Grades 3-6 Sunday School Lesson

Through the Bible
Lesson 2: The Fall


Author’s Notes:   Last week, we began a new lesson series on some of the most familiar and most notable stories we find going through the Bible.  We began at the beginning, with Creation.  And this week we’ll be looking at the next major event – The Fall of Mankind.  And while it was the end of the perfect world God had created, it was also the beginning of God’s plan to redeem mankind.  So let’s explore this next chapter in Biblical history: The Fall, and God’s plan for salvation.


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Opening comments/story:

Last week, we learned about the very first people who ever lived on this Earth.  Do you remember their names?  They were Adam and Eve.  We’ll be learning a little more about them in just a few moments.  But before we do, I have a little story to share with you.

Mom was very busy, making chocolate chip cookies to sell at a bake sale.  The sale was to raise money for a local family in need.  These weren’t just any old chocolate chip cookies.  They were Mom’s very special recipe.  And she was making them extra big, too.  They were so big, you almost needed two hands to hold just one of them!  And oh… did they smell good baking in the oven.

Mom knew she would be really busy with the cookies, so she told Katie she could invite a friend to come over and spend the day with her, to keep her busy.  So Katie invited her friend, Hope, to come over. 

Hope loved spending time at Katie’s house, especially when Katie’s mom was baking.  The house smelled so good.  And lots of times, Katie’s mom would let them have some cookies when she was finished baking.  Those giant cookies sure smelled good.  And both Katie and Hope were hanging around the kitchen, waiting for Mom to offer them one.

But Mom made it very clear that these cookies were all being made for the bake sale.  And they would not be able to have one unless there were some left over after the sale. And besides, in just a little while they would be going to Aunt Jenny’s for dinner.  A cookie that big would certainly leave them no room to eat Aunt Jenny’s pizza.

Katie and Hope couldn’t believe it!  They had to smell those cookies baking all day long, and see them cooling there, in the kitchen.  But they couldn’t have even one.  At least not yet.

After Mom finished baking all the cookies, she wrapped them up on a pretty plate to take with her to the bake sale.  Then Mom headed to her bedroom to change her clothes and get ready to leave.  And there, sitting right in front of them on the kitchen table, were the giant, yummy smelling chocolate chip cookies.  Katie’s and Hope’s mouths were both watering as they stood in the kitchen, looking at the cookies that Mom said they weren’t to eat.

Then Hope, with a rather mischievous look in her eyes, said to Katie, “You know, Katie…these cookies look and smell so good!  There’s no chance there will be any left after the bake sale.  And they wouldn’t really spoil our dinner.  After all, your Aunt Jenny is making our favorite pizza.  Nothing could keep us from eating that!  And it isn’t like your mom didn’t want us to have a cookie.  She just wants to be sure there are enough for the bake sale.  And I don’t think they would miss just two.  In fact, there are so many, I don’t think your mom would even notice if a couple of them were missing.  Come on, Katie. Let’s just help ourselves to some cookies, before they’re all gone.”

Katie thought for a few moments about what Hope had said.  She was right about the possibility that there wouldn’t be any cookies left after the bake sale.  They looked so good, they’d all get bought for sure!  And she was right about Aunt Jenny’s pizza.  It was so good that nothing could keep them from enjoying it. 

And it wasn’t like Mom didn’t want them to have any cookies.  She said it would be fine, if there were any left after the sale.  But obviously Mom couldn’t see just how hungry she and Hope were right then.  And how hard it had been for them to smell those cookies baking all day, and not be able to have even one. 

So very carefully, Katie lifted the wrapping off of the plate, took out two cookies, then put the wrapping back on, just the way Mom had left it.  The girls then bit into their cookies; and oh… did they taste good!  And even though the cookies were pretty big, Mom had been wrong about them being too filling.  They didn’t feel full at all.  In fact, they had room for a little milk to wash them down.  Katie and Hope finished their cookies; then looked around to make sure they hadn’t left any crumbs where Mom might see them. And off they went to play.

A few mintues later, Katie and Hope heard Mom go back into the kitchen, pick up the plate of cookies, and head out the door to deliver them to the bake sale.  She hadn’t said anything about the missing cookies.  So she must not have even noticed.  Which meant she probably didn’t need that many after all.

Mom dropped the cookies off at the bake sale, then returned home to take Dad, Katie, and Hope to Aunt Jenny’s for dinner.  When they arrived, they could smell the delicious pizza baking in the oven.  Katie could smell the sausage and pepperoni Aunt Jenny had put on it, just the way she liked it.  But as Aunt Jenny was taking the pizza out of the oven, Katie suddenly realized she wasn’t very hungry.  She looked at Hope, and noticed she was feeling the same way.  The giant cookies and milk had finally gotten to their stomachs.  And there was definitely no room left for anything, including Aunt Jenny’s pizza.

As everyone sat down to eat, Dad prayed and thanked God for all that He had provided for them, and for Aunt Jenny who had worked hard all afternoon to get dinner ready for them.  When Dad said, “Amen,” Katie looked up at Hope.  They were both feeling very full, and very guilty.  And as the pizza sat untouched on their plates, Mom began looking at them, too.  She wondered why the girls weren’t eating their pizza when they had been saying, all afternoon, how hungry they were.  Then…Mom had a question for Katie.
“Katie,” she said, “it looks like you and Hope aren’t very hungry.  It also looks like you’re feeling a little guilty.  Is there something you need to tell me?” 

Katie’s eyes were filling up with tears as she looked first at Hope, then towards her mom.  But she was feeling so guilty, she couldn’t even look up at her mom’s face.  As she choked back the tears, Katie admitted that they had each eaten a cookie, even though she had told them not to. 

“I’m very disappointed in you girls,” Mom said.  “You did the very thing I asked you not to.  You didn’t believe me when I said it would ruin your dinner.  And you didn’t trust me to bring some cookies back home for you.  Now, you have not only ruined dinner for yourselves, but you’ve also ruined it for your dad and me, since you chose to disobey.  And you’ve also ruined it for Aunt Jenny, who spent so long preparing it especially for you.”

“We might as well just go back home, since the evening has been spoiled by your choice to disobey.  Please apologize to Aunt Jenny.  And go out to the car.  When we get home, we’ll discuss how you should be punished for disobeying, and taking what didn’t belong to you.”

Katie and Hope were truly sorry for all the disappointment they had caused.  Through more tears and with broken voices, each apologized to Aunt Jenny.  Then they went to the car.  Mom and Dad apologized for the girls’ behavior, too.  And soon they were heading back home.

One the way home, Mom reminded Katie that there was someone else she also needed to apologize to.  “I’m sorry we disobeyed you, Mom.  I understand, now, that you had our best interest in mind.  And I will never doubt you, again.”

“I appreciate your apology, Katie,” said Mom.  But I was actually referring to someone else who needs your apology.  When you disobey Dad or me, you’re also disobeying Someone else.  You have disobeyed God.”

Katie knew that Mom was right.  So then and there, she bowed her head, asking God to forgive her for disobeying her mom, and taking what did not belong to her.  Katie knew God had forgiven her, because He has promised, in His Word, that He will do that.  She knew her mom had forgiven her, too.  But it still didn’t feel very good, knowing how much she had disappointed both of them.  Sin always has consequences.  And even though Katie was forgiven, she still had to suffer through her parents’ losing their trust in her, and the punishment that was still to come.  Eating that cookie sure wasn’t worth the hurt she was feeling now.


What are some lessons we can learn from Katie’s story?




In today’s lesson, we’re going to see Adam and Eve in a situation kind of like Katie’s.  They’re going to be tempted to disobey God.  And when they do, they have to face some pretty serious consequences.  But God has a plan to make things right again.  Today’s memory verse reminds us of just how serious the consequences of sin are.  But it also reminds us how great God’s plan is for those who are saved.

Memory verse:  (Have the children repeat this verse with you several times, until they are able to say it themselves.  And encourage them to repeat it to others several times during the week, so that it’ll have a place in their hearts.)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Romans 6:23

Opening prayer:  Lord, thank You for each student who’s here, today.   And thank You for Your Word, The Bible, where we can learn new truths about You, and Your plans and new beginnings for us.  Help each one of us here, today, to be attentive to what You would have us learn.  Give us open ears and hearts, ready to listen to Your words.  We ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

This Week’s Lesson:  The Fall (Genesis 2-3)

Last week, we learned about God creating heaven and earth; and how, on the sixth day, He created the first man.  His name was Adam.  And from one of Adam’s ribs, God then made the first woman, Eve.  We also learned that everything God made was very good.  But unfortunately, it didn’t stay that way.

God had made a special place for Adam and Eve to live.  It was called the Garden of Eden. And God gave Adam some very specific instructions to follow while living in the Garden.  We find those instructions in Genesis 2.  

(Genesis 2)

15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

When God created man, He could have made us like robots that would always do exactly what He said.  But God created us with minds, hearts, and souls to love Him. And that means we could choose what we would and would not do. God’s desire is that each of us would choose to love and obey Him.  And for a time, Adam and Eve did just that.

What were the instructions Adam and Eve were supposed to follow while living in the Garden of Eden?  They could eat the fruit of any tree in the Garden except one.  Which tree was that?  The “tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”  And what did God say would happen if they ate from that forbidden tree?  God said they would “surely die.”

Before sin came into the world, there was no death.  But today’s memory verse tells us that there is a payment that comes with sin.  What is it?  “The wages of sin is Death!”  That’s the way it has to be, for a holy God.  Because He is perfect, God cannot tolerate sin.  So our sin separates us from God.  And that’s what death is for us.  Because God made us “living souls,” our souls never stop living.  When our bodies die, our souls (what’s on the inside) keep right on living.

For those of us who have put our trust in God, that’s great news because when our souls are done living on this earth, they go on to live in Heaven.  But for those that don’t put their trust in God, their souls go on living in Hell, forever separated from God.  That’s a very serious consequence for sin. 

But when we forget about the consequences of sin, or forget about the one we’re supposed to obey, and we instead let our eyes focus on temptations around us, that’s when we get into trouble. Those temptations can look pretty good.

And that’s just what happened with Adam and Eve.  Someone came along to help take their focus off of God’s instructions and the consequences, and instead focus on the very thing they were supposed to leave alone.

(Genesis 3)

1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Before we go any further, it’s important to understand that this wasn’t just any ordinary snake.  Listen to the way he is described in the book of Revelation:  “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world...” (Revelation 12:9)  The serpent in the Garden of Eden was Satan himself.

So what question did Satan ask of Eve?  He asked her if there were any trees in the Garden she couldn’t eat from.  What do you think Satan was trying to get Eve focused on?  The many trees she was allowed to eat from?  Or the only one she wasn’t? 

1 John 2:16 tells us that temptation to sin often follows the same pattern, temptation after temptation after temptation; and it’s not from God.  The verse says this, “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”  The first step in temptation is “the lust of the flesh.”  That means wanting something that we think would satisfy us or make us happy; but is something we are not supposed to have.

Satan wanted to do just that, create a desire in Eve’s heart for something that was forbidden.  Do you think Eve knew what she was and wasn’t supposed to do?  Let’s find out.

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Did Eve understand God’s instructions?  Yes, she did.  She added the “neither shall ye touch it.”  But she got the point!  The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was off limits.  She probably never even stopped to question why.  She and Adam had just obeyed God because He is God, and He said not to eat it. 

But Satan loves to make us doubt, especially when it comes to God.  He wants us to question whether we really need to listen to God, and whether God really wants what is best for us.  Does that remind you of Katie and her friend, Hope, in our story?  Hope made Katie question what her mom had told them.  And she made her doubt her mom’s intentions. 

Satan wants us to believe that God may be holding back something wonderful from us.  So he tempts us to question God’s instructions, to want something we’re not supposed to have, and to get a little closer to that forbidden thing.  Close enough to start that second part of every temptation… “the lust of the eyes.”  Satan wants to take that thing that God says is wrong, and make it look really good to us.

Have you ever been in a situation where someone else, maybe even a friend like it was with Katie and Hope, tries to get you to do something you’ve been told not to?  It can be really hard to walk away from a temptation like that.  Especially when the temptation is sitting right in front of you…looking really good.

Now, listen to how Satan questioned the truth of God’s words, and the intentions of God’s heart.  He is trying to make Eve question them, too.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Satan told Eve, outright, that God had lied to Adam.  He claimed that she would not die if she ate the fruit.  And he wanted her to believe that God only told her that to keep her from becoming like a god, herself.  Satan was speaking straight to Eve’s pride.  He wanted her believe that she could be just like God.

We can find in the book of Isaiah that Satan felt exactly like that, himself. He felt like he was as great as God.  And that he deserved a throne even higher than God’s. And that is why God had cast him out of Heaven.  That’s why he was on earth, trying to deceive men, so they would have the same fate as he does… eternity in Hell.

Satan was not trying to help Eve by leading her to the forbidden fruit.  He was trying to ruin her life.  And we’re about to see that he used all three of the steps of temptation from 1 John 2.   

6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Did you notice those final steps of temptation?  They’re all found in this verse.  Eve decided the fruit would be good for food (lust of the flesh); she saw that the fruit looked good (lust of the eyes); and she wanted it so it would make her wise, like God (pride of life).  So what did Eve do?  Did she ask God to help her escape from the temptation?  No.  If she had, she would have found an escape, because in 1 Corinthians, we’re told that God always “will, with the temptation, also make a way to escape…” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

But Eve wasn’t looking for a way out.  In fact, she was looking for someone to join her in her disobedience.  And she did.  Who also ate the forbidden fruit?  Adam did.  And right away that knew what it meant to have the knowledge of good and evil.  They knew they had sinned, and disobeyed God.  They knew they had done something evil. 

So what do you suppose they did?  Do you think they went right to God to confess what they had done?  The Bible tells us that they did not go to God.  Instead, they tried to cover themselves up, hoping they would hide their sin from the One they had sinned against. Do you think it will work?  Do you think they were able to hide their sin from God?

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

When you’ve done something wrong, do you feel like hiding from the person you’ve disobeyed or disappointed?  Do you feel like hiding from God?  We can’t do it.  In Psalm 139, David says this:

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there…If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.”  (Psalm 139:7-12)

There’s no place that God isn’t.  That’s what the word “omnipresent” means.  God was right there, in the Garden, when Adam and Eve chose to eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  He was there as they made themselves clothes to cover up.  And He knew right where to find them, as they hid in the Garden. 

But even though He already knew all that, He still called out to Adam, hoping he would respond and admit to what he had done.

(Genesis 3)

9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

Why did Adam say he was afraid?  Was it because he had disobeyed God?  No.  Adam was afraid because when he ate the fruit, he suddenly became aware of the way he looked before God.  And he knew it wasn’t good.  Not because he wasn’t wearing clothes.  But because he was now covered with sin.

Do you remember in our story how Katie’s mom knew something was wrong because of the guilty look on Katie’s face.  Sometimes we wear our sin right out where everyone can see it.  And of course God can always see it.  Adam and Eve were wearing their sin in the form of clothes they had made from fig leaves because their sin made them feel ashamed before God.   So they wanted to hide their sinful selves from Him.

But even though they were covered in guilt, Adam and Eve were not yet willing to accept responsibility for what they had done.  Their first response was to point the finger of guilt to someone else.

12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Who did Adam blame for his disobedience?  He blamed Eve.  And who did Eve blame?  She blamed the serpent.  So who do you think God put the blame on?  Let’s find out.

14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

Before The Fall (that’s what Bible scholars call this time when Adam and Eve fell out of the fellowship they had with God, and into sin; resulting in the fall of all Creation from the way God had made it), it must have been that snakes somehow moved more upright.  Because when God cursed the serpent, He told him he would, from that time on, have to crawl on his belly, and eat the dust he was slithering on.  But the curse was not for the snake, alone.  There would also be a curse on Satan, as well. 

You see, man had now fallen out of fellowship with God.  Sin had separated them, just as God said would happen…they would die.  But God already had a plan in mind to redeem mankind back into fellowship, back into a nature that was not controlled by sin.  We’ll look more at that plan in a moment.  But for now, we see in the very next verse that God foretold a time when the seed of the woman (Eve) would one day bruise the serpent’s head.  The word translated “bruise” literally means “to split wide open.”  Splitting open a serpent’s head is a deadly blow.  And that’s exactly what God had in mind for Satan.

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

After God dealt with Satan, and his sin through the serpent, He then turned to Eve.

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Eve’s punishment was two-fold.  When it came to having children, she would do so with a great deal of pain.  And when it came to her place in the family, she was to take the submissive role.  Paul says, in 1 Timothy 3, that this punishment came because “Adam was not deceived, but the woman, being deceived, was in the transgression.” (1 Timothy 3:14)  So what was Eve’s sin?  She allowed herself to be deceived by Satan.  She allowed Satan to convince her that what God had said wasn’t really true. 
But Adam’s sin was different.  According to God’s words in Genesis, Adam was not deceived.  And that means he made the choice to disobey, fully understanding that what he was doing was wrong; choosing to follow his wife in her sin, instead of obeying the instructions God had given to him personally.

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

How did God punish Adam?  He cursed the ground so it would grow thorns and thistles, making it harder for Adam to grow the food they would need.  And God did one more thing.  He banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.  If we jump ahead to verses 22-24, we’ll see they had to leave the Garden immediately.  And no one would ever be allowed back in again. 

22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Some Bible scholars believe that if Adam and Eve were to eat from the Tree of Life after they sinned, that they would then live forever with that sin nature.  And that would mean they’d have to be separated from God forever.  But as we mentioned before, God had a plan to take away the sin that was now part of the human race.  And that plan would once again allow people to live forever in Heaven, with God.

Our last verse from Genesis 3 hints at God’s plan for saving mankind from their sin.  We will also find that plan more fully explained in the New Testament.  Let’s look first at what God did for Adam and Eve before He sent them out into the world.

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Rather than letting Adam and Eve stay clothed in fig leaves, God used animal skins to make clothes for them.  This was probably the first animal offering that was made to cover men’s sin.  And as the Old Testament goes on, we’ll find that an animal sacrifice would be the only acceptable way God’s people could come before Him to atone for their sin.

The problem with that was that no animal’s blood could ever fully pay for a man’s sin.  Only the blood of a perfect man could do that.  And that is precisely what God had in mind when Jesus came to earth.  He came as our perfect sacrifice, to pay the death penalty for our sins. 

Paul explains it this way, in Romans 5: “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”  (Romans 5:12)   You see, God decided that since the first man sinned, every person after him would be born with his sin nature.  You may think that sounds unfair. But here’s why God chose to do it that way.  Just as one man’s sin condemned the world to death, one Man’s sacrifice could then save the world.  But as we said earlier, it would take the blood of a perfect man to pay the debt for sin.  And all men now had a sin nature.  All, that is, until one that was not born from a man. 

Jesus Christ came down from Heaven to be born of a woman who was not, and had never been married.  Jesus had no earthly father.  Therefore, a sin nature was not passed on to Him.  Jesus was born a perfect God-man.  And He lived a perfect life, proving He was the One God had sent to solve the problem of sin in the world. 

“Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” (Romans 5:18-19)

(If you have a place to write where the children can see, they might find this visual helpful)

One Man’s (Adam) sin à all have sinned

One Man’s (Jesus) righteousness à all can be made righteous

This was not an easy thing for Jesus to do.  Because paying the debt for our sin meant He would have to die.  Remember, “the wages of sin is death.”  Think back, with me, to the verse that said a man would one day split open the serpent’s head.  The other part of that verse said that the serpent would so the same to that Man’s heel.  That meant the Man would suffer a terrible blow.  But hurting the heel does not destroy a man.  And although Jesus died on a cross, He did not stay dead.  He rose again from the dead, and by doing that, He destroyed Satan and his evil plans forever.

From the moment of Adam’s sin, and even before, Jesus was the answer to man’s need for a Savior.  What a great plan God made for us. Only He could have come up with such a plan that would allow us to have eternal life, one day, with Him.

Closing Comments:

And while that eternal life, that great plan from God, is available for everyone, it isn’t automatically given to everyone.  You see, just as Adam and Eve did, we still have a choice to make.  We can choose to accept God’s plan for our salvation.  We can choose to believe that Jesus’ perfect life, then His death on the cross and resurrection all took place because we have sinned and need a savior.  We can choose to ask God to forgive our sins, and apply Jesus’s perfect blood to our sinful hearts.  We can choose to accept His forgiveness, and His promise that His Spirit will live within us, to help us from that moment on to live lives that are pleasing to Him.

Or…we can choose to live in our sin.  We can choose not to be concerned with what will happen to us after we die, even though the Bible warns us that there’s an eternal death penalty to pay.  We can even choose to try to earn our way to Heaven on our own.  But none of those choices are God’s way.  None of them lead to eternal life.

Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)  God has provided a solution for our sin.  He has offered us eternal life through Jesus’ sacrifice.  Have you accepted His gift?

Closing Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank You for Your holy Word, the Bible.  And for all it teaches us about where we came from, and why we are here on earth.  Help us to remember that You have provided a way so that we can have a relationship with You.  If there’s anyone here, today, who does not know You as their Lord and Savior, please open their hearts to Your call, today.  For we ask in Jesus’ name, amen.

Activity:  (Review Questions)

Fill in the Blanks

1. God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
2. A serpent came to talk to Eve in the Garden.
3. The serpent who tempted Eve to sin was Satan.
4. Satan told Eve that God was not being truthful with them.
5. Eve told Satan they were not to eat fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good   and Evil.

True or False

1. Eve refused to eat fruit from the forbidden tree.  (false – she took some and ate it)
2. After eating some of the forbidden fruit, Eve gave some to Adam.  (true)
3. Adam, too, ate the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  (true)
4. When they realized they had sinned, Adam and Eve went to confess it to God.  (false – they hid in the Garden)
5. God made coats out of animal skins to cover Adam and Eve.  (true)


Lisa DeVinney