Sunday, January 10, 2010

Adam and Eve sinned: The 2 Trees

1. STORY (based on Genesis 3)
  • God created Adam & Eve in His image. 
  • They lived in the beautiful Garden of Eden
  • There were 2 important trees: 
    • Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (God says not to eat or will die)
    • Tree of Life

  • Adam & Eve choose to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil 
    • Listened to lies of the Snake
    • Doubted God’s goodness/love/wisdom
    • Wanted to be like God
    • Sin came into the world
    • Became afraid of God
    • Driven out of Eden (eternal death)
  • Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: represents the Law 
    • Wanting to attain right standing with God through our own efforts
    • Exposes our nakedness and shame
    •  Try to cover with fig leaves (human acts of righteousness)
  • Tree of Life: represents Grace
    • Life and righteousness given freely to us through Jesus Christ
    • Adam and Eve did not choose this tree
  • However, God didn’t send them away just like that.
  • He killed an animal – shedding of blood to atone for sin – and clothed them in the skin
  • Already a plan was set in motion, when the Lamb of God will be killed to atone for the sins of the world and reconcile them to Himself forever.
  • From the beginning, God had already planned for Jesus to come to die on the cross so that we may have life. The cross became our Tree of Life, so that all who ate from it will never die.



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