Our prayer is that this resource will allow your family to grow closer to each other as we grow closer to God. This page is created so all you have to do is scroll through and follow the prompts to lead your family in church at home. Have fun with it. Feel free to let one of your children lead the lesson.
Watch the Bible Story Video below and then discuss as a family the Review questions that follow.
Ever since Adam and Eve sinned, all people have been sinners. Our sin separates us from God, but God still loves us. God promised a Rescuer would come from Eve's family. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue people from sin and bring them back to God.
1. Why do you think God put the forbidden fruit where Adam and Eve could find it?
2. What are some lies your believe when you choose to sin?
3.What was the serpent’s end goal?
Help kids see past Eve eating a piece of fruit. Help kids to understand that Satan has an end goal: to get us to disobey, disbelieve, and distrust God’s perfect plan and commands. Read John 10:10, “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy.” Help them consider how Satan might be tempting us today.
4. Why did Adam and Eve suddenly feel ashamed?
Guide kids to see that in Genesis 1-2, Adam and Eve felt no shame and were naked in the garden. Remind the kids that the forbidden fruit came from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Before eating the fruit, Adam and Eve were innocent and didn’t know right from wrong. By choosing to disobey God, they were guilty and suddenly aware of their guilt. They felt shame because they gained the burden of knowing what evil is. Shame is a consequence of sin, but that even in that shame and sin, God still loves us.
5. Why did Adam and Eve have to leave the garden?
Help kids understand that sin always has consequences. Sin separates us from God. Help the kids discuss the only way to God is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Explain that Jesus’ death on the cross paid the penalty for sin that we owe. His death took the place of our deaths. Read 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Help the kids understand that if we confess our sins and believe in Jesus, we will be saved.
Take a few minutes to memorize Romans 3:23 as a family. We are using the Christian Standard Bible version.
Romans 3:23 says that every person who has ever been born since Adam and Eve has sin in their hearts. We all need a Savior to rescue us from our sin. God sent Jesus to be our Rescuer. Jesus lived the perfect life that we could not. He died on the cross to pay for our sin, and rose again on the third day. This resurrection defeated sin and death forever. When you have faith in Jesus, God forgives your sin, adopts you into His family, and gives you eternal life.
Trick Or Truth
What you will need:
What to do:
-Instruct kids to draw a picture of whatever they want on their paper. Be sure no one is looking at anyone else's paper. Invite everyone to sit in a circle, holding their pictures so no one else can see them. Everyone will take turns describing their pictures to the group with as many details as possible. They can choose to tell the truth about their picture or explain something different and try to trick the group. After the description, the group will decide if it was a trick or truth. The kids will turn their pictures around to show the group if it really was a trick or truth.
What to say:
Some of you were really good at tricking us! Satan knows that we are easily tricked and tells us lies to get us to disobey God. We must guard our hearts and minds from the schemes of the devil.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV) says:
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
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