The following is a listing of the Bible
Truths for Genesis 3, the story of the sin of
Adam and Eve.
- Adam and Eve sinned when they disobeyed God's command. Genesis 3:1-6.
- When Adam and Eve sinned, they separated mankind from the good life God had given to
mankind. Genesis 3:10, 23.
- When Adam and Eve sinned, they damaged mankind's relationship with God. Genesis 3:8.
- When Adam and Eve sinned, they brought physical suffering on mankind. Genesis 3:16-19.
- God punished the sinners, Adam and Eve, and cursed the serpent who
led Adam and Eve to sin. Genesis 3:14-19.
- The effects of this single sin were felt not only by the sinners, but also
all of mankind who followed. Genesis 3:15-19.
The following is a listing of activities
that can be used to teach the Bible Truths.
Bible Story Activities.
|Temptation is something that appears desirable which makes a person
want to do it, think it, say it, or get it.|
|Eve was tempted in a friendly conversation with a serpent and by the
desirability of the fruit of the forbidden tree.|
|Let the children experience temptation during snack time.
|For the younger children, pass around a bowl containing pieces of
fruit and one candy bar. Tell the children they can only take
a piece of fruit. Do not take the candy bar.|
|For the older children, put a plate of crackers and a bowl of
candy on the snack table. Tell the children they can only eat
the crackers. They cannot take any candy.|
|Ask the children to identify the temptation in the following
situations and what can be done to resist the temptation.
|Tim got home from baseball practice just before supper and found a
freshly baked batch of cookies on the counter. His mom said he
could not eat any cookies until after supper.|
|Margie was playing at the park with her friends. Her friends
wanted to walk to the mall a half mile away. Margie knew her
father would not let her go without an adult.|
|Billy, Johnny, and Bobby were playing soccer in the
neighborhood. Johnny accidentally kicked the ball through a
neighbor's front window. Johnny and Bobby want to run before
anyone sees them.|
|The Definition of Sin.
|The Impact of Sin.
|Ask the children to answer these questions as you read the situations
|What sins were committed and who committed them?|
|How were all the characters in the story affected by the sins?|
|An alternative to reading the stories is to have the children act out
Cindy, Julie, and Tammy were riding their bicycles one afternoon.
Cindy's and Julie's parents let them ride to the corner store and get a
coke whenever they want. Tammy's parents never let her ride to the
store without an adult. Cindy and Julie convince Tammy to ride to
the store. When they go in the store, they meet Tammy's dad buying
|Cindy and Julie led Tammy to disobey.
Tammy disobeyed. The trust between Tammy and her parents has
Tommy has a younger brother named Sam and a younger sister named
Katy. The family rule says that no one eats in the TV room.
Tommy always eats in the TV room when his parents are not around.
One day Sam and Katy decided to eat a snack in the TV room since Tommy
always did it. Sam spilled his juice and stained the carpet.
|Tommy's example led Sam and Katy to
disobey. Sam and Katy disobeyed. The parents had to pay
to repair the carpet. Trust in the family was damaged.|
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