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Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 10 ““Cain and Abel Offer Sacrifices to God”

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Read Together: Cain and Abel were sons of Adam and Eve. As the brothers grew, God talked to them and taught them, just as He did to their parents. Cain and Abel were learning that they were supposed to obey God and love God. In this lesson, we will see how we must put God first in all we do. We must have a good attitude towards God and show it by doing what He tells us to do.

Read Together: Genesis 4:35, Hebrews 11:4.

Discuss:

  • Help your child understand that Cain and Abel were coming before the Creator to offer gifts to Him and that only the very best is suitable to offer God.
  • Explain how Abel’s righteous attitude was reflected in his offering to God; Abel gave the best he had.
  • Explain that God loved Cain, but his offering was not pleasing to God.
  • Ask your child what Cain’s attitude was toward God and his brother when he was corrected.
  • Ask your child what might be an action that would come from a bad attitude.

Review memorization:

Genesis 4:45 “The LORD respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.”

Printable PDF – L1.10

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 1: Lesson 8 “Satan Deceives Eve”

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Read Together: Adam and Eve were happy in the garden that God had created for them. Their lives were blessed with delicious foods that God had ordained for them to eat. They were surrounded by beauty, and they had meaningful work taking care of the garden and the animals. In the midst of the garden were two treesthe tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam that they could eat of the tree of life, but not of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Satan, the enemy, convinced Eve to disobey God, and God forced them to leave the garden.

Read Together: Genesis 2:1617; 3:16, 1319, 2224.

 

Discuss:

  • Explain to your child that Satan, whose name means adversary, was an angel who became evil and rebelled against God. He is called a serpent several times in the Bible.
  • Point out that Satan deceived Eve. Explain what deceived means.
  • Ask your child how Adam and Eve felt after they had disobeyed God.
  • Show how Adam and Eve’s lives were worse after disobeying God.
  • Discuss how obedience leads to blessings and disobedience to curses.

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.”

More to Do!

These activities are optional, but some children may find them enjoyable.

  • Draw a picture of the Garden of Eden and talk about elements of the picture.
  • Play a “Truth or Error” game with your child. Make a statement concerning a point covered in the lesson and ask them if it is the truth or an error.  

Examples are:

    • Truth or Error.  Human beings are distant cousins of apes.
    • Truth or Error.  Only a man and a woman can start a family.
    • Truth or Error.  Men and women are just alike; their gender doesn’t matter.
    • Truth or Error.  God made the woman from man.


Printable PDF – L1.8

Printable PDF – L1.5-L1.8

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 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

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 1 “Before Time Began”

Read Together: The creation week (actually, as we will see in a later lesson, “re-creation” week) is an important teaching of the Bible and God’s Church. However, before the week recorded in the first chapter of Genesis, there was a time when there was only God—two Beings whom we now know as God the Father and the Word, whom we usually call Jesus Christ. God purposed to expand His family. He first created other spirit beings, including angels. Afterward, God began to create the physical universe. God’s creative ability is truly amazing! The whole universe, everything seen and unseen, was created in preparation for the future sons and daughters of God Almighty.

Read Together: Genesis 1:1; John 1:1–3; Job 38:4–7 [“sons of God” refers here to angels]; Hebrews 1:10; Deuteronomy 10:14.

 

 

Discuss:

  • Make these verses come alive by asking your child questions about what it must have been like before God and Jesus Christ (the Word) created anything.
  • Explain that Jesus Christ had a different name to begin with (the “Word”) and that He later was born as God’s Son and was given a new name, Jesus Christ. That is also why we now refer to God as “the Father.”
  • Talk about how God and Jesus Christ wanted a family and built a creation for them to enjoy. Originally, it was just the two of them, and they wanted a much bigger family.
  • Help your child to understand that God is the Creator and that only God can create from nothing. Even when we create a chair of wood, God is the One who created the wood!
  • Explain to your child that God created the angels before creating the physical universe.
  • Ask your child what things in God’s creation he enjoys the most. Help him understand, in a simple way, that God created all of these things for us.

Review Memorization:
Help your child memorize the days of the 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

Printable PDF – L1.1