Author Archives: Given Hoffman

Jesus: The Willing Sacrifice

Jesus’s actions on earth were not the actions of resistance or weakness, but rather His actions were those of meekness (power under control). Jesus was born on the earth and willingly lived among us for roughly 30 years, at which … Continue reading

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If Jesus had sinned could He still have died for us?

Last’s weeks concluding question was: If Jesus hadn’t lived a perfect life on earth, could He still have offered up Himself as our sacrifice? We can find the answer to this question in a number of verses, but we’re going … Continue reading

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How Exactly Does Jesus Pay for Our Sins?

Over the last several weeks we’ve been looking at Genesis and the reality of Sin and Salvation. We’ve talked about what sin is, who the serpent in the Garden of Eden is, and who the Seed is who will crush … Continue reading

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Why Did God Removed the Tree of Life?

In the Garden of Eden, God removes the tree of life after mankind eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Gen 3:22-23, Genesis 3:6) Why does God do this? God isn’t doing this to be mean, … Continue reading

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The Seed of the Woman: The Lineage of Christ

Last week we looked at the passage where God says to the serpent in Genesis 3:15, “…I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall … Continue reading

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What Role Does Satan Play in Genesis?

Last week we talked about how the knowledge of good and evil and sin entered the world. Mankind’s ability to obey or disobey meant mankind had the choice to follow God’s command or not, and when mankind choose to not … Continue reading

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What is sin? Why does it cost us?

In the Bible we read that the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). There is a cost that comes when we sin, but what is sin? Why is its wages death? Why do we own this cost and to … Continue reading

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