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Series: Understanding the Sexes: God's Blueprint for Men and Women
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bible, please turn to Genesis chapter 3, Genesis chapter 3. We have been in a series called "Understanding the Sexes: God's Plan and Blueprint for Men and for Women." Now let me ask this question: Guys, especially, how well, just without any kind of teaching, how well innately do you understand a woman? Does anybody say, "I understand a woman pretty well," anybody? Innately understand. No, we have to read tons of books about women. I heard one guy and he said this: "There are only two times when a man doesn't understand a woman, and that's before marriage and after marriage, just those two times." Women are hard to understand. And women don't understand men. And, as I told you, that famous book, "Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus." We're just very different. And so we've been taking this time to understand the sexes.
Did you there is a science, a social science, that is focused on understanding the sexes and on understanding humanity? It's called anthropology. Anthropology is the study of man. It comes from two Greek words. First word, anthropos, which means "man," and logia, which means "study." You put them together, anthropos and logia, you get anthropology, the study of man.
Now, no one can understand man apart from Genesis chapter 3. You can't properly understand man unless you understand Genesis chapter 3. It's one of the most key chapters in the entire Bible. Genesis chapter 3 is the fall of man. So you can't understand man until you understand what happened in the garden when Adam and Eve fell. Now, if you have done any research or heard any people talking, you know that Genesis chapter 3 is a chapter that gets maligned and ridiculed and scoffed at and laughed at. Liberal theologians and people who don't believe the Bible, they'll go to Genesis chapter 3 and they'll say, "You know, Genesis chapt ...
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