by Zach Terry

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East of Eden (1 of 6)
Series: East of Eden
Zach Terry
Genesis 2-3

OPENING ILLUSTRATION: Do you remember these things? [map slide] This is a ancient artifact from back in the bible times called a map. In the olden times people used these to navigate from one place to another. Can you image handing these to a teen today [Map find the mall]. Practically every family in this room has a devise that serves as a Global Positioning System [GPS]. We tell it where we want to go, it identifies where we are at, it finds our destination and it charts a course, many give every turn by turn directions. It's a new day.

GPS works because of a concept called TRIANGULATION and a mathematical formula called TRILATERATION. Simply put - your phone knows where you are located based upon where you are relative to three satellites orbiting above you.

When we look at Scripture we see it employs a similar strategy in a spiritual sense. The Bible constantly views his world through the lens of CREATION, CROSS and CULMINATION.

Marriage and CREATION
Matthew 19:3-8 (ESV)
3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, ''Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?'' 4 He answered, ''Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.'' 7 They said to him, ''Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?'' 8 He said to them, ''Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

Marriage and CHRIST
Ephesians 5:25-27 (ESV)
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Marriage and CULMINATION
Matthew 22, Sadducees came to Jesus asking questions rela ...

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