Lost & Found

Adam & Jesus as “Ben Adam”
(Romans 5:14, 1 Cor 15:22, 45)

Jesus contrasted with Adam: 1 Cor 15:45-46 “and so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. “ NKJV

1. Adam introduced: Death Genesis 2:17
“but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” NIV

Jesus responded: Hebrews 2:9 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.“ NIV

2. Adam – Nakedness Gen 3:17
“To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’

“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it
all the days of your life.” NIV

Jesus responded: John 19:23 “When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. “ NIV

3. Adam – Curse Gen 3:19

“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it
all the days of your life.” NIV

Jesus responded: Gal 3:13
Gal 3:10-11

“All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” NIV

4. Adam – Sorrow Gen 3:17
“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will
eat of it all the days of your life.

Jesus responded: Isaiah 53:3 (for the internalized feelings and thoughts of Jesus in His sufferings and death we must rely on Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22. Only the external facts of the witnesses are recorded in the Gospels.

Isa 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. NIV

5. Adam – Thorns Gen 3:18 “It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.” NIV

Jesus responded: John 19:5
“When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
NIV

6. Adam – Sweat Gen 3:19
“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” NIV

Jesus responded: Luke 22:44
“And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”NIV

7. Adam – Sword Gen 3:24
“After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. “
NIV

Jesus responded: The Sword
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

The Spear John 19:34-35
“Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.” NIV

Romans 5:15-17
New International Version (NIV)
15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

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