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10 June 2012

Sermon: Proper 5B (OT)

10 June AD 2012 (Pentecost 2)

Theme: The Blame Game

Summary: When God came to the man and the woman after they ate the forbidden fruit, each was quick to try shifting the blame elsewhere. Adam blamed Eve — and God. Eve blamed the serpent. God assigned blame (and punishment) to each. However, He reserved the greatest blame for the Seed of the woman, who would come to crush the serpent’s head.

Because the Father blamed His sinless Son for mankind’s sins, and because the Son accepted the blame and the condemnation, we who believe in Him have forgiveness. As Paul wrote, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)”

The Headcrusher Text: And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”

And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”

He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”

The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”

Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:8-15

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of The Blame Game, preached to the saints of God at Faith Lutheran Church, Knob Noster, Missouri.

Other Readings: Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

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