Tag Archives: Sin

Jesus and Genesis 3 (part three)


This mosaic dates from the 12th century and depicts the three temptations of Jesus from Matthew 4, even concluding with the devil departing and angels ministering to Jesus.

I’ve always been fascinated by Genesis 3. There’s just so much packed into that chapter that explains so much about the Bible.

My first post in this series looked at the three responses of Adam and Eve after they initially sinned.

My second post looked at the theme of death in Genesis 3. Amazing stuff in God’s Word!

In today’s post, I’d like to consider the similarities and differences between the temptation of Adam in Genesis 3 and the temptations of Jesus in Matthew/Luke 4. Continue reading


Death and Genesis 3 (part two)


In my previous post we looked at the behavior of Adam and Eve after they sinned in the Garden. They did three specific things to avoid accepting responsibility. We still do them today.

In this post, we’re going to consider the theme of death in Genesis 3. There’s more in the text than immediately meets the eyes.

These three observations have fascinated me for years. Continue reading

Confession and Genesis chapter three (part one)

adameveGenesis 3. So much is packed into this chapter. It is especially famous for recording the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

If it weren’t for Genesis 3, the Bible would be a very short book.

My talk on Genesis chapter three is my favorite, and I’ve delivered it at least twenty times. I just returned from leading a pastor’s conference in Colombia, South America. We kicked off the conference by looking at this chapter.

I thought I would share some observations from Genesis 3 with you this week–in three separate blog posts. Go to part two here, part three here. Continue reading