Introduction Agony to Ecstasy

Introduction – Agony To Ecstasy

AGONY TO ECSTASY!

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION

SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 1-3; ROMANS 5:12-21

TEXT:

"For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:17 NIV)

INTRODUCTION:

Genesis 1-3 are three of the most important chapters in the entire Bible. Perhaps the word "Relationships" best describes these chapters. Within the brief compass of three short chapters, we are introduced to some of the most basic and important facts of life:

  1. Man's unique creation,

  2. Man's intimate fellowship with God.

  3. Man's innocent relationship with woman,

  4. The sanctity of marriage,

  5. The fact of objective moral law,

  6. The nature of temptation,

  7. The tragedy of sin,

  8. The mercy of God.

PROPOSITION:

Man was created for greatness – to fellowship with Almighty God. Man lost his greatness – through disobedience against God's clearly – stated law. Man can regain his greatness – through Christ, the "second Adam" whose work on the cross crushed the head of the serpent (Genesis 3:15).

THE AGONY WHICH SIN BRINGS TO MAN CAN BE REPLACED WITH ECSTASY WHICH CHRIST BRINGS TO MAN.

Web Design GroupBack To Top

– 1 –


AGONY TO ECSTASY!

OUTLINE:

I.    CONDITIONS BEFORE THE FALL

A. Lucifer's Fall

B. God's Created Order

C. God's Creation of Woman

D. God's Assigned Task to Adam

II.   CONDITIONS DURING THE FALL

A. Man's Creation

B. Man's Unique Freedom

C. Man's Fatal Temptation

D. Man's Tragic Fall

III. CONDITIONS FOLLOWING THE FALL

A. Mankind's Lost Greatness Through Adam's Fall

1. Sin's Immediate Consequences

2. Mankind's Ray of Hope

3. Mankind's Universal Death

B. Mankind's Restored Greatness Through Christ's Righteousness

1. The First "Adam" and the Second "Adam"

2. The Bright Side of the Dark "Fall" of Mankind

3. The "Much More" of the Last Adam – Jesus Christ

CONCLUSION:

Because of God's creative power, mankind was born for greatness; because of mankind's willful disobedience, that greatness was lost; because of Christ's redemptive love, mankind can regain its greatness!

Web Design GroupBack To Top

– 2 –


Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s