ICE BREAKER: What is one story you can share of a time where you tried to take the reins of your life and it didn’t go so well?
SERMON DIGESTION: Your chance to give your thoughts on the sermon.
READ: Genesis 1:1-13
DISCUSSION: Enter the Tempter
Genesis says very little about this “cunning” serpent. What about the rest of the Bible?
The Target. The Tactic. The Tragedy.
The primary target of the enemy’s efforts was Adam and Eve’s mind.
The tactic the enemy used to tempt Adam and Eve was to plant seeds of doubt, against God’s goodness, provision, and sovereignty.
The tragedy of sin is immediate and eternal; with HORIZONTAL and VERTICAL consequences.
READ 1 John 3:7-10.
READ 1 John 3:2-3
READ - The temptation of Christ – Matthew 4:1-11
PRAYER: Praise God for his path of Salvation, which was set in motion before the foundation of the world and before Adam and Eve's fall. Rejoice in the reality that the darkness of Satan’s schemes will never outshine the glory of God’s sovereign rule and reign.