4Genesis 3:1-13“Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" 2 And the woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; …”
5Genesis 3:1-13“… 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, lest you die.' " 4 And the serpent said to the woman, "You surely shall not die! 5 "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, …”
6Genesis 3:1-13“…and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6 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 desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. …”
7Genesis 3:1-13“… 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, …”
8Genesis 3:1-13“… and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" 10 And he said, "I heard the sound of Thee in the garden, …”
9Genesis 3:1-13“…and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself." 11 And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" 12 And the man said, "The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate." …”
10Genesis 3:1-13“… 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."”
12“______ ___ ___?” Where Are You God knew where Adam was… He wanted Adam to take an inward look at himself.Where are you Adam?"I'm over here hiding because I have sinned against You."
13“Where are you?” Where are you in your relationship with God? Are you a Christian?2 Corinthians 5:17"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come."
14“Where are you?” Where are you in your relationship with God? Are you a Christian?Romans 8:1"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."
15“Where are you?” Where are you in your relationship with God? faithful Are you a _______ Christian?Where do you stand in your obedience to God?Are you truthfully doing His will on a daily basis?faithful
16“Where are you?” Where are you in your relationship with God? Are you a faithful Christian?Have you truly given up self?Are you a faithful, diligent soldier of the cross?
17“Where are you?” "I'm not sure where I stand in relation to God." We can know where we stand by examining the Scriptures1 John 5:13
181 John 5:13"These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life."
19“Where are you?” "I'm not sure where I stand in relation to God." All of us need to give diligence in showing ourselves approved to God.2 Timothy 2:15
202 Timothy 2:15"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth."
212 Peter 1:10"Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;"
22“Where are you?” "I'm not sure where I stand in relation to God." All of us need to understand the essentials of being with God, fearing God, and serving God.Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
23Ecclesiastes 12:13-14"The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil."
25"Who told you that?" “Who told you that …” "...Such and such seems like it ought to be right.""Who toldyou that?"
26"You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone." “Who told you that …”"One can be saved by ____ ____"James 2:24"You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.""Who toldyou that?"faithonly
27"Who told you that?" “Who told you that …” "Baptism is not essential to salvation."Mark 16:16"He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.""Who toldyou that?"
28"Who told you that?" “Who told you that …” "A preacher ought to be called, Reverend."Psalm 111:9"He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant forever; Holy and awesome [reverend, KJV] is His name.""Who toldyou that?"
29“Who told you that …” "A preacher ought to be called, Reverend." Matthew 23:9"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven."
30"Who told you that?" “Who told you that …” "You don't need to partake of the Lord's Supper on every first day of the week?"Acts 20:7"Who toldyou that?"
31Acts 20:7"On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight."
32"Who told you that?" “Who told you that …” all "You do not need to come to ___ the ______ _______?"Hebrews 10:25"not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.""Who toldyou that?"worshipservices
33“Who told you that …”… you do not have to strive to the best of your ability in the kingdom?… you can sit back and be complacent and not be interested in the direction in which the Lord's work is going?
35“Have you eaten from the tree …” Getting people to see ____ ____ sins is very difficult.We need to be very objective in examining ourselves.2 Corinthians 13:5theirown
362 Corinthians 13:5"Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?"
37Ezekiel 18:27-28"Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life. 28 "Because he considered and turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die."
38“Have you eaten from the tree …” Getting people to see their own sins is very difficult.We need to be very objective in examining ourselves.All of us sin – 1 John 1:8-2:2
391 John 1:8-2:2“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. …”
401 John 1:8-2:2“… 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.”
41“Have you eaten from the tree …” Getting people to see their own sins is very difficult.Adam tried to blame his sin on EveGenesis 3:12This is human nature.
42“Have you eaten from the tree …” True _____ sorrow is necessary2 Corinthians 7:10"For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death."godly
43“Have you eaten from the tree …” True godly sorrow is necessaryWe must walk humbly before God with a ______ and ______ spirit.Isaiah 66:2brokencontrite
44Isaiah 66:2"For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being," declares the Lord. "But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word."
45Psalm 32:5“I acknowledged my sin to Thee, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord"; And Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin.”
46Psalm 34:17-18“The righteous cry and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. 18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
47Psalm 51:1-2“Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Thy compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.”
48Psalm 51:17“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise”
49"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish." Luke 13:3"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."
50Luke 18:10-13“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer. 11 "The Pharisee stood and was praying thus to himself, 'God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer. …”
51Luke 18:10-13“… 12 'I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.' 13 "But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!'”
52Acts 3:19"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;"
53Acts 17:30-31“Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”
55“What is this you have done?” God is trying to get her to consider the seriousness of her sin.No doubt she would like to think that she had only eaten a little fruit off a tree."Surely, there's nothing wrong with that!"
56“What is this you have done?” You did what God told you not to do.You've lost your home, Eve, in the garden of EdenYou've brought ___ into the world and all of its consequences.You've brought sorrow upon women and the pain of child bearing.sin
57“What is this you have done?” “_______"What have I done in serving the Lord?The answer is, "I haven't done anything?"I've just sat here and done nothingJames 4:17Nothing
58James 4:17"Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin."
60Revelation 14:13"And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!' " "Yes," says the Spirit, "so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.""