The Divine Interrogation

calendar_today May 13, 2018
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Genesis 3:9-13
[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.”

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.  How does this text present God as a loving Father who seeks the lost?
2. What is God doing by addressing Adam and Eve with questions, and with these questions in particular?
3. What are some evangelistic and parental implications of God’s address to Adam and Eve?
4.  What does it mean to say that they are “missing”?
5.  How would you characterize the attitude of the first humans towards their sin? How have you seen the same attitude in your own life?
6.  In what ways do we tend to blame our sin on our circumstances? How does this subtly shift the blame to God?

References: Romans 5:12; Luke 19:10; Psalm 139:7; Jonah 1:3; Ephesians 2:1-3; Titus 3:3.

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