Bible Study Guide: God's Plan of
Life for Men and Women
By Scarlett Stough
Please read the Women in Christ commentary,
and Grace, to prepare for the study.
Part I Eveís Example
Genesis 1:26-27 What was the image or likeness
God intended Adam and Eve to be?
I John3:2; II Peter 1:4; Romans 8:29 Is this
true for Godís children today?
Genesis 2:9, 15-17 Name the two trees that
were growing at the center of Eden. Which one did God say would cause their
death if they ate its fruit?
Genesis 3:1-2; Revelation 12:9; 20:2 Who did
the snake represent? Did Eve know Godís instruction ďbut you must not eat
from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it
you will surely die?Ē (Genesis 2:17)
Genesis 3:4-6; I John 2:15-17 State in your
own words what the serpent used to deceive Eve. What did Eve imagine she
would gain by eating this dangerous fruit?
Genesis 3:6; I Timothy 2:14 Where was Adam
while this conversation was going on? Did he believe the snakeís lie?
Genesis 3:7-8 How did Adam and Eve feel about
themselves after they disobeyed God's instruction? Why do you think God
went looking for them?
Genesis 3:8-15 What was their response to
God? What promise did God make?
Genesis 3:16-24; Romans 5:12-14; I Corinthians
15:21-20 What were the consequences of doing what God said not to do?
Genesis 4:1-7 Did God abandon them?
Part II The Devilís Deception
Revelation 12:9 How widespread is the devilís
II Corinthians 11:3-4; Revelation 12:12; Matthew
13:37-39; I Peter 5:8 Who is at risk? Do we face the same kind of temptation
faced by Adam and Eve?
Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13 What similarity
do you see between the temptation of Jesus by the devil and that of Adam
I John 2:15-17 What similarity do you see
between the threefold love of this world and what Eve desired?
James 1:13-15 Compare this description of
the progress of temptation to sin with how Eve responded?
Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13 How did Jesus
resist the devilís temptation? How can we also resist by following his
James 4:6-10; II Timothy 2:25-26; Ephesians
4:20-27 How can we avoid being deceived?
Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:1-3, 10 What
is the devilís fate?
Part III Godís Plan
Romans 6:20-23; I John 3:4 What prevents access
to eternal life? Did God provide a way to receive eternal life?
Hebrews 9:24-28; John 3:16-18 How is the barrier
(sin) to life removed?
Revelation 13:8; II Timothy 1:9-10 How long
did God have this plan in mind?
Hebrews 2:9; Romans 5:6-8 What characteristic
of God led him to provide a release from death?
Romans 3:21-30; Romans 4:20-25 Does obeying
God provide a way to avoid the death caused by sinning? What attitude is
necessary to receive life through Godís grace? (unmerited favor and mercy-The
Romans 3:31; 6:1-4; II Timothy 2:19, 22; I
John 5:3 Does this mean that obedience is unnecessary or optional?
Romans 5:15-21; I Peter 3:7 What is Godís
gift for all men and women?
I John 4:13-16; Galatians 6:8; Acts 2:37-40
What gift promised by God enables us to receive Godís free gift of life?
I John 3:8; I Corinthians 15:45-55 Who defeated
death and carried out the promise made to Eve?
Revelation 21:3-8; 22:1-4 Compare this revelation
of the future from Jesus Christ with Genesis 2 through 3. Notice the similarity
to the garden of Eden. What happens to death, pain, and sorrow?