The secular worldview besets the church with an unbiblical view of womanhood. But what is God's perspective of the purpose of woman, especially regarding her home-life (i.e., her marriage and family)? In this series, we examine two passages (Genesis 2:15-24 and Titus 2:3-5) to understand God's design for women. This sermon is the first installment in this series and is an exposition of Genesis 2:15-20.
- Background of this series was started based on a question from a couple within the church.
- Framing of question is important - not whether the Bible permits or prohibits a woman from working, but what is God's purpose for a woman in general, and what is God's purpose for a woman in regards to her marriage and family
- Starting with Genesis 2:15-24, we looked at the 1) setting, 2) command. 3) plan and 4) naming of animals, for Adam's responsibilities in the Garden of Eden.
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.