Sermon: “What Went Wrong?”
Theme: To understand that the story is one explaining the difference between being in relationship with God and not being in relationship with God.
Purpose: For the congregation to appreciate the call to know God and grow in God’s love.
Scriptures: Romans 5:12-14, 18-21 Sin entered the world through Adam, but grace abounds.
Genesis3:1-24 Story of the first man and the first woman and the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.
What does “The Tree of the Life” mean to us? What does “The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil” mean to us? In what ways does innocence have to be lost in order to gain knowledge? Is it possible to know about evil without being stained by it? Is it possible to know about good without having had some encounter of evil? Is naive innocence better than wounded wisdom? How has the gift of forgiveness through Christ’s sacrifice healed our separation from God and from one another? In what ways is the gaining of knowledge at the cost of relationships? What causes us to experience shame?
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