel addresses both of these parts of man in baptism. The inner man, the spiritual man is brought back into relationship with God and receives eternal life. Sometimes eternal life is referred to as yet. Future Titus. One verse two in hope will be turned alive at other times.
It is referred to is all ready? Present these things. Have I written unto you that believe on the name of the son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life verse John five, verse 13. The word for Hab is in the present tense. Meaning I presently have our hold. This John says, it’s something we might know.
We can presently know that we are in possession of lofi terminal. A person may logically. If we presently have eternal life, then why must all of us die? The answer to this question is bound up in the triune nature of Miami. There is a spiritual side of man, and there is a physical side of me. As we noticed in Romans chapter six in baptism,
the inner man rises up spiritually and then is told to cease to be obedient to the physical members of his body. What a strange thing to say, both of them were not taken care of at the same time. Paul explains in Romans eight, 10, if Christ is in you listen carefully. If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin,
but the spirit is life because of righteousness, Romans eight, verse 10, an NAS reads. And if Christ is in you though, the body is dead because of seeing it. The spirit is alive because of righteousness. You have any eternal life in the inner person, but your body doesn’t, your body is dead. Why it still has a sin concept going on inside it,
even though crashed is in you, the body is still under a sentence of death, not having the eternal life that was granted to the spiritual man. While the other spiritual part of us is presently alive because of righteousness or justification by the blood of Jesus. We have spiritual eternal life now because we have been restored to a righteous relationship with God, but the body does not have that life.
The body continues to only its own ends. When Paul finished these thoughts and chapter six concerning the spiritual resurrection in baptism, he pointed to the members of our physical bodies, which continued to desire that, which we must not do or have in chapter seven or nine. Paul continues his purpose of showing a distinction between the law. The law can do for us versus what being in Christ can do for us.
Paul begins by pointing out that none are in any longer under the law, but are free from the law so that we might be married to Christ Romans seven, verse four. It was essential for justification from all those under the law should be free from the law and those contemplating going under the law should not do so. You Arjun top chapter seven explains why.
While the commandments of the law of Moses were intended to tell its adherence, the perfect laugh they should live. The law also contain the penalty for transgression when those trying to live under the law, disobeyed those commandments and everybody see instead of the life, which the law taught me into pursue all sin and fell short of the lawless perfect requirements. Paul concludes the commandment,
which was ordained the life. I found a beat to death. Why I broke it once an adherence to the law saying the law, which has ordained to help me in live in, stay at placed them under a penalty of death. Sand then had dominion over man, Romans six verse 14. Satan had merely to cause me into sin by the passions of the flesh.
And there was no way under the law to forgive those sins. The law can only hold me in, in the wages of sin, which is death, Romans six and verse 23. And even though man was spiritually raised in Christ in baptism, the physical members of our fleshly bodies continue to incite us through their desires to commit sinful acts. You did know that Romans six,
12 tells you blatantly Romans 7, 12 22 through 23, describes them the battle in these words and light in the law of God after the inward man. But I see another law in my members and my watch, my body, my moral body warring against the law of my mind and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members. As long as we were under the law of Moses,
when our bodies incited us to sin against the Lord desk was the only answer even when men were under the law and they wished to do right when their fleshly members overcame them, they sin, they were held under an eternal penalty of death. Paul then knew that under the law, that was no mains of forgiveness by the law. Once men’s bodies had incited them to sin.
Paul realized that this constant warfare between the body and the spirit would only result in eternal debt. Well, there was no forgiveness by the law. And so he asks, oh, wretched man that I, ah, fight and fight and fight and fight and fight. Oh, wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death,
that mortal body, this body, this play incites all man to obey its desires and the spiritual resurrection of baptism listen carefully does not do away with your fleshly desire to see it learn and know that principle further. The fleshly man is not subject to the law of God. Neither indeed can be. Did you hear that? Don’t listen to how the Calvin is deal with that past.
He did a bunch of prunes. If one is under the impression. Now, once a person becomes a Christian, all fleshly desires will be gone. They are sorely mistaken. Even Paul said, I buffet my body and bring it into bondage last, by any means, after I appreciate others, I myself should be rejected. How many times have we heard that verse?
Paul, what are you doing? I thought you were a Christian. I thought it didn’t bother you anymore. No, not only does it bother me. It does it every day. Daily. This fleshly man can be illustrated by the instinctive nature of a child. Hope on birth has a natural rooting instinct to seek its mother’s milk. I used to watch my wife do like this on the cheek of our children.
Did you know, while they were in there, they underwent a class about what to do when they feel a little thing on the side of their faces, then they go off. They’re ready to take the mother’s meal. What class did they take for that? That’s pure instinct. This instinct is natural as our other desires inherent to the physical body and that child will obey its instincts.
Puberty also unleashes a host of new desires upon mankind. These desires give us the ability to live, to function naturally in this world, even to procreate. But these desires have nothing that governs them inherent to them. A loan, your body didn’t come a governors. You, the inner man are the governor. Your body will never tell you this far and no further.
These instinctive desires are not subject to the law of God. Neither indeed can be. I cannot tell my body don’t you want that anymore? And it’s like, okay, it ain’t gonna work. You don’t, you don’t expect that desire to seize an appetite for food is essential. I’m living, but my body might taste something it likes and it might want not want to stop eating it.
Nope. Don’t talk to my wife about this. Don’t don’t don’t ask her how that works with me. Just don’t do it. It can become gluttonous. Now you may tell your body repeatedly to stop desiring something. It likes to eat to the point of blatantly. However, your body will not cease to desire it. Even though you might tell your body,
the law of God says we shouldn’t be gluttonous. It’s got to say past the fuller, your instincts are not subject to the law of God. Neither indeed can be. You inside will have to buffet your body daily to stop it from doing what it wants to do instinctively, but telling it God’s law is not going to remove instinctive desire within the flesh.
It won’t happen. This does not mean that the instinctive desires of the flesh are inherently wrong, but they have no self-governing forces within them to limit what they want. And when these desires inside us to go beyond their righteous usage, no, we are struggling to do right. Sometimes we sin and we fall short of God’s glory. And every one of us is so fallen.
Let me assure you. That’s where my dance with Paulo wretched, man, that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this day at this phrase, body of this day is a reference to the terminal death brought about by the incitement of the flesh to sin under the law. No provision was mindful forgiveness. Once I had obeyed the flesh and sand,
the blood of bulls and goats could not remit sins. Good night. So then what was the answer? Paul cries out listen makes you want to cry when you hear I thank God. This answer is through Jesus Christ. Our Lord God’s answer to man’s problem with the flesh beginning in Romans chapter eight, Paul explains how man’s problem with the flesh, which the law could not resolve is perfectly corrected in Jesus.
The answer is given them two-fold manner. First of all, listen carefully. There is a temporal answer. And then secondly, there is an eternal answer. Here’s the temporal answer. If the temporal answer is that for those in Christ, Jesus, there will be no eternal condemnation for them. If they will not allow the flesh to control the course of their lives,
but will focus their aims and their strivings in this life to follow the teachings of the holy spirit, their inner man has been resurrected in baptism with Jesus to live like him. And this must be calm. It must be the purpose of their lies. It is no longer they who are living my brethren. I am crucified with Christ. Nevertheless, I live,
but you know, the rest of them were dumped you. Nah, I but Christ in me, the law of the spirit of life in Christ, Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death. This expression, the law of the spirit of life in Christ. Jesus means that the holy spirit has given the principles whereby about remission of sins may be obtained in spite of the fact that I’ve seen and fallen short of the glory of gone.
We often refer to this as the two-fold provision for saving sinful man. Number one, justification, number two. Scientification what is justification? The holy spirit teaches and initial act of justification whereby I’m declared righteous forgiven of all my sins by the blood of Jesus. When I obey the gospel and in baptized for the remission of my sins, all sins are gone.
I am declared righteous, not by my own. Rochestie too, by the blood of Jesus. At this point, I am free. Listen carefully. At this point, I am free from the law of sin and death. The mosaic law was a law of sin and death. Listen carefully. This law stated that if I sinned, I died, but it doesn’t stop there.
Let me tell you something. The law of Jesus Christ also states if I sin, I die. So watch the difference. Here’s the difference. And the mosaic law, there was no provision for the forgiveness of my sins and therefore no provision for life. That’s why it’s called the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus. The law of the spirit of life in Christ.
Jesus is not a law of sin and death like the law of Moses. Unlike the law of Moses, which might no provision for the forgiveness of sins, the law of the spirit of life in Christ. Jesus has made provision for the forgiveness of sins, through the blood of Jesus Christ. This forgiveness is granted at baptism and I am justified that Christ.
Number two, the second provision temporally speaking for saving simple man is through the process of sanctification whereby God keeps his children holy before him through two means first, the holy spirit teaches, man, what? He’s the good and the right way to walk up rightly before God, as opposed to allowing the fleshes ungoverned desires to lead us in this life. Folks,
he even tells you how to step away from sin. Are you married? Are you having problems from the standpoint of sexually in this world, find you a wife and then don’t defraud each other are y’all this. Now you look at the simplicity of that. He tells you not only wants you all to do even how to do it. As the spirit leads us through his written inspired scripture,
she tells us the conduct that pleases God in moral living, acceptable worship and human relations, he teaches us how to love God, how to love one another. His teaching is both generic and specific. The second part of sanctification deals with those times when I sin as a Christian though, the Christians aim and manner of conduct are set on following Jesus. You know what?
The body sometimes incites you to move beyond it. Doesn’t it. There are still transgressions which occur in the Christian’s lap. The Christian is told to genuinely repent, confess your sins to him, ask God to forgive you. This concept of the spirits teaching on sanctification is spoken of as walking in the light as he is in the light and Romans eight two,
the principles of the lot, which we are to walk or refer to as are you listening, the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus. One lives. According to the law, the spirit of life in Christ. When one walks after the spirit, Romans eight verse one in verse four, man is his inspired teachings. Setting our minds on the things that the spirit Romans eight and verse five.
Now it’s the holy Spirit’s mind has given to us in the inspired word. It becomes the mind which we follow putting the death, the deeds of the body. That’s buffeting, the body, not allowing the flesh to direct us into deeds, contrary to the Spirit’s teaching. That’s the new focus of our lives. We’re trying to live like Jesus and being led by the spirit that is led by the holy spirit,
to the inspired scriptures while we’re alive in these bodies, the law of the spirit of life in Christ. Jesus teaches us how to be justified and be free from sin. And it also teaches us how to be sanctified by walking in the light of his word for while we walk in the light, Jesus forgives our sins by his blood and cleanses us from all unrighteousness.
We have been raised in a spiritual resurrection to walk in newness of life. There’s therefore now no condemnation to them, which are in Christ. Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit, that’s not a life of sinless perfection by the way, but a life in which the blood continues to cleanse us as we walk in the light, that is why there is no condemnation for God’s children.
What the law of Moses could not do for those who see Jesus accomplished for us, the Spirit’s work and helping us overcome the desires of the flesh is accomplished by our adherence to his law. But as long as you are alive, I ask you to listen carefully. You’re going to have problems with the flesh. It’s going to happen. You want to live that way forever.
God has an eternal provision. You see for that, in addition to the Spirit’s work and justification and sanctification, there’s also an aspect of the Spirit’s work, which deals with the actual physical body itself. That part of a Christian that was not changed at baptism. The final dispensation of your body is dealt with by another work of the holy spirit. Paul explained.
But if the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also Quicken your mortal bodies by his spirit, that dwells in you. That which raised up Jesus from the dead is awesome. That which God says, we’ll raise up our list. He puts it in there himself, mortal bodies.
This is not the resurrection occurred in baptism, the resurrection of the Christian’s body and of the likeness of Jesus glorified body. It’s still future. It will be accomplished by the holy spirit who raised up Christ. It was the person of the spirit. He raised up Jesus from the dead and off the teaching of the holy spirit that raised up Jesus. It was the person.
And so shall it be with us? The person of the indwelling spirit is essential to the resurrection of the Christian’s mortal body and the likeness of the glorified body of Jesus. Paul continues this thought Romans 8 23, we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption to wit the redemption of our body. There will come that moment for the Christians, a redemption that body’s redemption when it’s raised from the dead notice that Paul calls this action,
the adoption, it should be very evident that this adoption is not the new birth, and it should not be confused with the new birth. The new birth happens at baptism. The adoption occurs at the redemption of the body, which is yet future. This redemptive moment for the body occurs as a part of the process referred to in Romans eight verse 21.
In the context of the physical creature being released from the bondage of corruption. The picture is at the final act of preserving man’s body. Soul, and spirit will be at the redemption of our mortal bodies when the spirit of God, which in dwells Christian shall rise up our mortal bodies in the likeness of Christ. This is the resurrection of our moral bodies,
which is yet to be accomplished in phases. One verse five, every Saint has been predestinated to this adoption, not the new birth, but the redemption of the body at his resurrection. God, predestinated no man to the new birth, but he predestinated every faithful person born again by water, in the spirit to be raised in the lightness of our glorified Christ.
This is our adoption or guaranteed inheritance. Paul continued the thought. And if Asians one 13 through 14, you were sealed with that. Holy spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchase possession. The Christian has received. God’s indwelling his holy spirit as a place that God will complete the action of redemption of man’s entire body,
soul, and spirit. The final redemption of the body will be accomplished by the holy spirit, raising up the Christian and the lightness of Jesus glorified body. This mortal body then shall be raised up no longer subject to its corrupting desires granting to us the final part of man’s redemption. When we are raised from the dead and the resurrection of life, this body will no longer inside us to sin.
At long last, we shall cry out with Paul whole wretched man that I was, who delivered me from the mortal body of death. I thank God through Jesus Christ. Our Lord, there are two resurrections spoken of in Romans there’s. First of all, the spiritual resurrection that occurs at the believers baptism. This gives him life eternal. Now, even in his spiritual man,
the faithful spiritual man will never die. Again. There is also a resurrection of the Christian’s mortal body at the last day, which will grant to him a body and the likeness of Jesus glorified body. Having no vestiges of the corrupting desires to see him that we presently have. Oh, thank you God. When Paul asked, who shall deliver us from the body of this death,
he responds that Jesus is the only answer. The first is his temporal work and leading man buys inspired word to justification sanctification. The second great purpose of the spirit is to dwell in those whom he will raise up in the lightness of Jesus glorified body. This indwelling spirit is given as a pledge that he will redeem the Saint’s body at the end of time,
free from all its sin inducing desires. This gives a greater understanding of acts two in verse 38, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ rife with the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the holy ghost. When one is baptized into Jesus, his sins are removed. He’s raised spiritually from eternal life,
where they turn to laugh. When one has done this, God gives you his pledge and he will redeem your moral body by giving to the baptized believer the gift of the spirit to raise his body and the likeness of Jesus glorified. But at the last day, thus, the process necessary for the totality of the preservation of the Christian’s body. Soul and spirit is proclaimed in the very first gospel sermon on Pentecost.
May we ever keep in mind the richness of God and caring for the totality of mankind, both in this life and the life to come through Jesus Christ, our Lord