Sunday, May 6th, 2018: “How Is It With Your Soul?” • Pastor David R. Stokes
The Bible talks a lot about something called the “soul.” And as you work through the various references—all the mentions of the soul—it becomes clear that God is talking not just about a part of us—but the essence of us.
From the outset, when God breathed into Adam “breath of life” and he “became a living soul,” issues of the soul have been paramount. We are to seek God with all our soul, love Him with all our soul, as well. The soul can be depressed. The soul can be restored. With our soul we can worship and praise God. And the soul departs the body at death.
Probably the most pointed teaching about the soul came from Jesus, when he warned of the possibility of losing our soul. The world wants your soul. The devil, too. But we can only find our full purpose and lasting peace with God. St. Augustine, a church “father” more than 1,600 years ago said it this way: “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
We often sing songs in church worship that affirm “It is Well with My Soul.” But it begs the question, is it well with yours?
- What some of the functions of my soul?
- Where does the soul go at death?
- How does God “restore” our souls?