Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a study in Genesis.

[These notes are from a study taught more than 40 years ago. The notes are in outline form.]

Overhead – Genesis 2:2-3

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

Teach – שָׁבַת (shabath) means “cease from labor”. Creation was complete.

קָדַשׁ (qadash) means “consecrate, set apart”

Overhead – Genesis 2:25

“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

Teach – בּוּשׁ (bosh) means “shame, sense of sin and guilt”

We don’t know how long a time span there was between Genesis 2:25 and 3:1, but it was probably short. God commanded Adam and Eve to reproduce, but their first child was not conceived until after their encounter with Satan.

Overhead – Genesis 3:1

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LordGod had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

Teach – עָרוּם (arum) means “crafty, cunning”

Overhead and Teach – Genesis 3:1-3

  1. Temptation … seed of doubt .. error in theology
  2. Deception (1 Timothy 2:11-15)
  3. Sin (James 1:13-14)
  4. Shame
  5. Hiding from God
  6. Blaming others

Overhead – God looks for man that He might restore the relationship

Teach – Genesis 3:14-15

Satan (the serpent) suffers humiliation and defeat.

This is called the “protoevengelium” .. the earliest preaching of the Gospel.

This is the only place in the Bible where the seed is said to be “of the woman.” All other uses are for the “seed of men.” (Virgin Birth prophesied)

Overhead and Teach – The great teachers .. toil, pain, death, subjection

The word pain means “sorrow”

Childbearing intimates the duties of being a mother (conception, pregnancy, birth, child rearing)

Overhead and Teach – The great restoration – Genesis 3:20-24

Eve – a change of name to express the reality of restoration (life)

Coat of skins – blood sacrifice

Clothing of man – mark of acceptance

Expulsion from the Garden – loving protection

Guarding the way – that man might come to God the right way and live

Read – Revelation 22:1-5

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”

[Thank you for reading these teaching notes from more than 40 years ago. My prayer is they will be a blessing to you and your ministry.]