Humanity’s first story is the story of the God who made us, knows us, and loves us even after we chose rebellion against Him.
With a tree we chose a rebellion, and with a tree He purchased our forgiveness. Before we ever sinned God had a plan to bring us back, because the One who knows us most loves us best.
1. Moses was writing to people who had timeless questions and lived in a very different time. How should/does that impact our reading and understanding of what he wrote in Genesis?
2. God’s first words to humanity were words of freedom. How does that image of God compare to what most people think of when they think of God?
3. Pastor Trevor said, “It’s impossible to feel free when you focus on what is forbidden.” Have you experienced that statement to be true in your own life? If so, how? What did you focus on, and how did it impact you?
4. Why do you think God placed a forbidden tree in the middle of Adam and Eve’s Eden?
5. Genesis 2 and beyond raise a lot of questions. Some were mentioned in this week’s message (“Where did the other people come from that Cain was afraid of?” and “Where did the first men’s wives come from?”) What are some questions that you have when you read through the first chapters of Moses’ book?