Close the Gap

Close the Gap

In Genesis chapter 3, Adam’s & Eve’s sin creates a rift between them and God, and God makes the first move to close that gap. Austin Bailey shares how that’s a perfect model for us today as we approach the relationships in our lives.

*On Sunday, October 24, we welcomed Austin Bailey, the candidate for our Lead Pastor position! Despite having no power due to a windstorm, we managed to capture video (missing a few minutes at 31:56) and audio (complete) of Austin’s sermon.

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Genesis 3:8-14; 20-21

Genesis 3:8-14; 20-21 / New International Version

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life.

/ … /

20 Adam[a] named his wife Eve,[b] because she would become the mother of all the living.

21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.


[a] Or The man
[b] Eve probably means living.