Summary: There are grave, serious consequences to sin; but Jesus saves us from those consequences.
The Wages of Sin
January 7, 2018 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: There are grave, serious consequences to sin; but Jesus saves us from those consequences.
Focus Passage: Genesis 3:1-24 (Pew Bible page 3)
Supplemental Passage: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NASB)
Introduction: I saw a satirical cartoon on either Facebook or Instagram this past week. It was two men discussing how hard it was for their wives to decide what they wanted to eat. One of them said, while showing a thought bubble of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, “The last time a woman decided what to eat, she cursed and doomed all of mankind!”
I. The Deceit Spoken
a. God doesn’t want our welfare
b. God is a liar
c. God is selfish; He doesn’t want you to be like Him
II. The Command Broken
a. Eve listened to the serpent and looked at the fruit
b. She tasted it and offered it to Adam
c. Adam had not listened to the serpent, but to God, and ate it anyway
III. The Consequences
a. Loss of innocence (vss 7-10)
b. Pain in childbirth (v 16)
c. Cursed the ground (vs 17)
d. Death (killed an animal for their skins) (v21)
Application/Invitation: For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, (Romans 5:19-20 NASB) It is Jesus who cancelled the sin first brought on through Adam. It is Jesus alone, in Whom we have the hope of forgiveness of sins. While we may be saved, and the consequence of death is taken away, there are still temporal consequences for sin. Won’t you repent and abandon those sins today?