Paradise Lost

The fall into sin brought devastating consequences to the creation, but God had a plan from the beginning to redeem lost people and restore the creation. In part 3 of GENESIS: Beginnings, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Genesis 3:1-24.

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Study Notes

God’s Grand Narrative

  • Creation
  • Fall
  • Redemption
  • Restoration

Some Context First…

Understanding the Text

  • Temptation and Fall (3:1-7)

Satan lied and cast doubt on…

      • God’s word
      • God’s character
      • God’s motive
  • Curse (3:8-19)
  • Redemptive Hope (3:20-24)

Hints of Redemptive Hope

      • The Protoeuangelion/Protoevangelion (3:15)
      • Sacrificial Atonement (3:21)
      • Protection from Threat of Immediate Eternal Separation (3:22-24)

Biblical Hope

      • Eternal Life
      • Perfect Righteousness
      • Resurrected Body
      • Heavenly Reward
      • New Earth

Applying the Text

  • Do you believe God’s Word is true and trustworthy?
  • Do you believe God is good?
  • Do you believe God wants what is best for you?

1 Corinthians 10:13                    English Standard Version

13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.