21 December 2014 Sunday Morning Service
OT Genesis 2 : 15 – 17 & 3 : 4 – 15
NT Galatians 3 : 15 – 16 & 3 : 26 – 4 : 7
2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
2:17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”
3:4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman.
3:5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
3:9 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”
3:10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
3:11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
3:12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me–she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
3:13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
3:14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
3:15 Brothers, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case.
3:16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ.
3:26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,
3:27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
4:1 What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.
4:2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.
4:3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world.
4:4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law,
4:5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
4:6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
4:7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.