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Genesis 2 - NIV

7 Then the Lord God formed a man[a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.

9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.

11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.

12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin[b] and onyx are also there.)

13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.[c]

14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;

17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.

20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam[d] no suitable helper was found.


a. Genesis 2:7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see verse 20).
b. Genesis 2:12 Or good; pearls
c. Genesis 2:13 Possibly southeast Mesopotamia
d. Genesis 2:20 Or the man

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Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#4 - Evil and Sin
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Jun, 2016
Summary: Why study about sin? Why not study something encouraging?
Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 113
Overcoming Your Family Problems
Shared by: OLU OMOASEGUN on May, 2016
Summary: As we all know that the entire world is a product of a family. Any problem in every society or a nation is a carry over of family problem. Overcoming family problems is one of the fundamental teachings to u[hold the family and the entire world as whole.
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Getting Back the Garden: God, Humans and the Snake"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on May, 2016
Summary: A sermon that let's you know you are not a mistake.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 2:16-3:24
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 268
Dwayne Dickson avatar
Trouble in Paradise
Shared by: Dwayne Dickson on Feb, 2016
Summary: Part 3 of my O.T. Sermon series "Our Favorite O. T. Stories." Lessons from the fall. What is it that tempts us to sin? How do we overcome temptation? There is power in putting ourselves in second place.
Tim Smith avatar
Developing Intimacy in Marriage, Part 2
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: There are 3 types of intimacy in marriage, kind of like a three legged stool. Sometimes we try to make it by on one or two of these but you can’t stay balanced in life and marriage without all three. This sermon deals with spiritual intimacy
Scripture: Genesis 2:20-24
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 142
Rick Burdette avatar
Before You Say "I Do"
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Feb, 2016
Summary: God's Plan for Us, Purpose, Marriage
Larry Turner avatar
In The Beginning Was Adam
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jan, 2016
Summary: 99% of human DNA is shared by everyone. It is the 1% that makes us unique. Having 99% of the same DNA stongly suggests a common ancestor. That one common ancestor is Adam.
Ken Henson avatar
5 Weddings in the Bible
Shared by: Ken Henson on Jan, 2016
Summary: a wedding message chronicling the 5 weddings of the Bible
Scripture: Genesis 2:15-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 547
Stephen Brown avatar
Why Must I Be Saved?
Shared by: Stephen Brown on Dec, 2015
Summary: We are all participants in a spiritual battle, wouldn’t it be wise to determine who is on each side, what they are fighting for and which side you are on? Wouldn’t it be wise to ensure you are prepared for the battle you are in?
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Is There Water In The Plan?
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Oct, 2015
Summary: To establish that in every great event where God has dealt with man in the bible; water was in His plan. This lesson will settle the question: “is baptism essential to salvation?"
Andre King avatar
Fidelity in All Things, Especially Marriage
Shared by: Andre King on Oct, 2015
Summary: Fidelity and Loyalty are needed in all areas of our lives, especially marriage.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Having A Healthy Ambition
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Oct, 2015
Summary: We are all ambitious, in one way or another. That is how God created us. We should be ambitious for who we are.in Christ Jesus. Ambition is a healthy thing when it motivates us to reach our God-given potential.
William R. Nabaza avatar
Things outside of paradise
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2015
Summary: To list the things we don't need: (a) fair sky, (b) perfume (c) precious stones
James Ledbetter avatar
Where Are You?
Shared by: James Ledbetter on Sep, 2015
Summary: Do you know where you are?
Scripture: Genesis 2:17-3:9
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 410
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Inhale And Exhale The Gospel
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2015
Summary: In the Christian life faith and works go together like inhaling and exhaling. Billy Graham stated it in these terms: Faith is taking the Gospel in; works is taking the Gospel out."
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Are You A “Meet” Mate?
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jul, 2015
Summary: Help in making your marriage a match made in Heaven instead of Hell.
Scripture: Genesis 2:18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 204
James  Linders  avatar
The penalty of sin is DEATH
Shared by: James Linders on Jun, 2015
Summary: The world was created blameless, and SO was heaven. Through man's disobedience to God sin and death entered the world, and Satan led a third of the angels in heaven to rebel against God. The ONLY solution to THIS tragedy was CHRIST dying on the cross.
James  Linders  avatar
The modified copy of Adam
Shared by: James Linders on Jun, 2015
Summary: It was GOD'S will that man had to multiply and fill the earth. Although Adam's genes were predominantly male genes, God HAD to suppress it so that He could make Eve....the modified version of man....SHE would be equipped to increase the human population.
Billy  Ricks avatar
A Glimpse of God in the Goodness of our Mothers
Shared by: Billy Ricks on May, 2015
Summary: There are generations of children that need to be rescued from wrong ideas and attitudes toward motherhood and womanhood. That begins by recognizing that God has the right to rule and have the last word on every issue
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 404
David Owens avatar
Marriage Belongs to God
Shared by: David Owens on May, 2015
Summary: In this sermon, we explore the fact that God created marriage, therefore, marriage belongs to God. God's higher purpose for marriage is to proclaim the gospel. Much from this sermon comes from chapter 6 in David Platt’s book, Counter Culture.
Scripture: Genesis 2:7-25
Views: 480
C. Philip Green avatar
A Woman's Value
Shared by: C. Philip Green on May, 2015
Summary: God made a woman to be WITH her man, to HELP him, and to FIT him in every way like no one else.
Series: Mother's Day
T.J. Conwell avatar
The Two Become One
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Apr, 2015
Summary: On April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for and against redefining marriage in America. The very institution of God's design for marriage as only between one man and one woman is on trial. As Christians, we MUST take a stand!
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 611
Shared by: DENNISE OGALESCO on Apr, 2015
Summary: There is a big difference between love and lust and infatuation which most of our young people today has difficulty in dealing with this issues in their generation. Some of them have wandered from their school, lost their dreams and erred from faith.
Series: Love
Sumeet MJ avatar
Shared by: Sumeet MJ on Mar, 2015
Summary: God's Word is spoken with Prophetic Power. It is better to trust in His Word than to trust any other Assurance that is offered in this World. Learn more about how God's Word in its Power can transform your life.
Michael Stark avatar
A Perfect Plan for a Perfect Marriage
Shared by: Michael Stark on Feb, 2015
Summary: The challenge of building a strong marriage in a world increasingly opposed to godly marriage.
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 593
Brian Bill avatar
Counter-Cultural Christianity: Homosexuality
Shared by: Brian Bill on Jan, 2015
Summary: We must be biblically correct, not politically correct.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 14,147
George IZUNWA  avatar
It's a good thing....1
Shared by: George IZUNWA on Nov, 2014
Summary: Using Gods wisdom to make God honouring and fulfilling marital choices
Keith Broyles avatar
And You Will Be Like God
Shared by: Keith Broyles on Oct, 2014
Summary: We can fall victim to evil very easily. Through our faith we can find the grace and forgiveness we need.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 272
William R. Nabaza avatar
Outside of paradise
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2014
Summary: To show that our desire should not be gold, perfumes and precious stones but the LORD.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 2:12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 862