Reading of Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, 14-15, 21

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and
keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat
of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
…Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the
LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall
not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We
may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat
of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch
it, lest you die.’” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be
like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was
good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be
desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to
her husband who was with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both were opened,
and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and
made themselves loincloths.
…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. 15 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.”
…And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and
clothed them.
Victory Announced: the Protoeuangelion

1. Victory through enmity.

2. Victory through the offspring.

3. Victory through suffering.

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