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            1. Genesis 2:16-17- God gave man a few simple instructions.

            2. Romans 8:20-21- The creation was subjected to futility, in hope.

            3. Romans 5:12-21- Sin and death opened the way for the grace of God.

            4. Genesis 3:21- God provided for covering the shame of sinners.



II. MAIN THEME:;  God placed Adam and Eve in Eden where all things necessary for

their happy existence were provided.  God placed the tree of life in the garden so that they could have life.  He also placed the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden, and told them to not eat from it, on the penalty of death.  Eve was tempted by the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life; she sinned and encouraged her husband to sin.  By their sin death entered the world, and mankind was separated from God and from the tree of life.  But God had a plan for redeeming mankind.

            1. God gave mankind a choice in the garden of Eden.

                        a. He provided everything needed for a good life, Genesis 2:8-9.

                        b. He forbade man to eat of the tree of knowledge, Genesis 2:16-17.

            2. God allowed Adam and Eve to be tempted.

                        a. The deceiver was allowed to give a different message, Genesis 3:1-5.

                        b. Eve was tempted by her human nature, Gen 3:6; 1 John 2:15-17.

                        c. Eve and Adam both made the choice to sin, Gen 3:6; James 1:13-15.

            3. Sin produced shame and death.

                        a. Adam and Eve were ashamed because of their sin, Gen 3:7.

                        b. They hid from God because of their sin, Gen 3:8-13; Isaiah 59:2.

                        c. They were separated from the tree of life, Gen 3:22-24.

                        d. Separation from God is death, Eph 2:1-12; Rev 20:14-15; Rom 5:12.

            4. God had a plan for redeeming mankind.

                        a. He gave them garments of skin to cover their shame, Gen 3:21.

                        b. He promised that the seed of woman would bruise the deceiver's

                            head, Gen 3:15; Rom 16:20.

                        c. Through one Man He would redeem many, Rom 5:12-21.




            1. Man chooses between life and death, Joshua 24:15; Rom 1:20-22.

            2. God subjected the creation to sin, in hope of the revealing of the children of

                God, those who would believe in Jesus Christ, Rom 8:18-30; Mark 16:15-16.

            3. Jesus died for every person, so everyone can choose life, John 3:16; Rom 1:16.

            4. Every person has sinned, and come under the penalty of death, Rom 6:23,

                3:9-12, 23.

            5. All who trust Jesus will have eternal life, Rom 6:16-18; Heb 5:9.




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