Lessons from the Pandemic: Part 3

 

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Lesson 3: Quarantined – Gen. 2:18 – not good for man to be alone

A. Problem Gen. 2:18a – … not good for man to be alone.

B. Solution Gen. 2:18b – make him a helper

C. Result – end of aloneness – Gen. 2:24 …they became one

What:  The “very good” God saw in Gen. 2 – they became one flesh…both naked and not ashamed

Digging Deeper:

  • Became one–1+1=1(3)
  • Condition Gen. 2:16 Eat of any tree but….die
  • God saw Gen. 3:7 Eyes opened – saw naked – covered

Story of Shame

  • Birth place – sin
  • Who – painful emotion caused by distrust
  • Self-cure = self cover up – fig leaves
  • The Cure – God doing I Pet. 4:8 Most important of all, continue to
    show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
    I Cor. 13:5 Love….thinks no evil

App: picture of the relationship between Christ & The Church (bride)

Take Away:  How to avoid quarantine (being ashamed) aloneness

  1. Be perfect in a relationship
  2. Be in love (Agape) in a relationship
  3. The Agape Love in a relationship allows you to be imperfect but not fear you will be condemned or shamed.
  4. Live FREE – naked (exposed) & not ashamed (no fear of rejection)

THAT IS VERY GOOD!!