This month our Bible story (Genesis 3) examines the origins of sin in the world. How would you define “sin”? Does the story of a snake tempting Eve and Adam to disbelieve God, help you make sense of how sin entered the world? Why or why not?
What do you find hard to believe about God? Do you think of yourself as someone who depends on God more or yourself more?
Sometimes the church has taught that original sin is something that we are “born with” almost like a hereditary trait. What if original sin is more like "I do not begin evil, I continue it”. Does this help you think about the presence of evil in the world?
Make note of your insights and responses to these questions. Please bring them with you to church on October 31 when we will spend worship and education time talking together about this important topic of “sin”.