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Sin, Sinner or Sinner Against (Part 1: Missing the Mark)

Genesis 3:1-10

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’”

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”

10 And he said, “I heard You in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”

 

The Kingdom (Part 3: The Journey)

Genesis 12:1

The Lord said to Abram:

Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.

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Genesis 22 – Abraham Tested

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he answered.

“Take your son,” He said, “your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”

Genesis 22:1-2 (HCSB)

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Genesis 17 – The Covenant of Circumcision

“When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, ‘I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be blameless.  I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you greatly.'”

Genesis 17:1-2 (HCSB)

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Genesis 15 – God’s Covenant with Abram

“After these events, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram.  I am your shield; your reward will be very great.”

Genesis 15:1 (HCSB)

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