Genesis 3

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Man’s Temptation and Fall

  1.  The temptation from the serpent (3:1-5)
  • The serpent begins his temptation (1)
  • The serpent is the devil

Ezekiel 28:13–19 (ESV)

13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. 14 You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. 16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you, O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. 18 By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries; so I brought fire out from your midst; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”

2.  Satan tempts Eve by twisting what God had said

Genesis 3:1 (ESV)

1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”

3.  Satan’s direct challenge to God’s word

  • You will not die
  • Your eyes will be opened
  • You will be like God knowing Good and evil

The sin of Adam and Eve and the fall of the human race

  1.  The original “pass the buck”
  • Eve saw that the fruit was good
  • She ate the fruit
  • Eve gave some to Adam who also ate

2.  The nakedness of Adam and Eve

  • Their eyes were opened
  • They knew they were naked
  • They sewed fig leaves to cover their nakedness

3.  They hid from God

  • They heard God walking in the garden
  • God called to Adam and Eve

4.  The Curse and it’s aftermath

  • God curses the serpent
  • Crawl upon the ground
  • Enmity between mankind and the serpent
  • God curses Eve
  • Pain in childbirth
  • Her desire is for her husband
  • God’s curse upon Adam
  • The ground is cursed and you’ll have to work it.
  • Man will begin dying

5.  Mankind is forced out of the garden of Eden

  • We loose face to face contact with God

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