Did Jesus have a sinful nature? And what The Fall wasn’t – Part 2 (Genesis 2:15-3:24)

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SLIDE 1 – THE STORY OF ALL OF US

Innocence, Comfort, Ease, Privilege

Dissonance, Decisions

Identity, Position

Consequences

Broken relationship with Father

Removal from privilege

Exile from ease

Hard yakka

Grace of God

SLIDE 2 – What kind of human did Jesus become?

Heb 2:11 – Both the One who makes people holy [ie Jesus] and those who are made holy [ie us] are henos pantes = one all = one & the same. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them  brothers.

Heb 2:14 – He too shared in their humanity.
Heb 2:17 – He had to be made like his brothers in every way.

Heb 4:15 – [Jesus]…suffer[ed] with our weakness because he was tempted in every respect just as we are.

SLIDE 3 – What kind of human did Jesus become? This kind?

Superman

Slide 4 – Or this kind?

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Slide 5 – What kind of human did Jesus become? This kind?

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Slide 6 – Or this kind?

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Slide 7 – A view of the Fall that’s done the rounds…

Before the fall humans were inherently good. Human nature was essentially good.

After the fall humans became inherently bad. The fall changed human nature into a sinful nature, incapable of anything good.

NT; (c) Kingston Lacy; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

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Slide 8 – THE CHANGES IN THE HUMAN CONDITION MAPPED BY GENESIS 3-11

Innocence             >   Responsibility, Consequences

Nakedness            >   Self-Consciousness, Covering up

Harmony               >    Gender Conflict

Ease                        >  Pain, Hard Yakka

Mortality + Cure >  Mortality

Harmony               >  Competition, Jealousy, Murder, Enmity

Humanity              >  Interference

Longevity              >  120 years

Harmony               >  We eat animals, they eat us

Sibling society     >  Oppressors & Slaves

Harmony              >  Separation of cultures and languages

Harmony              >  Separation of cultures and languages

                                     People can’t understand one another

Slide 9 – As your model / exemplar, what is Jesus asking of you?

Take something up?
Surrender something?

Suffer something?

Heal something?

Silently accept something?

Combat / fight something?

Endure something?
Transform it?

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