This is the third of three sermons on Romans 5. Listen as Pastor Hinkle explains Paul’s comparison of Adam and Christ.
Two men and temptation
Adam and Jesus
Adam doubts and fails
Jesus, believes and is victorius
How they compare
Both knew God
Both are tempted by the devil.
Adam who had food, safety, and ruled the earth was tempted with wisdom that would make him like God
Jesus who had divine wisdom was tempted with food, safety, and rule over all the earth.
Both take actions that change the world
Adam introduced sin to a good world
Jesus brought righteousness to an evil world.
Both leave a heritage
Adam by his life through physical descent. Adam’s heritage is death
Jesus through his death by grace. Jesus’ heritage is eternal life
How do their actions effect us
From Adam we have inherited sin, evil desires, and death
From Jesus we receive righteousness, sanctification, and eternal life.
Fail to recognize the extent to which their desires have been corrupted
Follow the devil’s suggestions for acquiring them.
God hinders them from having what they want
Fall deeper into sin and reap death and eternal punishment.
Confess their situation
Desire what God offers through Jesus Christ.
Trust him to provide it and receive eternal life.