Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
3 – Imago Dei – Cursed.mp3
3 – Imago Dei – Sin (handout).pdf
3 – Imago Dei – Cursed.ppt
3 – Imago Dei – Sin (notes).doc
3 – Imago Dei – Cursed (service order).doc
3 – Imago Dei – Cursed (small groups).doc
Do you believe in curses? I sure do. What does it mean that humanity is cursed? How did humanity become cursed? Why would God allow humanity created in His image to be cursed? We studied two weeks ago that God created humanity in His image. Then we studied how Jesus is the perfect image of God. And now how humanity is cursed with sin. When Satan tempted Adam and Eve in the garden, they decided to believe Satan rather than God and then became Satan worshipers. Sin is simply Satan worship. Through Adam’s sin, all humanity and creation are cursed with sin. God didn’t just retaliate with the curse, but God simply announced what the natural consequences are when you separate yourself from Him. Now all humanity is born separated from God and must be brought back to Him by the blood of Christ. The most interesting part of this passage though are the curses that God announced. They specifically deal with how Adam and Eve (men and women) are supposed to live out their gender. Gender is such a huge part of being created in God’s image that its nearly impossible to miss its importance in Scripture. So this study is all about how all humanity has been cursed with sin and how the curse directly affects our gender. Check it out!