What is Wrong with the World.

(Genesis 3:1-21)

Intro / Review:

  1. What is Sin?

  2. Where did sin Come From?
Bible 101 - Sin
  1. What Problems does sin bring?

    1. Sin brings shame we try hide. (Gen 3:7)

    2. Sin brings shame we try to avoid. (Gen 3:8-10)

    3. Sin brings shame we try to deflect. (Gen 3:11-13)

  2. What is God's Response to sin?

    1. To the serpent: Defeat. (Gen 3:14-15)

    2. To the woman: Pain at home. (Gen 3:16)

    3. To the man: A hard and temporary life. (Gen 3:17-19)

    4. To fallen humanity: Forgiveness. (Gen 3:20-21)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Genesis 3:1-21

  1. If God didn't want Adam and Eve to eat from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil", why did He put it in the Garden?
  2. What caused Eve to disobey (Genesis 3:6)?
    Note: Not WHO (we know that) - WHAT.
  3. What "curses" were given to the serpent, woman, and man (Genesis 3:14-19)? How does each curse relate to the one God is addressing? (i.e., Why did man get THAT curse, and why did woman get THAT curse, etc.)
  4. Explain the progression of sin (doubt, deny, disobey). What would that look like in the following scenarios:
  • A teenager tempted to drink alcohol with friends.
  • A man tempted by porn.
  • A woman tempted to shoplift.
  • A child tempted to lie. 

Breakout Questions:

How have you seen the above progression play out in your own life? How can you be on guard against it next time?