Before We Get Started
The Story at Large
Genesis 1:26-28
Up to Now
Naked gardening
is the plan here.
Be fruitful & multiply.
Make babies.
Make things.
Genesis 2:4-17
God tills the ground,
& new life bursts forth.
God plants a garden.
The story of humanity
begins with a
garden & God walking
with two humans.
The mission of man is
to bring forth a city
that glorifies Jesus
around this garden.
In this garden
are two trees.
Genesis 3
Eve adds to the
commands of God.
Adam not only is
a bad Bible teacher,
he’s a coward.
God comes and will
eventually judge
the two dying humans
He once walked with.
Where are you?
God casting us
out of Eden is
mercy, not wrath.
Revelation 21-22
In Heaven, we see a
Garden, now
surrounded by a city.
It’s as if sin had
never happened.
Except for one thing.
There’s one tree.
What happened to
the other one?
How did we get
from Eden to here?
John 19
It is finished.
Jesus is then wrapped
in clothes and buried.
But verse 41.
The work of redemption
involves Jesus pruning
the tree of good & evil
out of the Garden.
He dies on it.
The road from
Eden to Heaven was
paved at Calvary.
The Cross of Christ is
the removal of sin
on Man’s behalf.
Jesus is the new & better
Adam, who steps in to protect
His wife by pruning the tree &
killing the snake.
John 20
Jesus tills ground, and
new life bursts forth.
Jesus isn’t only our
Adam, He’s our God.
Jesus is God who comes
to Earth, not to cast us out
in judgment, but to die
with us in order that He
may walk with us agai...
He Himself bore our sins in
His body on the tree, that we
might die to sin & live to
righteousness.
!

1 Peter 2:24
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In the Grand Story of God, we are brought from a garden to a garden surrounded by a city by our great Gardener, Jesus Himself.

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  1. 1. Before We Get Started
  2. 2. The Story at Large
  3. 3. Genesis 1:26-28
  4. 4. Up to Now
  5. 5. Naked gardening is the plan here.
  6. 6. Be fruitful & multiply.
  7. 7. Make babies. Make things.
  8. 8. Genesis 2:4-17
  9. 9. God tills the ground, & new life bursts forth.
  10. 10. God plants a garden.
  11. 11. The story of humanity begins with a garden & God walking with two humans.
  12. 12. The mission of man is to bring forth a city that glorifies Jesus around this garden.
  13. 13. In this garden are two trees.
  14. 14. Genesis 3
  15. 15. Eve adds to the commands of God.
  16. 16. Adam not only is a bad Bible teacher, he’s a coward.
  17. 17. God comes and will eventually judge the two dying humans He once walked with.
  18. 18. Where are you?
  19. 19. God casting us out of Eden is mercy, not wrath.
  20. 20. Revelation 21-22
  21. 21. In Heaven, we see a Garden, now surrounded by a city.
  22. 22. It’s as if sin had never happened.
  23. 23. Except for one thing.
  24. 24. There’s one tree.
  25. 25. What happened to the other one?
  26. 26. How did we get from Eden to here?
  27. 27. John 19
  28. 28. It is finished.
  29. 29. Jesus is then wrapped in clothes and buried.
  30. 30. But verse 41.
  31. 31. The work of redemption involves Jesus pruning the tree of good & evil out of the Garden.
  32. 32. He dies on it.
  33. 33. The road from Eden to Heaven was paved at Calvary.
  34. 34. The Cross of Christ is the removal of sin on Man’s behalf.
  35. 35. Jesus is the new & better Adam, who steps in to protect His wife by pruning the tree & killing the snake.
  36. 36. John 20
  37. 37. Jesus tills ground, and new life bursts forth.
  38. 38. Jesus isn’t only our Adam, He’s our God.
  39. 39. Jesus is God who comes to Earth, not to cast us out in judgment, but to die with us in order that He may walk with us again.
  40. 40. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin & live to righteousness. ! 1 Peter 2:24
  41. 41. Question & Answer

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