Prepared by William Earnhardt, for Sabbath School class Sabbath, October 8, 2022.
Main Theme: Adam’s fall made us all sinful. Jesus’ perfect life and death brought salvation to all.
Read in Class: Romans 5:12, Romans 5:19 and Romans 6:23. Discuss the common thread of these passages.
Study: What are the consequences of sin? How did Jesus solve the sin problem?
Apply: What have we personally learned about the consequences of sin from our own sinful acts?
Share: Your friend says it is not fair that we were born into a sinful world by no choice of our own. How do you answer your friend? How did Jesus make it fair? How did Jesus undo all the damage Adam caused? See We are Saved by His Life.
Read in Class: Genesis 3:1-7. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: In what ways was “You will not surely die” a lie?
Apply: the serpent had absolutely now power other than the power of persuasion. How can we defend ourselves against these lies and persuasions when we are tempted?
Share: Your friend says that the Bible contradicts the norms of society in so many ways, its hard to believe that the Bible is even relevant in today’s society. What are some ways the Bible contradicts our current society and how do we know we can trust the Bible to be right?
Read in Class: Genesis 3:8-15. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: What are the consequences of sin found in this passage? What was God’s solution? Where do we find a Savior in this passage?
Apply: What can we learn from the consequences of our sins and the results of our actions? Why do some not seem to receive consequences for their sins?
Share: Your friend states that if people do horrible things and God just forgives them then no justice is served. It doesn’t seem fair for them to get away with these horrible sins. What do you tell your friend? See Forgiveness is not Saying it is Okay.
Read in Class: Genesis 3:16-21. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: What hope do we find in this passage for all of us?
Apply: What did the animal skins do for Adam and Eve that gave them hope and encouragement in their lives?
Share: Can you think of someone who needs to hear about God’s plan of salvation? Can you share it with them this week?