by: Matt Alexander
Text: Genesis 3
Preached Sunday 7/19/20
The Problem v.1a
Satan is Real & Sin is Powerful
Biblical Names for Satan: Destroyer, Adversary, Devil, Murderer, Father of Lies, Evil one, Prince of this world, etc.
Satan hates God and God's people
Satan is no pushoever - you can NOT withstand his tactics on your own.
The Plan v.1b-5
Satan speaks to Eve. Where was Adam?
"Did God actually say?" - Satan is an imposter from the beginning
- Counterfit religion, self-rightousness, false Gospel, fake ministers
Satan purposely misquotes God - He refuses to use the personal name of God (YHWH)
He is subtle and contradictory
Eve blindly follows along and distorts the Word of God
Sin is a gradually fall
Know and Obey the Word of God!
The Peril. v.6-7
Man can not stand on our own
What you do with the Word of God matters supremely!
Adam purposely disobeyed God - Romans 5
There is an urgent Gospel for an urgent problem!
The greatest peril in the world today is SIN - not COVID
Nakedness now becomes shameful
The Penance v.8-13
Adam and Eve hear God and immediately try to hide and cover themselves
This is the beginning of religion - self rightousness
God comes looking for Adam and Eve and calls them forth - Seeking and Saving that which is lost
The Gospel is clear in Genesis 3!
Each person must take the blame for our own sin.
The Penalty v.14-19
Sin always comes with consequences.
You can not sin and get away with it!
The Provision. v.20-24
God always makes a way!
Herein lies the true hope.
A new name. v.20
A new clothing. v.21
A new home v.22-24
Have you received God's eternal provision?