Listen to the Message

Genesis 2:4 - 3:24
"Life presents many choices, the choices we make determine our future."
"Behavior has consequences, and stupid behavior often has terrible consequences."
1. Life As It Should Be.
  • Life as it was meant to be lived.
  • The word translated work can also be translated serve.
  • The joy of a hard day's work.
  • That a man and woman should be together, partners for life.
  • Adam and Eve lived in fellowship with God.
2. Life Takes An Ugly Turn.
  • When someone is called crafty, it is never meant to be taken as a compliment.
  • The first thing the Serpent did was cause them to question what God had said.
  • "Is this really a rule? Because if it is, it shouldn't be."
  • "You will not die."
  • Nothing bad will come of this.
  • We're right and they're wrong; we're good and they're bad.
  • Temptation wants you to think about it.
  • "We become what we think about all day long."
  • The result of the breach was not wisdom, it was shame.
3. Now Comes the Dreaded Aftermath.
  • Adam's response has been used countless times throughout history.
  • The devil made me do it.
  • "It's not my fault. In fact, the more I think about it, it's your fault."
  • On the third day Jesus rose from the grave, because death could not hold Him in its power.
  • The victory is ultimately ours through Jesus Christ.
  • You don't have to be his victim.
  • Life in Jesus Christ.