Summary: In this sermon the consequences of the original sin in the garden are examined.
October 6, 2002
We live in a society where the idea of consequences for one’s actions are downplayed. We have been told for decades now that you can practice free love - there are no consequences. You can get divorced - there are no consequences for the kids. Why, in Canada you can even kill some one and with good behaviour it will only cost you seven years of your life - there are no consequences.
This fits with our human nature. We want to avoid consequences.
But reality shows that there are consequences.
Free love has brought an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases.
Easy divorce has destroyed many in the next generation.
The truth of God’s Word is that sin bears consequences.
1. The initial consequences 3:8-13
a. Guilt 3:7-10
b. Blame shifting 3:11-13
2. The consequence of God’s curse 3:14-19
a. The curse on the serpent 3:14-15
b. The curse on the woman 3:16
pain in child birth
pain in relationship
7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it."
c. The curse on man 3:17-19
-curse on the ground
-curse on work
3. The consequence of grace
a. The grace in expulsion 3:21-24
b. The grace in promise 3:15