Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sin and Temptation (Genesis 3:1-6)

As a group, read Genesis 3:1-6.

• Why do you think the serpent used questions to start the conversation

with Eve?

• Is it okay for us to question God? Our faith?

• How can those type of questions be helpful or harmful?

• How do you decide who you are going to believe or trust?

• Like the serpent’s philosophy, the world’s philosophy is significantly

different than God’s. What philosophies of the world

contradict God’s desires for us?

• The serpent convinced Eve that she could be like God. How

can the way we look at ourselves keep us from doing what

God wants?

• Compare Genesis 3:6 to 1 John 2:16. What similarities or

parrallels do you see?

The process prior to Adam and Eve’s sin looks something like


- Questioning and rationalizing God’s command

- Deception and the belief of a lie

- Observing the external attractions of sin

• How do you see these same concepts leading people into sin


• What advice might you give to someone to help them avoid

falling into sin?

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