The Fall

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Turned Upside Down
Disruption of Peace
Struggling in Purpose

The Serpent

Genesis 3:1 ESV
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
More Cunning and More Crafty
Made by God (Beast of the Field)
Questioning the LORD God’s Character

The Dialogue

Genesis 3:2–3 ESV
2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”
Playing into the Serpents Hands
Key Information Missing
Adds to the Command

The Lie (John 8:44)

Genesis 3:4–5 ESV
4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
“You will not surely die”
Opened Eyes
Be like God (Knowing Good and Evil)

The Desire

Genesis 3:6 ESV
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
The Woman Saw
The Woman Desired
Took, Ate, Gave, Ate (Adam)

The Awareness

Genesis 3:7 ESV
7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
Their Eyes Opened
Realize Nakedness (Guilt, Shame, Innocence Lost)
They ‘Handled It’

The Meet Up

Genesis 3:8 ESV
8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
The Cool of the Day
Heard and Hid
Among the Lord God’s Creation

The Drawing Out

Genesis 3:9–13 ESV
9 But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
The Questions
Admission w/Blame
The Man
The Woman

The Serpent

Genesis 3:14–15 ESV
14 The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. 15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
Curse (misery)
Continual Hostility (Enmity)
The Good News

The Woman

Genesis 3:16 ESV
16 To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.”
Pain during Childbirth (Multiply)
Contrary to Husband’s Rule

The Man

Genesis 3:17–19 ESV
17 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Cursed Ground
Eat All the Days
Dust to Dust

The Provision

Genesis 3:20–21 ESV
20 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
Headship and All Living
God’s Mercy
God Made (After Resting)
Prepared for Hostile Environment


Marriages Made of People
People Impacted by Sin
Not Just One Part
Peace Destroyed
Desire = Selfishness
Pain and Toil (childbirth and food)
Death and Illness
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