Grace

Despite the judgement on Cain, once again, God is not done with mankind.  Cain and his wife have children and they in turn have children. Read Genesis 4:17-26 Common Grace First, we see through Cain’s line how God blesses humanity as promised, enabling and equipping them to carry out the work of filling and subduing. … Continue reading Grace

Bloodshed

How do you respond when others seem to be favoured over and above you?  Are you happy for them? Does it spur you on to do better or does it cause resentment and jealousy? God has accepted Abel’s sacrifice, the younger brother preferred to the older being a theme that will develop throughout the Old… Continue reading Bloodshed

Worship, faith and offering

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Genesis 3 describes the fall of humanity into sin.  Judgement comes, God had warned that death would be the consequence but at the same time, God has not done with his creation or with humanity.  The story continues and we will continue to see both God’s grace at work and evidence of the deepening depravity… Continue reading Worship, faith and offering

Failure

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Satan has launched at attack on Eden, seeking to tempt Adam and Eve to disobey God’s one command, he casts doubt on God’s truthfulness and goodness.  How will they respond? Read Genesis 3:5-8 The woman observes three things about the fruit.  It looks good, it is suitable food – suggesting it is likely to taste… Continue reading Failure

Attack

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We’ve been introduced to a good and beautiful world with a loving God who creates and cares for his people.  However, we know that this isn’t our experience of the world today.  We live in a world where there is pain, suffering, decay and death. How did that come about? Read Genesis 3:1-5 The serpent… Continue reading Attack

Shameless

Genesis 2:25 says Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. The point of nakedness is that it is now associated with embarrassment and vulnerability.  The point about shame is that it is something which causes us to hide, either ourselves of the thing that causes shame. In the Garden of Eden,… Continue reading Shameless