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Summary: This is a look at the life of Eve - the world’s 1st mother. In this message we will discuss 7 lessons every mother can learn from Eve. (This sermon is in "outline form." You will need to reformat the layout because of the way it appears on this site.)

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The World’s 1st Mother

Gen. 2:18-5:2

ILL> Eve – “The World’s 1st Mother” (1st not worst!)

> 7 Advantages of Being 1st

> 7 Disadvantages of Being 1st

7 Lessons Every Mother Can Learn From Eve

1. God intends that you be a “help meet” for your husband

- Read Gen. 2:18, 20b-22

- A “help meet” was needed because man was “alone”

> “alone” = “to exist” or “to exist” by oneself

> “help meet” = “one who helps”

- It was not good that man was alone

> In all of creation this is the only thing that God says is “not good”

- As much as your children need you, your husband needs you more

> Your children will grow up and become independent (hopefully)

> Your husband won’t! (hopefully)

- Men it is good that you need your wives!!

2. God intends that you be “one” with your husband

- Read Gen. 2:23-25

- You need each other, so God wants you to “cleave” to each other

- He intends that you become “one” flesh (no longer independent!)

- You are to be “one” physically, emotionally, relationally, spiritually

- If this is achieved, you will be unashamed when you are “naked” (exposed) before each another

> This is NOT just physical

3. Don’t be led astray by deception

- Read Gen. 3:1-5

- The serpent, embodied by satan, spoke half truths & lies to Eve

- Eve stood there and listened

- Eve had a “conversation with the devil” and was deceived

> Read I Cor. 11:3

- If you get that close to him, you are vulnerable to his deception

- He doesn’t come as an ugly, repulsive devil, but as a crafty serpent

> The devil can, and does, speak through others!

> He still uses the same strategy - DECEPTION

> Test the spirits to see if they are of God (I John 4:1)

4. If you disobey God, you may lead your husband & family astray

- Read Gen. 3:6-10

- The first thing Eve did after eating of the forbidden fruit was give some to her husband

- This began a downward spiral that impacted her husband, her children, her children’s children, her children’s children’s children…

- Nobody sins against God in a vacuum – it always impacts somebody

- Like it or not, our children pay for our sins and wrong choices!

ILL> The Legacy we are Leaving to our Children

5. You must fight the urge to be unsubmissive to your husband

- Read Gen. 3:16

- When God said to Eve, “Your desire will be for your husband,” He did not mean that she would have a deep desire to be with Adam

> God meant that she would have a deep desire to be over Adam or take his place!

> This is the same desire that Lucifer had toward God!

- On the other hand, God granted this “rule” to her husband, Adam

> This was not because of Eve’s sin, but because it was God’s plan from the beginning

> Read 1 Tim. 2:11-13

- Wives submit to your husband’s leadership (Eph. 5:22-24; Col. 3:18)

- Husbands love your wives (Eph. 5:25; Col. 3:19)


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