22 January 2023 (am) – Genesis 2:1-25
|Andy Bruins preaching from Genesis on Sunday 22nd January 2023.|
In Genesis 1:1 to 2:3 we have the account of the full creation week, but as we continue on into chapter 2 we get a more detailed replay of the events that were so briefly outlined in the account of day 6. Now we are up close and personal with the creation of the first man and woman.
Included in this account, still within the creation week, is also the establishment – God’s original blueprints – for marriage.
Q If you asked people on the street, “why do you think we are here?” what kind of answers do you think you’d get?
Q Read v4-7. Compare the creation of the animals in v19 with the creation of Man in v7. What are the similarities and the differences?
Q List all of the special things that God does for Man beyond just making him in chapter 2? How do these things further differentiate us from the animals? What does this tell you about God and Mankind?
Q Read v15-20. What does v15 tell us about work? What are the parameters that God sets for the man? What is the context and what is the danger?
Q Read v21-25. Why does God create woman? What is established here concerning marriage (cf. Matthew 19:4-6)
Q In the context of such a good world, where everything is beautiful and abundant, what do you think is the allure of the forbidden tree? How do we see the same allure at work in us today?