Step 1

Watch BEYOND Pain. Reflect on your thoughts and feelings after the film has finished.

Step 2

Read Genesis 3:1–24 and record your reflection and insights from this passage of the Bible.

Step 3

What is the most painful part of this story for you?

In the midst of the garden of Eden was the ultimate landmine,  a tree that gave humankind freedom of choice. Was this a good thing? (see Genesis 2:16-17)

What appealed to Eve and do we still desire these things? (see Genesis 3:6)

Throughout the Creation week, God said seven times it was ‘good’ but now Eve in Genesis 3:6 defines what is good. Is this significant now for a world that experiences pain? (see Genesis 3:6)

Reflect on the different responses in the story: God’s, Adam’s and Eve’s (see Genesis 3:7–24).

Step 4

What ways can you and to whom can you reflect the image of God this week? (see Genesis 1:26)