Adam and Eve ~ Bible Study Questions

Adam and Eve – Study One

Read Genesis 1:26 – 2:25

1. In what way was man different to the other living creatures? What was his purpose?

2. Why was Eve created? What was her purpose?

3. What was the nature of Adam and Eve’s relationship?

4. What was their relationship with God and his creation?

Read Genesis 3:1-5

5. What commandment did God give Adam? What did He say the consequences would be of breaking this rule?

6. How did the serpent undermine God’s authority? Was the serpent lying?

7. In what ways do people deceive themselves when they are tempted in order to justify being disobedient to God?


Adam and Eve – Study Two

Read Genesis 3:1-19

1. What was it about the forbidden fruit that tempted Eve? What did Adam do?

2. How did Adam and Eve try to hide or excuse their shame?

Read Genesis 3:8-19

3. What were the consequences of their sin for:

a) The serpent

b) Eve

c) Adam

4. How were relationships altered after Adam and Eve sinned between:

a) People and God

b) Man and woman

d) People and creation

5. Why did God banish them from the Garden of Eden? How was this a merciful act?

Read Genesis 3:15, 3:20-24 and 4:25-26

6. What hope does God offer them? How was that hope kept alive?

Read Hebrews 2:9-18

7. How is God’s promise fulfilled?

8. How can sin impact our relationship with God?

May Quiz answers: Quiz champions and eBook giveaway winners!

Congratulations to Mariah and Jayden who are our May 2012 Bible Quiz Champions!

Mariah and Jayden have won an eBook copy of People of the Old Testament: Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah and they are the first winners to be included in our Bible Quiz Honour Roll.

The May Quiz questions and answers are:

1. Name the brother who Cain murdered?

Answer: Abel

2. Which one of Adam and Eve’s sons is an ancestor of King David and Jesus?

Answer: Seth

3. Which country did God ask Abraham to leave when He established their covenant?

Answer: Ur (We will also accept Haran as a correct answer).

4. How old was Abraham when Isaac was born?

Answer: 100 years old.

5. What happened to Lot’s wife’s body to cause her death?

Answer: Her body turned into a pillar of salt.

6. Who is the oldest man mentioned in the book of Genesis and how old was he when he died?

Answer: Methuselah, 969 years old.

Our next Bible Quiz will be held on Wednesday, June 20 (Aussie time) and each month we will vary the time the quiz post goes live on the blog. You can follow the blog via email, Twitter or ‘Like’ our Facebook Page to receive notifications when the quiz is posted.

May Bible Quiz and eBook giveaway!

****CONTEST DEADLINE extended until midnight on JUNE 5 AEST****

Narelle here. We’re holding our first monthly Bible Quiz today. The first person to correctly answer all six questions in a comment on this post before the deadline of midnight on Tuesday, June 5 (Australian Eastern Standard time) will win a copy of our May eBook Bible Study of the month People of the Old Testament: Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah from Smashwords and they will be named our May 2012 Bible Quiz Champion.

The winner will be announced in our post on Thursday June 7 and their name will be listed in our new Honour Roll on the blog.

We are also giving away a second copy of our May eBook Bible Study of the month People of the Old Testament: Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah from Smashwords to a reader who comments on this blog post and attempts to answer at least one question in our quiz before the deadline of midnight on Tuesday, June 5 (Australian Eastern Standard time). You don’t even have to provide a correct answer to enter the drawing!

And you can comment more than once to answer the quiz, although you must be the first person to include all six correct answers in the one comment to become our May 2012 Bible Quiz Champion. Only one entry per person will be included in the eBook drawing.

Please include your name with your comment and leave an email address [ ] at [ ] dot [ ] where you can be reached or remember to check our Wednesday blog post. You can follow our blog by email, Twitter or ‘Like’ our Facebook page to receive notifications of new blog posts. We will do a redraw if we are unable to contact the giveaway winner within the next week.

“Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.”

The May Bible Quiz Questions:

1. Name the brother who Cain murdered?

2. Which one of Adam and Eve’s sons is an ancestor of King David and Jesus?

3. Which country did God ask Abraham to leave when He established their covenant?

4. How old was Abraham when Isaac was born?

5. What happened to Lot’s wife’s body to cause her death?

6. Who is the oldest man mentioned in the book of Genesis and how old was he when he died?

Good luck!

The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (with answers) by Mark Mittelberg, Foreword by Lee Strobel

Back cover blurb:

“Why are Christians against same-sex people getting married? . . . Why do you believe God exists at all? . . . Why would God allow evil and suffering? . . . Why trust the Bible when it’s full of mistakes? . . . How could a loving God send people to hell? . . . What makes you think Jesus was more than just a good teacher? . . . Why are Christians so judgmental?”

Some questions can stop a conversation. Today, more than ever, people are raising difficult, penetrating questions about faith, God, and the Bible. Based on an exclusive new Barna survey of 1,000 Christians, The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask presents compelling, easy-to-grasp answers to ten of the most troubling questions facing Christians today. These include everything from the existence of heaven to the issues of abortion and homosexuality, as well as the question of whether evolution eliminates our need for a God.

Narelle: The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (Tyndale, 2010) won the 2011 Retailers Choice Award. The book tackles a number of tough issues. Chapter One is titled “What makes you so sure that God exists at all – especially when you can’t see, hear or touch him?” and Chapter Two “Didn’t evolution put God out of a job? Why rely on religion in an age of science and reason?”

The chapters are easy to read and provide food for thought. This book can help equip Christians  to answer theologically complex questions in a loving way by drawing people to Jesus and Biblical truths. Chapter Two provides a clear explanation of the different beliefs held by Christians regarding creation and evolution. I recommend this book to those seeking Bible based answers to many of the difficult issues facing Christians today.

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May Featured Bible Studies of the Month

Narelle here. We’re excited to announce that we will be featuring four Bible studies in May. We decided to start at the beginning and look at our two studies on Adam and Eve. In mid-May we will look at our two studies on Abraham and Sarah.

The questions for all four Bible studies are currently available on the Studies page on our website. We have packaged these studies together and the leader’s guide (including suggested answers for each question) is available for purchase at Smashwords for US1.99. The eBook includes a leader’s guide that can help your Bible study group explore and discuss answers to each Bible study question.

The studies are available in multiple electronic formats for download, including Kindle, Epub and pdf.

If you’re planning to use our study questions with your group, we hope you will consider investing a few dollars to help your group members get more value out of the studies.

Each month we plan to release a new featured Bible study series on Smashwords and include additional information relating to the studies in our Monday and Wednesday posts. We hope you will find these additional resources helpful.