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Children’s Bible Program – Level 3: Lesson 9 “Abram”

Read Together: After the flood, the earth began to be repopulated by Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Abram was born 292 years after the flood, the youngest son of Terah, who was of Shem’s lineage. An interesting fact is that Noah and Shem were still alive during Abram’s lifetime. Abram was born in the city of Ur. He married his half-sister Sarai. His father Terah left Ur for Canaan and took his family, including Abram, with him. They stopped in Haran where Terah died, and perhaps Abram would have remained there. However, God spoke to Abram and told him to leave his family and go to an undisclosed place. God promised to make Abram a great nation and his name great. He promised to bless those who blessed Abram and curse those who cursed him, and that all nations would be blessed through his seed. Abram believed God, and without hesitation, he left Haran.

 

Read Together: Genesis 11:1032; 12:14; Hebrews 11:810.

Discuss:

  • Explain to your child that marriage between relatives was common in the earlier years after the flood. Remember, everyone was closely related initially. However, God forbade such relationships later (Leviticus 18:618).
  • Point out that God’s promises to Abram were conditional. He first had to obey God.  Remind them that obedience must always come first.
  • Abram was already quite wealthy; he had servants and animals. He was comfortable where he was. Ask your child if they could see themselves leaving the comfort of home to embrace the unknown? Point out that Abram had a very difficult choice to make, but he did it without hesitation.
  • Explain that the promise to bless all nations through his seed is stating that the Messiah would come from Abram’s lineage. Clearly God taught Abram the gospel of the Kingdom of God.

Review memorization:

Genesis 18:19 “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”

 

Printable PDF – L3.9

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 9 “Cain the Farmer and Abel the Shepherd”

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Read Together: In the process of time, Adam and Eve started their family. Their firstborn son was named Cain, and their second son was named Abel. The two brothers had different occupationsCain was a farmer and Abel was a shepherd. They also had very different personalities. God has designed mankind so that people are individuals with different personalities, talents and abilities. God doesn’t want everyone to be the same; He loves variety!  Both farmers and shepherds are necessary and noble occupations. God wanted Cain and Abel to use their talents to serve Him and their family, and He wants us to do the same today. In this lesson, we will discuss the first two brothers, Cain and Abel.

Read Together: Genesis 4:12

Discuss:

  • Ask your child the names of Adam’s and Eve’s first and second sons.
  • Talk about the agrarian lifestyle with beautiful pastures, animals grazing, and fields of wheat. Paint a word picture that your child can visualize.
  • Ask your child what they think it would be like to be a farmer or a shepherd.
  • Discuss the fact that Cain and Abel were brothers who grew up together. Ask your child what it is (would be) like to have a brother.
  • Remind your child that God has given people different talents and abilities and that everyone is needed. God loves everyone.

Review memorization:

Luke 10:27 “So he answered and said, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”

Printable PDF – L1.8

Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 9 “Noah Finds Grace”

Read Together: Adam chose the way of the knowledge of good and evil, and all his progeny followed the same path. The world became totally corrupt; life was filled with violence and all manner of evil continually. Things were so bad that God regretted He had made mankind. Because of their wickedness, God decided to send a flood over the earth to destroy all humanity along with all the animals. Yet in all this darkness, there was one man who alone continued to serve the Eternal God; his name was Noah. Noah walked with God just as his ancestor Enoch had done, and God gave grace to Noah. He told Noah of His plan and instructed him to build an ark so that he and his family would be saved. Noah immediately began to do as God had said. God spared him because Noah put God first in his life. God always rewards those who diligently seek Him.

Read Together: Genesis 5:2829; 6:522; 7:1; Proverbs 3:34; Hebrews 11:67.

Discuss:

  • Help your child imagine what it would be like to live during Noah’s generation. He was the only person in the entire world trying to live God’s way.  
  • Ask your child if they have been in a situation where they were the only person in the group who practiced God’s way of life. How did they feel?
  • Explain to your child what the phrase “perfect in his generations” means. No human being has lived a perfect life except Jesus Christ. The Hebrew word for perfect can also be translated blameless which is how the word is rendered in many Bible translations. Talk about what it means to be blameless (pleasing God and keeping His laws as a way of life, but also being willing to repent in humility when we sin).
  • Discuss what it means to walk with God. Use Amos 3:3 as a starting point for the discussion.
  • Ask your child to look up the word grace in the dictionary. How does the definition apply to God and Noah? Why did God select Noah to receive His grace? If God gives grace to the humble, what does that say about Noah? Ask what it means to be humble. Can they give an example of acts of humility within their family interactions?

Review memorization:

Genesis 6:9 “This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.”

Printable PDF – L2.9

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 7 “The First Family”

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Read Together: God created the first man, Adam, and later created his companion for life, Eve. The family was created by God for the good of mankind. God ordained the family to produce godly offspring (Malachi 2:15), thus allowing mankind to participate in God’s plan to have many sons and daughters born into His family. As stated previously, God starts things small, and He started with one family—one man and one woman, Adam and Eve. All human beings who have ever lived are descended from Adam and Eve.

Read Together: Genesis 1:2628; 2:24

 

 

Discuss:

  • Explain to your child what a family is. Emphasize that a family begins with one man and one woman. You may want to take this opportunity to explain the roles of the father, mother, and children in the family.
  • Ask your child who created the family and who was the first family on earth.
  • Talk about God’s plan to have a big family with children, human beings, who look like Him. Tell your child that God wants them to be a part of His family.
  • Express to your child that God was a father to Adam and Eve, that He loved them, and that He taught them what they needed to know to live a happy life.

Review memorization:

Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Printable PDF – L1.7

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 6 “God Creates a Helper for Adam”

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Read Together: God created a perfect paradise saying that it was very good (Genesis 1:31). Adam enjoyed watching the animals. He saw that each had a mate; however, there was no one for him. God waited until just the right time to create a mate for Adam, one that was comparable to him. The King James Version of the Bible states God would make a “help meet” for Adam (Genesis 2:18 KJV), in other words, a helper suitable for Adam. Adam was created from the dust of the ground, but his helper was created from Adam’s rib. Adam called the helper “woman,” which means “from man,” and named her Eve.  Both Adam and Eve, male and female, were created in God’s image, and both males and females have the potential to be a part of God’s family.

 

Read Together: Genesis 2:18, 2123; 3:20.

Discuss:

  •    Ask your child how they think Adam felt being the only human being on the planet.
  •    Ask how they think Adam felt when God presented him with a mate.
  •    Explain to your child what the word “comparable” means.
  •    Emphasize the fact that Adam was created first from the ground and Eve was created second from Adam.
  •    Discuss with your child the type of life Adam and Eve must have had in the beautiful garden. Ask them their thoughts about this.

Review memorization:

Genesis 1:27  “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Printable PDF – L1.6

 

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 5 “God Creates Adam”

Read Together: God restored the earth, creating the perfect environment for mankind. God always starts things out small, so He created one man, Adam, as the beginning of His family. God made Adam from the dust of the earth to look like Him and breathed life into him. God placed Adam in Eden, a beautiful garden, and told him to maintain the garden. Every beautiful tree and seed-bearing plant was in Eden. The animals were tame and playful. It was a beautiful beginning for mankind. Contrary to what evolutionists teach, God created a literal Adam and Eve who were placed in a physical garden, and from these two human beings came all the people who have ever lived.

 

Read Together: Genesis 2:4-8, 15, 19-20.

 

 

Discuss:

  • Help your child to understand that Adam was the beginning of God’s plan to have a family.
  • Ask your child what job God gave to Adam.
  • Talk about the beautiful garden and the animals which were tame like family pets.
  • Ask your child what kind of animal they would like for a pet if it were possible.  (Use this as an opportunity to talk about the wonderful world tomorrow.)
  • Talk about the close bond and loving relationship that Adam had with God.

Review memorization

Genesis 1:27  “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Printable PDF – L1.5

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 4 “The Re-Creation: Days 5, 6, and 7”

Read Together: On day five of the re-creation week, God created birds and fish. Songbirds along with larger birds flew through the sky; fish populated the lakes, streams, and oceans. God then created land animals on the sixth day. Toward the end of the sixth day, God created the first man, Adam, in God’s own image. God created the Sabbath on the seventh day of creation by resting in it, setting mankind an example to do the same.  

Read Together: Genesis 1:20-2:3.

 

Discuss:

  • Ask your child to think of reasons why God created animals.
  • Ask who mankind resembles.
  • Discuss why God created mankind. Remind him/her that God wanted a family.
  • Ask what God said about His creation.
  • Talk about what he/she likes about the Sabbath and why it is special to him/her.
  • Remind your child that God made the Sabbath, and He set it apart for holy use.

Review Memorization:

The Days of Re-Creation Week:

  Day 1 – Divided light from darkness

  Day 2 – Prepared sky and clouds

  Day 3 – Separated dry land from seas; Created plants

  Day 4 – Appointed sun, moon, & the stars for lights in the sky

  Day 5 – Created birds and fish

  Day 6 – Created land animals and Man  

  Day 7 – Created the Sabbath by resting

More to Do!

  1. These activities are optional, but some children may find them enjoyable.Using seven paper plates, draw and color what God created each day and label them.
  2. Have your child find pictures in magazines or books that are examples of God’s creation and state on which day they were created.

 

Printable PDF – L1.4 

Printable PDF – L1.1 – L1.4

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 3 “The Re-Creation: Days 3 and 4”

Read Together: On day three of the re-creation week, God made the land appear by separating the seas into their places. He caused the plants to grow. All the fruit trees, shade trees, edible plants, and beautiful flowers came forth at His command. The sun, moon, and stars were ordained for signs, seasons, days, and years on the fourth day, so that humans could keep track of time. Knowing when the seasons occur helps us to plan for planting, harvesting, and especially for keeping God’s Holy Days.

Read Together: Genesis 1:9-19, Psalm 104:5-9

Discuss:

  • Ask your child why God made the land. What purposes does land serve for humans and animals?
  • Ask why God made plants. Ask what purposes plants serve.
  • Help your child to make a list of all the things people and animals do with plants.
  • Discuss what the “greater and lesser lights” that God ordained on the fourth day are.
  • Your child might be interested to know that before GPS systems, people navigated by the stars.
  • Ask what he/she likes about the sun, the moon, and the stars. Talk about how the moon helps us know when to keep God’s Holy Days.

Review Memorization:

The Days of Re-Creation Week:

     Day 1 – Divided light from darkness

     Day 2 – Prepared sky and clouds

     Day 3 – Separated dry land from seas; created plants

     Day 4 – Appointed sun, moon, and stars for lights in the sky

     Day 5 – Created birds and fish

     Day 6 – Created land animals and man  

     Day 7 – Created the Sabbath by resting


Printable PDF – L1.3

Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 2 ” Where Did God Come From?”

Read Together: God had no beginning, and He has no end. God was not created; He is the Creator. God is the ever-living One. One of His names is simply, “I Am”. It means He has always existed. It may be difficult to understand, but God did not come from anywhere. God is eternal. He is, and He has always been. Atheists say this makes no sense. They would rather believe that everything happened by chance. They believe that cells and organisms and human beings just came together somehow! However, they offer no explanation of how that happened. Evolution is an attempt by people to explain the existence of a creation without a Creator. God calls this foolish. He says they are without excuse; the universe itself is proof of His existence. God now lives in the third heaven where He reigns over His creation.

Read Together: Exodus 3:13-14; Isaiah 57:15; Romans 1:18-22; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 4:1-4

Discuss:

  • Explain to your child that the Word was the God in the Old Testament who interacted with human beings (John 1:1, 14).
  • Explain to your child that evolution, even though it is portrayed as a fact, is a theory which offers no evidence as proof. (You may wish to view the Tomorrow’s World telecast “Darwin’s Legacy,” which explains this point.)
  • Ask your child if they have heard of evolution. Help them to explain why it is false, in their own words.
  • Help your child think about God’s throne. What will it be like to be there?

Review Memorization:

Isaiah 46:9-10 Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.’”

Printable PDF – L2.2

 

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 2 “The Re-Creation: Days 1 and 2”

Read Together: The re-creation week occurred perhaps millions of years after God first created the universe. Some of the angels, about one third, rebelled against God’s rule over them, and they spread chaos throughout the universe, leaving the earth in devastation. It was in this setting that God rehabilitated the earth, making it suitable for human life again. The first thing God did was to restore light to the earth, and on day two, the sky was prepared.

 

Read Together: Genesis 1:1-8.

 

 

Discuss:

  • Help your child grasp that a lot of time could have transpired between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis 1.
  • Ask what the earth must have been like when everything was dark and covered by thick clouds and water.
  • Ask if human beings could live in such an environment.
  • Explain that God makes things in stages, and when re-creating the earth, He started by “turning the lights on” (clearing away the murky darkness) first!
  • Help your child see that God starts the days in the evenings.
  • Ask what God did on the second day.
  • Explain that the atmosphere, blue skies, and clouds were prepared on this day.

Review memorization:

The Days of Re-Creation Week:

  • Day 1 – Divided light from darkness
  • Day 2 – Prepared sky and clouds
  • Day 3 – Separated dry land from seas; created plants
  • Day 4 – Appointed sun, moon, and stars for lights in the sky
  • Day 5 – Created birds and fish
  • Day 6 – Created land animals and man
  • Day 7 – Created the Sabbath by resting

Printable PDF – L1.2