The last two weeks in Sunday School at our church I have taught on the Fall and the resulting spread of sin. It is always good and challenging for me to study these texts again. The audio of the lessons are online (recorded last semester). In the first session I aim to walk through Genesis 3 noting how the first temptation proceeded and seeking to draw out lessons for our encounters with temptation. In the second lesson, we traced the spread of sin in the following chapters of Genesis, again seeking to draw out implications on the reality and aggressiveness of sin and what that means for us in seeking to resist sin.
I need regularly to be reminded about the aggressive nature of sin, lest I lull myself to sleep or seek a truce with it, forgetting that the fight with indwelling sin is always “kill or be killed” (Rom 8:5-8).