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Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 8 “Satan Deceives Eve”

Author: Janth English

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 adversary, 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 Scriptures.
  • Point out that Satan deceived Eve. Explain what deceived means.
  • Ask how Adam and Eve felt after they had disobeyed God.
  • Show your child how Adam’s 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 – L2.8

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 3: Lesson 8 “The Two Trees”

Author: Janth English

Read Together: God created the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, and placed them in a beautiful garden filled with beautiful plants and trees. However, God placed two trees that had special significance in the midst of the garden, and He gave Adam special instructions about them. The name of one tree was the tree of life and the name of the other was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam that he could eat of the tree of life, but he was not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because in the day he ate of it, he would die. The instructions about the trees and the consequences for disobedience were clearly stated. God gave mankind free will to choose, but He wants us to choose to do as He says. The two trees were used to test whether mankind would obey God.

Read Together: Genesis 2:89, 1617, 2123, 3:16; 1 John 2:16

Discuss:

  • Remind your child that these were literal trees in a literal garden even though they symbolized choosing the way that leads to life or the way to death.
  • Discuss the implications for the way of “knowledge of good and evil”. How do we see “good and evil” played out in our society today?
  • Examine Eve’s excuse for disobeying God. Note how the lust of the eyes and the pride of life played a part in her decision.
  • God often tests His people with trying or tempting situations. Ask your child why they think God does this. Be sure to inject that making choices builds character.
  • Discuss the two trees – that there are always two choices, God’s way and the wrong way. Note that both trees looked good but only one was good.

Review memorization

Deuteronomy 30:1920 “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days….”

Printable PDF – L3.8

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 3: Lesson 7 “The Creation of Mankind”

Author: Janth English

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 created just for him, and told him to maintain the garden. Every beautiful tree and seed-bearing plant was in Eden. 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 2:48, 15, 1920.

Discuss:

  • Help your child 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.
  • 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 – L3.7

Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 7 “God Creates Adam”

Author: Janth English

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 created just for him, and told him to maintain the garden. Every beautiful tree and seed-bearing plant was in Eden.

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 2:48, 15, 1920

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. 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 – L2.7

 

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

Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

Author: Janth English

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 3: Lesson 6 “The Re-Creation: Days 1-7”

Author: Janth English

Read Together: Genesis 1:1 describes God creating everything in the visible universe. He created everything in a harmonious and beautiful state. But Genesis 1:2 describes the earth as a very hostile and uninhabitable place. So, what happened between verses 1 and 2? This is a period of time, possibly millions of years. During this time Lucifer rebelled against God, and his name was changed to Satan. The destruction on the earth was a result of Satan’s war with God. The seven days of re-creation was God “cleaning up” the mess! Thankfully, God rehabilitated the earth, making it suitable for human life again. He restored the earth’s beautiful atmosphere, He made the land appear, He caused the plants to grow, created the birds and fish, and finally, land animals and the first humans. Then, 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 1:12:3; Psalm 104:59, 30; Isaiah 45:18

 

Discuss:

  • Explain that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” in Genesis 1:1 is referring to God creating the physical universe in a state of beauty and harmony.
  • Explain that “create” in Genesis 1:1 literally means “create” (out of nothing).
  • Help your child grasp that a lot of time could have transpired between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis.
  • Explain that when Genesis 1:2 says the heavens and the earth were in a state of destruction and chaos, it means they “became” that way because of Satan’s rebellion.
  • The word “was” in Genesis 1:2 comes from the Hebrew word meaning “to become, to come to pass.”
  • The words “without form and void” in Genesis 1:2 come from Hebrew words meaning in a state of confusion or emptiness.
  • Isaiah 45:18 says God “did not create (the earth) in vain” (in a state of confusion or emptiness) so it had to become that way.
  • Explain that after Satan’s rebellion damaged the surface of the earth, God “renewed it” (Psalm 104:30) in the “re-creation week” to make it habitable for human beings.
  • Ask your child why God re-created the surface of the earth. Remind him/her of the importance of the human family to God.

 

 Printable PDF – L3.6

 

 

Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 6 “The Re-Creation: Days 1 – 7”

Author: Janth English

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, earth’s beautiful atmosphere, the sky, was prepared. 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. On day five of the re-creation week, God created birds and fish. Song birds 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 on it, setting mankind an example to do the same.

 

Read Together: Genesis 1:18,1:919; Psalm 104:59; Genesis 1:202:3

Discuss:

  •    Help your child grasp that a lot of time could have transpired between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis.
  •    Ask what the earth must have been like when everything was dark and covered by thick clouds and water.
  •    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!
  •    Ask why God made the land. What purposes does land serve for humans and animals?
  •    Help your child to make of list of all the things people and animals do with plants.
  •    Ask who humans look like, and what God said about His creation.
  •    Ask your child 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.

 

Printable PDF – L2.6

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

Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

Author: Janth English

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”

Author: Janth English

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 2: Lesson 5 “Lucifer Becomes Satan”

Author: Janth English

Read Together: Lucifer was a powerful archangel with great responsibilities. However, he allowed pride and vanity to pervert his thoughts and actions. Lucifer began to believe that he knew better than God and that his way of competition and get was better than God’s way of cooperation and love. He devised a coup attempt, convincing about one-third of the angels to rebel with him to take over God’s throne. Lucifer wanted God’s job! Of course the created being was not more powerful than his Creator. God threw Lucifer and his angels back to the earth. God names things what they are, so when he rebelled, God changed Lucifer’s name to Satan, which means adversary. God called Satan’s angels demons.

 

Read Together: Isa. 14:1214; Ezek. 28:1517; Luke 10:18.

 

Discuss:

  • Satan was a son of God in that God was his Creator. Ask your child if they can think of any movie, television program, or personal example in which the child thought they knew more than their parent.
  • Help your child understand that we have nothing to fear from Satan because God is in charge and Satan can do nothing to us without God’s permission.
  • Explain that everyone will be given a chance to be in God’s family and that only those who willfully reject God will be burned up in the lake of fire (Mal. 4:1, 3).  No human being will spend eternity burning in hell fire.

 

Review memorization:

Hebrews 1:13–14 “But to which of the angels has He ever said: ‘Sit at my right hand till I make your enemies your footstool?’ Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister to those who will inherit salvation?”

Printable PDF – L2.5