The serpent came to Eve first

Text: Genesis 3:1-7. ‘…He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘you shall not eat of any tree in the garden?” (verse 1). When God had created every thing, “behold, it was very good….”(Gen. 1:31). And now the devil comes to the woman to distort and undermine this wonderful creation that God had created. The devil tried to[…]

Text: Genesis 5:1-5. “Male and female he created them and he blessed them and named them man…” (verse 2). This again indicates the leadership role that a man should exercise in a family, yet with respect and tender hearted. Customarily a woman takes the surname of a man after marriage signifying a man’s leadership in[…]

Adam named Eve

Text: Genesis 2:19-24. “…This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man”, (verse 23). By Adam naming Eve, “woman” it indicated the leadership role on part of Adam. Remember Adam had named all other animals as a sign of[…]

Eve was created as a helper for Adam

Text: Genesis 2:10-18. “…It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him,” (verse 18). Again this shows a difference in roles in the original creation. This is not to make females less important but signifies the roles in gender to create harmony and order. Reflect[…]

Adam was created before Eve

Text: Genesis 2:1-7. In God’s design, man was given the leadership role since he was the first to be created and then after a period of time, God created Eve, verse 7. God gave Adam the leadership role over his family. By God creating Adam first was in line with the Old Testament idea of primogeniture, where the firstborn,[…]

Text: Acts 2:14-21. “…and your sons and your daughters shall prophecy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophecy,” (verse 17-18). If God can pour His spirit on both male and female,[…]

Text: Genesis 1:26-31. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them,” (verse 27). Since both male and female are created in the image of God, both are equally important and valuable. Therefore any idea that undermines one sex at the expense of the other is[…]

Text: 1 Corinthians 15: 12-20. “But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.” (1 Corinthians 15:20-LASB). Just as the first fruit of the harvest was brought to the temple, meaning that the whole harvest belonged to God. So Christ was the first[…]

First harvest of believers

Text: 1 Corinthians 16: 5-18. “You know that Stephanas and his household were the first of the harvest of believers in Greece, and they are spending their lives in service to God’s people. I urge you, dear brothers and sisters, to submit to them and others like them who serve with such devotion,” (1 Corinthians 16:15-16-LASB). You see that[…]

Give now

Text: Luke 19:1-10. “And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor…” (verse 8). Give now because you need God’s blessing now! Give now because tomorrow the economy may change (James 4:13-17). Reflect on 8, what is God teaching you in this verse, and how are[…]