The Making of a Man #2 Adam

“Just as death came into the world through a man (Adam), now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man (Christ). Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.” (I Cor 15:21-22)

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went camping. As they lay down for the night, Sherlock said, “My dear Watson, using your sharp powers of observation look into the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson gazed intently in awe, “Why, I see a host of stars.” Sherlock replied, “And what does it tell you?” Watson replied, “Astronomically, it tells me there are billions of galaxies. Theologically, it tells me God is great and we are small. Meteorologically, it tells me tomorrow will be beautiful as there are no clouds. And what does it tell you, Holmes?” Sherlock sighed, “It tells me that somebody stole our tent!”

Of all the men in the Bible only two experienced a perfect, personal, untainted, unblemished, unobstructed, sinless relationship with the living God of creation in unbroken fellowship…Jesus (The Son of God) and Adam (a son of God). Though tempted in all things just like us, Jesus never yielded to satan’s lies (Heb 2:18; 4:14-16; Matt 4:1-11). But Adam (lit. ‘man’), though he was created by God without sin (Gen 1:26-27; 2:7), caved to the lies of satan (John 8:44; 10:10) who then stole the ‘tent’ (covering) of his perfect life and relationship with God


(Genesis 3:1-24) First, note the four broken relationships and what was ‘stolen’ when Adam fell for satan’s lies (Rom 1:18-23, 25) and disobeyed God.

  • IDENTITY and PURPOSE in relation to self (3:5, 7),

  • SECURITY and FELLOWSHIP in relation to God (3:8, 19-24),

  • UNITY and INTIMACY in relation to our wives (3:12,15)

  • CARE and RESPONSIBILITY in relation to family/others (3:16; 4:1- 15)

In which relationship has satan been lying to you lately? From what relationship has he mainly ‘stolen’? How will you to get it back?

The Remaking of a Man

(Gen 1;26-28; 2:7-9, 15-25; 3:8-24) What are some ways the Lord got Adam’s attention both before and after his fall? How has God used these to get yours?

How did God use some of these same ‘attention getters’ as chisels in Adam’s life to carve, make and mold this man into His masterpiece after he had fallen? How has God used these same chisels in your life?

(Gen 2:26-3:24) Over the 930 years (Gen 5:4) of Adam’s life what aspects of God’s character (i.e. grace, power, wisdom, sovereign control, forgiveness, love, glory, etc.) did He reveal to this man? What aspects of His character has He revealed as of late for which you are thankful?

In what ways does this man’s story (experience) intersect with your story? How did the following Bible Project video help clarify the overlapping of your story with God’s bigger story of His glory?