Bible Study March 10th | Genesis 2: 4 – 25 | God Makes and Loves People.

Our study this week is in Genesis 2: 4 – 25.  God Makes and Loves People.

Live in the Narthex, Sunday at 9:00 am

Our normal cadence is: 

  1. Brief discussion previous week, with thought questions that will tie into the lesson.
  2. Open with prayer
  3. Read the section of scripture.  Try to let everyone read a few verses, but will modify as needed.
  4. Work through the prepared questions … at our own pace.
  5. Close with prayer after ~ 45 minutes. 

 Hope you can join us live and participate in the study.  We always enjoy interaction.  Or you can use the guide to study on your own.  Feel free to share with others.

Step 1:  Opening and Introduction to the lesson –  Personal Testimonies from last week’s study and Reflection:  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you like to live?  Why is searching for perfection a futile journey?

Step 2:  Hear – Read the Passage: Gen 2:4-25 God makes and Loves People.

Step 3:  Explore – Discover the Passage:

      A.  Gen 1:1-2:3 summarizes the creation account.  Why are we given a closer detailed review of the creation story as it relates to humanity and how people fit in?  What do Gen 1:26-29 and 2:7-25 teach about our original nature, intellect, emotions and character?  Our purpose and tasks?  Our likeness to the animals?  Our likeness to God?

  • Why does God provide this first man with a paradise on earth?  Then why did God place the tree of knowledge of good and evil into this beautiful garden and tell them not to eat from it (2:9, 17, 3:6?  How did the fall affect God’s plan for people to have dominion over His creation?

C.  What is significant about God creating woman last?  In ascending order she is the Pinnacle?  She is an after thought?  If at first you don’t succeed, try again?  How do you define helper?  Does helper sound like a lessor person?  An equal person?  A greater person?

  • What does it mean that Adam and Eve felt no shame?  That a husband and wife become one flesh?  Are singles incomplete?  How would you characterize the relationship between Adam and this woman?  Between God and man?  What makes this kind of fellowship possible?

Step 4:  Connect – Apply the Passage:

  1. If you could have a picture of just one scene from this story, what would it be?  What do you feel is the key message of this passage? 
  • How has sin affected the one flesh union God desired between a man and a woman?  What can you learn from this passage about your relationship with people of the opposite sex?  What do you need to do to apply those principles in your life today?
  • How well do you feel that God understands your needs and desires?  Have you ever felt alone?  How did you make it through that time?  What do you need to feel more connected to others?
  • If married, how are you and your spouse a gift to each other: Spiritually?  Emotionally?  Physically?  If single, how does this story make you feel? 

Step 5:  Reflect:  God is in control of our relationships.