Redeemer Church Mauritius
The Beginnings: The Promise - Phil Kendon
God makes a promise of hope even as he gives his judgment on sin. In fact, it is the very first thing he does. Before he speaks about the consequences for Adam and Eve in terms of their relationship and childbirth and the challenge of producing food from the earth - he first addresses their enemy. God tells the serpent who thinks he has just won the battle by separating God and humankind and caused death to enter the world - that the battle is not over. There will be another day coming when a human being will reverse the failure of the Fall. In the original language of the bible the two words crush, and strike are the same Greek word. The scripture is telling us that our Saviour will win his victory by losing his life. Adam and Eve had no idea how that would come to pass, but we know because the promise has been fulfilled in Jesus.
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    Sunday 9:30 AM
1. Why couldn’t God just let them off?
The judge of the universe must do what is right.
2. Why am I also guilty?
Adam was my representative, but I am also a rebel.
3. Why did the Saviour have to die?
Genesis 2:16–17 (NIV)
And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
4. What does it mean to crush the serpent’s head?
- Jesus liberated people from demonic influence.
- Jesus resisted every temptation.
- Jesus rose from the dead and is seated in victory.
5. How do I live in that victory?
- I can overcome temptation.
- I can live free from bondage.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Jesus is our new representative that has completely defeated our enemy.