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"Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" Genesis 3:1b


Based on Genesis 3:1-7 and other Scriptures


Genesis 3 describes a pivotal point in human history. In Genesis 3 man throws away the enormous potential for good God had given him.

1.     The snake was a real snake, but a sinister being used the snake for his evil purposes. Who is that sinister being? (Revelation 12:9).

2.     This passage shows us that temptation often comes in a disguise. What are some disguises you have noticed Satan using?

3.     How is the serpent described in 3:1a?

4.     What was the first tactic Satan used? (3:1b).

5.     Did the woman, Eve, have an accurate understanding of God’s command? (3:2-3). (See 2:16-17.)

6.     What approach did Satan use in 3:4?

7.     How did Satan interpret God’s motives in 3:5?

8.     Was there any truth in what Satan said?

9.     List the elements that appealed to Eve in 3:6.




10.   How does Satan’s temptation of Eve compare with his temptation of Jesus in Matthew 4:1-11?

        a.     4:1-4.

        b.     4:5-7.

        c.      4:8-10.

11.   How does Satan’s temptation of both Eve and Jesus compare with John’s warning in 1 John 2:15-17?




12.   What did Eve do? (Genesis 3:6).

13.   What did Adam do? (Genesis 3:6).

14.   What happened next? (Genesis 3:7).

15.   Whom did God hold responsible? (Romans 5:12, 14; 1 Timothy 2:14).

16.   What has God promised about temptation? (1 Corinthians 10:13).

17.   What have you learned about Satan and temptation?






Temptation, a Topical Study, based on Genesis 3:1-7 and certain New Testament passages.

Prepared by James T. Bartsch

February, 2008

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Bible Study questions are based upon the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE , Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by the Lockman Foundation.

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