This past weekend at Eastbrook, we concluded our preaching series entitled “In the Beginning,” drawn from Genesis 1-3. This is the first part of a two-part series on Genesis 1-11 that will stretch from January through Lent up to Easter. This final week of the series I preached from Genesis 3:14-24, walking through the second half of Genesis 3 and our exploration of the Fall into sin.
You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.” (Genesis 3:23)
Consequences for the Serpent (3:14-15)
Impact on movement and humiliation
Disruption of relationship with humanity
Consequences for the Woman (3:16)
Impact on childbearing
Disruption of relationship with man
Consequences for the Man (3:17-19)
Impact on work and eating
Disruption of relationship with the creation
God’s Grace Amidst Judgment (3:20-24)
Grace in a hopeful name and God’s clothing (3:20-21)
Grace in God’s limitations of humanity’s reach (3:22-23)
Grace in glimpses of holiness and future restoration (3:24)
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize Genesis 3:19
- Genesis 3 holds an important place in the New Testament. Read either or both Romans 5:12-21 and 1 Corinthians 15:21-22, 45-49. As you read, take some notes on how the Apostle Paul reflects on what we read in Genesis 3. After you finish reading, let your notes and thoughts lead you into prayer, perhaps being still before God, praising God’s greatness, confessing sin, or thanking God for Jesus our Savior.
- Watch the Bible Project video, “The Tree of Life”: https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/tree-of-life/
- Read one of the following:
- St. Augustine of Hippo, City of God, Book 14
- John H. Walton, The Lost World of Adam and Eve