On Sunday we looked at the consequences of sin in the garden. Adam and Eve's sin results in shame, fear, and divine judgment. Their relationship with one another and with God are fractured, and they are sent out of God's presence in the garden. But a glimmer of hope is found in the promise, a promise that hints at God's gracious purpose to restore what has been lost in the fall. Let's worship Christ and trust in His death and resurrection as our only hope of rescue and restoration.
Listen to "Paradise Lost"
PREPARING TO HEAR
This Sunday's sermon will be looking at Genesis 4-5 and the spread of sin. Reflect on these questions as you read through the text this week:
- How does this text connect to the story of the fall in ch3, the curse, and the promise of a redeemer?
- How does it anticipate the flood in ch6?
- What does this text reveal about human nature?
- What does this teach us about God?
- In what ways does this text push us towards Jesus and dependence on the Holy Spirit?
PREPARING TO SING
- Psalm 117 (Jerad McKenna, Cardiphonia)
- How Deep the Father's Love (Stuart Townend)
- O To Be Like Thee (Thomas Chisolm, Carey Wilson)
- Just As I Am (William Bradbury, Travis Cottrell)
- Not What My Hands Have Done (Karl Digerness, City Hymns)
- When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Isaac Watts)