Girl, Gospel, Go | Bonus Day #1
By: Megan Gover | Snowball of Sin | To type in your answers to today’s study, click here.
Throughout the short letter of 2 Timothy, we have studied what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Both Paul and Timothy mirrored how to live entrusted with the Gospel and taught us how to pass on the spiritual baton to those around us.
However, before we ever begin to tell others about Christ, we must first know Him ourselves. So! Let’s spend some time covering what it means to surrender our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ.
Ask the Lord to give you a heart of confession and repentance to know Him better!
If sin is what got in the way of our relationship with Christ, we need to understand where it originated. Open up your Bible to Genesis chapter three. Read verses one through three. Did Eve tell Satan the truth about God’s instructions regarding the garden? (Hint: Look at Genesis 2:15-17)
No! God never said to Adam and Eve anything about touching the fruit. However, he said everything about not tasting it. Continue reading in Genesis 3:4-7. How was the fruit described?
Good. Pleasing. Desirable. Isn’t this the mark of most of our temptations? Something catches our eye. We deem it pleasurable and begin to hunger for it. Then, we cave to the very thing we cannot and should not have. As a result, we sin and fall short of God’s glory.
What happened after Adam and Eve ate of the fruit?
Continue reading Genesis 3:8-13. The snowball of sin is a slippery slope! Not only did Adam and Eve eat of the fruit they were not supposed to taste, but they also began to make excuses for it.
What was the first thing Adam and Eve did when they heard God’s voice?
How does our sin make us think we can hide from God? Are we hiding from Him? Explain.
How have you “hid” from God in your sin? How did this physically, spiritually, and emotionally impact you?
Secondly, what was Adam’s reaction when confronted by God?
What a nerve! Eve didn’t shove the fruit down his mouth. He had an active choice to not follow in his wife’s footsteps, but he ate of it. Sin is on him, regardless of his wife’s actions.
Name a time you were tempted to blame your sin on someone else. How did the situation end?
The Lord asks Eve to give an account of her actions too. Who does she blame it on?
Hands down, without a question and a shadow of a doubt: Satan tempted Eve. However, Eve didn’t have to give into temptation, but she caved to her desires and cravings. As we will see in verses 14-19, their decision was not without consequence.
Read Genesis 3:14-15. What consequence is described here?
Verse 15 is interesting to note when God says: “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.” Who will be doing the head crushing? And who will be striking who’s heel?
Ultimately, we see God revealing His redemption plan for mankind. Though Satan attempts to defeat Christ, Jesus already has the victory. Tomorrow, we will unpack what this looks like for mankind, but for now, as we end, spend some time in prayer. Surrender your sins to the Lord and allow His forgiveness to lead you to repentance!