What had the Lord God commanded the first man Adam in regard to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? See Genesis 2:16-17.
How does the Bible describe man’s innocence before his fall into sin? See Genesis 2:25.
How did the serpent begin to deceive the woman? See Genesis 3:1.
Who was the serpent that deceived the woman? See Revelation 12:9.
Do you suppose he continues to deceive people in the same way today?
What was the second thing that the serpent said to deceive the woman? See Genesis 3:4.
Was this true? See again Genesis 2:17, and also John 8:44.
What was the third thing the serpent said to deceive the woman? See Genesis 3:5.
How had this same temptation caused the devil himself to fall? See Isaiah 14:12-14.
What is it within a person that makes him susceptible to this temptation? See Ezekiel 28:2-5,12-17, Proverbs 16:18.
What was it that tempted the woman to eat of the forbidden fruit? See Genesis 3:6.
How are people tempted in the same way today? See James 1:14-16, 1 John 2:16.
Was Jesus tempted in the same way we are? See Luke 4:1-13.
How was He different? See Hebrews 4:15.
What was the immediate result of the man and his wife’s disobedience to God, and what did they do to try and fix it? See Genesis 3:7.
Were they able by the works of their own hands to cover their nakedness before God? See Genesis 3:8-10.
In what way do people today still try and cover their nakedness before God? Cf. 1 Sam 16:7.
What did the man and the woman both do when confronted by God with their sin? See Genesis 3:12-13.
How is that like what people still do today?
What curses came upon the man and his wife for their sin? See Genesis 3:16-19.
How were these related to their original creation? See Genesis 2:15,18-24, 1:28.
What has been the result of man’s fall into sin both for man himself and for all of creation? See Romans 1:21-32, 8:20-22.
Are there any who have not sinned? See Romans 3:10-18,23, Isaiah 64:6.
Why is man unable to do good even when he wants to? See John 8:34, Romans 7:14-24.
God had warned man that in the day he ate of the forbidden fruit he would surely die (Genesis 2:17), and yet he did not die physically on that very day. How did he die, and what does this teach us about the meaning of death?
What did die physically on that day, and why? See Genesis 3:21, Hebrews 9:22.
Although the man and his wife were unable to cover their own nakedness, who could?
To whom did God refer when he spoke to the serpent in Genesis 3:15 about the “seed” of the woman who would bruise him on the head, and whom he would bruise on the heel? Hint: it is the same person God gave in order that our nakedness might be covered by the skin of His righteousness. See John 3:16.
What does this teach us about God’s great love for man? See Romans 5:8.
Scriptures to Memorize: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.” (Isaiah 64:6, NIV).
Assignment: Read Genesis 2-3, Romans 1-3. Match the following passages from Genesis with the corresponding result of man’s fall into sin:
|1) Genesis 4:8,23.
2) Genesis 5:5,8,11,14,17,20,27,31.
3) Genesis 12:10.
4) Genesis 12:12-13.
5) Genesis 14:1-2.
6) Genesis 16:1-2.
7) Genesis 19:4-5.
8) Genesis 19:33-36.
9) Genesis 21:14.
10) Genesis 31:19.
11) Genesis 34:2.
12) Genesis 48:1.
I) Physical Death.
The Atonement of Christ's Blood: Understanding How the Blood of Christ Saves and Reconciles us to God
- What is the relationship between Jesus’ sacrifice and our redemption, forgiveness and receiving an inheritance per the terms of the covenant / will that was effected by His death?
- From what, and to what, are we saved? Is it Jesus’ death alone that saves us? What part does His resurrection have in our salvation?
- Does the justice of God demand the satisfaction of blood before He will forgive, similar to what pagans throughout history have believed?
- What was the purpose of the Old Testament sacrifices?
- Does blood alone atone for sin?
- How does Christ’s death render powerless the devil?
- To whom was Christ’s life given as a ransom? From what are we ransomed?
- Why did Jesus not only die, but suffer and die? If all that was necessary was His shed blood, why didn’t God sovereignly ordain a more merciful death for His own dear Son?
- What is the relationship between a will or testament, and a covenant? What was willed to Jesus as an inheritance from His Father, and what was willed to us through the new testament in His blood?