Genesis:  After the Fall

Junior Level


Our Sunday school topic for today focuses on the wickedness of man. If there is one thing we can say about the Bible in the way it presents man it is simply that it never presents man as righteous. There may have been men whom the Lord commended such as Enoch and Noah but man as a whole lived down to his fallen nature. In this passage we are around 1,550 years after the fall of Adam and things are in an un-alterable mess. Why is this so?


Handout: Genesis: After the Fall


  1. Ask the students - Do you think that God has always been happy with the men and women He created??
  2. Ask the students - Do you think Gd is happy with men and women, you and I, today?
  3. It may be surprising to find out that God does not see men and women as righteous creatures, and this has always broken God's heart.
  4. What does it mean in Jeremiah when the Bible says...  "It is only when a man is filled by the Spirit of God will he be something other than what his nature dictates." (Jeremiah 17:9)
  5. What else does the Bible say?
  6. Describe the joy and personal reward of worshipping God and fighting bad thoughts that we have
  7. Challenge students to serve others in humility this week
  8. Prayer


Bring a picture of a crowd of people to class for students to view


Think on this for a moment about the nature we inherited from our first
parents and then every

parent since. Those of us who have children have
had to correct our children is that not so?

From the earliest years we
saw a tendency toward self centeredness is that not so? Have we not

the tendency to tell a little lie as they grew older? Have we not seen
them have the

tendency to take something that was not theirs? Who taught
them that? Have you ever had to

stop your very young children from
fighting? Isn't it true you never taught your child

disobedience and yet
they have that tendency? Why is it written "Train up a child in

way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

(Proverbs 22:6) From man's earliest years he has a tendency to
go contrary to God.

Now think of one more thing on this vein. Aren't
they much like you were?
The truth of the

matter is yes and children
need training because it is not natural for them to be obedient

all the
time. Our children need the same correction and training we received.
You raise your

child without correction and see what you wind up with.
They will break your heart. Even with

correction many times children
bring sorrow to their parents but without correction they

will almost
certainly be lawless and uncontrollable.



Deuteronomy 32:2

My doctrine shall drop as the rain,

my speech shall distil as the dew, as the

small rain upon the tender herb,

and as the showers upon the grass: