OIA for sermon on 02/12/12

This week the sermon covered Genesis chapter 3:1-6. The beginning of Genesis 3 gives the first glimpse of a world that has been tainted by sin. Satan is already active in his deception with mankind and the sin initiated struggle of man’s heart is revealed. The following is a list of OIA questions for discussion in your Gospel Community Groups. The Bible text follows the questions .

1. Who is the intended audience in this passage?
2. Are there any cultural or background issues that are important in understanding this passage?
3. When was this scripture written?
4. What key word(s)/phrase(s) really stand(s) out to you in this passage of scripture? Why are/is they/it important?
5. If you had to sum up all five of theses passages of scripture in one sentence, what would it be?

1. Compare this passage with at least 3 other Bible versions (NIV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, Ect.) What similarities/differences do you observe? Share with your group.
2. Were there any verbs, commands, prepositions, or conjunctions, that seemed to stand out? What? Why? Share.
3. Read through at least 2-3 commentaries on this passage and share what your learned with your group.

1. The first recored words spoken from the mouth of Satan were a direct lie and contradiction to God’s command. Since the world is now the domain and realm of satan (Eph 6:12), what are some examples of worldly systems that try to “lie” to people in direct opposition of God’s word?
2. Have you ever “bought” into the lies of the devil, only to find out later that you had been deceived by the enemy? What was your experience? How did you feel? What did you do? Share.
3. Where has satan currently been “attacking” or “deceiving” you? Share with your group and pray for one another. Remember, our battle is not against flesh and blood…….

Genesis 3:1-6 Bible Text Only
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord
God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat
of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of
the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing
good and evil.” So 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 to be desired to make one
wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who
was with her, and he ate.

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