1. What does the serpent do to undermine the harmony of Adam an Eve’s relationship with God (vv. 1-5)?
2. Imagine yourself as Eve. What factors would you have been weighing as you decided whether or not to eat the fruit?
What do you think entered into Adam’s decision to eat the fruit?
3. Do you think it was wrong for them to know good and evil (v. 5)? Explain.
4. How does Adam and Eve’s action affect their relationship with each other (compare Genesis 2:25 with 3:7)?
5. How does Adam and Eve’s action affect their relationship with God (v.8)?
6. Consider God’s actions in verses 8-10. What do these verses reveal about him?
7. In a world of people who are rebelling against God, how might we imitate God’s action toward Adam and Eve?
8. What difference does it make in your life to know that God came looking for you—even when you were still a lost sinner?
9. Adam and Eve walked away from God because they listened to lies (or at least half-truths). What lies do you see people believing today which separate them from each other and from God?