The Making of Eve
Genesis 2:18-25 (NIV)
18The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
25The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
II. Women Answer God’s Design For Humanity: A Complete Man
A. Man Without Woman is Not Good
B. Man Without Woman is Incomplete
C. Man Without Woman is All Alone
III. Women Answer God’s Design For Creation: A Beautiful Masterpiece
A. Formed From Man
B. Formed By God
C. Formed For Man
1. A Partner
2. A Present
IV. Women Answer God’s Design For Family: A Planned Marriage
A. A Bond That Unites Flesh and Blood: A Fundamental Connection
B. A Bond That Supersedes All Others: A Primary Connection
C. A Bond That Offers Mysterious Intimacy: A Physical Connection