God lays down the curses and consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin, climaxing with exile from the garden and its tree of life. It’s clear: everything has changed in God’s creation. The peace, abundance, and freedom of Genesis 1 and 2 have been interrupted by suffering and death. The question we’ll ask on Sunday: is this a new right? Is this how things must be, now and always? We’ll take note of the seeds of hope that God plants, even as he pronounces the bad news.