Genesis 1, 2 & 3


  1. What truths stand out regarding: (a) the character of the whole creation, (b) the character of man and his relation to God?
  2. ‘And God said’ is found ten times. Cf. Ps. 33:6, 9; Heb. 11:3. What does this suggest concerning the mode of creation? What further light is provided by John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17?
  3. Why did God make men ‘male and female’? What pattern for marriage is divinely ordained here? Cf. Matt. 19:3-6.

Note. Interest should be concentrated on theological truth that cannot be learnt from text books of natural science.


  1. What does Genesis 3 teach about: (a) Satan’s methods, (b) the first false steps that lead to sin in action, (c) the results of sin?
  2. What simple positive principles of action, if acted on, would have given Adam and Eve victory over temptation?
  3. What is the significance of Gen. 3:15?

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