|Tuesday:||Adam and Eve Sin|
|Story Passage:||Genesis 3|
|Other Passages:||Revelation 12:9|
|Objective:||Adam and Eve sinned. We all sin. Sin is when we disobey God.|
Introduction: The Garden
When God made people, he put them in a beautiful garden called the Garden of Eden. They were to be in charge of all the animals. There was lots of good food to eat in the garden, and every evening God came and talked to them.
Story: The Fall
But there was one rule. Only one. I bet at your house there are lots of rules. Don't play in the street. Obey your mom and dad. Don't be sassy. Don't hit your brother or sister. There are lots of other rules. Adam and Eve only had one rule. God said, "Don't eat from that tree in the middle of the garden, or you will die." That doesn't sound too hard to remember, does it? Just that one tree.
One day, a snake came and talked to Eve. It was really the Devil. He was being very bad and sneaky. He asked Eve,
Did God really say that you must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden?[That's not what God said, is it?] Eve answered,
We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden. But God did say that we must not eat from that tree in the middle of the garden, or we will die.
The snake (who was really Satan, the devil) said,
Oh, you won't die. God knows that when you eat from that tree, you will be like him, knowing good from evil.Eve thought about that. She looked at the fruit on that tree. It looked nice. It looked like it would taste good, and she wanted to be wise like God. So she ate some. And she gave some to Adam and he ate some too. And then they knew they had done wrong. They had disobeyed God.
That evening, when God came to talk to them, they hid. God called to Adam,
Adam, where are you?(God knew where he was, didn't he?) Adam said,
I heard you coming and I was afraid, so I hid.
Why are you afraid? Did you eat from the tree that I told you not to eat from?
Well, that woman you put here with me, she gave it to me, so I ate it.Do you ever blame someone else when you do wrong?
God said to Eve:
What is this you have done?
Well, the snake tricked me, so I ate the fruit.
God said to the snake,
Because of what you have done, you will crawl on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life.
Adam and Eve were punished too. Because they had disobeyed, they had to leave the beautiful garden and never go back. Now they would have to work harder to get their food. There would be weeds and ouchy thistles and things to get rid of, and someday they would die.
We need to be careful, because Satan, the devil, wants us to disobey God too. He can be very tricky. He doesn't come as a snake to talk to us. But he can trick us in other ways. So we need to be careful and remember to always obey God.
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