1. The Light. In Genesis chapter 1 we have the description of the beginning of all created things. God created the heavens and the earth. And then he began to form the earth. Now, if God wanted to, he could have create the earth fully formed and inhabited instantaneously, complete with homes and businesses and people with the knowledge of how to work the earth. But he did do that. He chose to create in six days and to walk with Adam in the garden. Why take one day to create light, we might ask. Genesis 1:3, “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” This first day points forward to Jesus who said, “I am the light of the world.” John writes that in Jesus, “was life, and the life was the light of men.” Jesus told Nicodemus that when the light came into the world it brought judgment. “The light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.” John 3:19. And so the light coming into creation on day 1 showed us the coming of the true light of the world and the judgment that would come because the people preferred the darkness and chaos. 2. The Adam. In Genesis 2, God formed the man of the dust of the ground and breathed life into him. God established Adam as the head of the human race by creating Eve from him and by giving him dominion over the rest of creation. But “sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” And yet, we are told, that Adam “was a type of the one who was to come.” Even in the sin of Adam do we see a picture of Jesus. Because of Adam’s position as head of the human race, when he sinned, death reigned and came to all of us. However, for those who are in Christ, those who have Jesus as their head, we find that “the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. Jesus is the second Adam who brought life to his people, just like the first Adam brought the death of all his people. 3. The Bridegroom In Genesis 2 we have the story of Adam becoming the first bridegroom. “This, at last, is bone of my bones,” he said. We are told that a man shall leave his parents and he and his wife become one flesh. In the gospels, Jesus calls himself the bridegroom. People asked Jesus why his disciples did not fast and he said, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?” In Ephesians, Paul explains. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” In the establishment of marriage with Adam and Eve, and the passing down of that relationship to each generation we have a picture of Christ and his church. 4. The Seed. I have mentioned this connection over and over throughout our study and so we won’t spend much time on this. In Genesis 3:15, God promises that the seed or offspring of the woman would be bruised by the serpent but he would bruise the serpent’s head. Jesus is named as the promised offspring, the offspring of Abraham, and the offspring of David. 5. The Garment Genesis 3:21, “And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.” Because of their sin, Adam and Eve felt their nakedness and the shame of their actions. God provided clothes for them from the skins of animals. The clothes covered their nakedness. This would come to represent Christ as Christians put him on. As Paul said in Romans 13:14, “put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” Christians are to put on the new self, “which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator,” Colossian 3:10. 6. The Abel Genesis 4:4 “And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering.” The author of Hebrews points out that Abel acted in faith and was commended as righteous. And even though he died, he still speaks. How do his faith and death still speak? Because it points to Jesus, “the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” Jesus was the second Abel who “by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” Hebrews 10:14.