Session 2--lesson 11
Sin, Suffering and Salvation 罪，苦难和救赎
English Conversation 英语对话
Daniel: If God is a loving God why is there so much suffering in this world?
John: That’s a good question Daniel. When God first made the world it was perfect without any suffering!
Daniel: It was? What happened?
John: Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve. Ever since that time there has been suffering.
Daniel: That still doesn’t answer my question.
John: God is going to give us a life some day without suffering. Forever in heaven!
Daniel: How can that be?
John: It’s love! God gave his Son Jesus to take the punishment of our sin. All your sins are washed away at the cross! Let’s look at John 3:16 together!
Opening Prayer: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Memory Verse: Genesis 3:15
Read Genesis 1 阅读创世记第1章
Find the repeated words and phrases in this chapter.
Genesis 2 tells the story of creation again – this time with an emphasis on God’s design of marriage.
God said that his creation was very good – it was perfect! There was perfect peace between Adam and Eve, between them and all of creation, and most importantly between them and God! Man and creation is no longer perfect. What happened!!?!
Read Genesis 3 阅读创世记第3章
What three lies does the devil tell Eve?
Why does Eve eat the fruit?
What did God say would happen if Adam and Eve ate the fruit he forbid?
Why does God look for Adam and Eve? Doesn’t he know where they are?
Adam and Eve were naked before they sinned. Why did they cover up their bodies? What changed?
Genesis 3:15 is the first promise of a Savior! 创世记3：15是对救主的第一次应许！
What were the consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin?
How are the curses God gave man in the Garden of Eden actually grace from God?
Why were they kept from eating from the tree of life? Your friend tells you God is not loving because his friend just died of cancer. What would you tell him?
Home Work: What God says about forgiveness: Matthew 18:15-35 Ephesians 4:32; John 20:19-23