Sunday School Lesson 102 Man was blessed by God

Lesson: 102
Lesson Name: Man was Blessed of God
Theme: God's Goodness

Reading: Genesis 3:1-7

Memory Verse: Romans 5:12
Memory Verse Text: By one man sin entered in to the world.

Attention Getter: Tell a story of someone who was so good to you even though they had no reason.  How would you treat them?

Wall Banner: Start a unit of lessons on the book of Genesis with this set of picture for your classroom wall.  Sunday School Lesson Activity 100 Stories from Genesis Unit with Wall Banner

Activity #1

A mini 8 page coloring book Sunday School Lesson Activity 102 Man was blessed by God - Mini Coloring Book Adam and Eve in Garden and full-page pictures telling the story of God placing Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. God gave Adam the job of naming animals, but there was nobody suitable for him until God created Eve.

Activity #2

Meal, cookies to share, etc.  Make something together as a group or have individual students bring in something they have made.  Put the items on display or present briefly them in front of whole sunday school or another class. The point is that everything made has a designer and maker to fulfill a purpose. Sunday School Lesson Activity 057 - Useless Junk or Made with a Purpose?

Activity #3

What happened to our world? Creation was perfect, but something came in and ruined it all. See the Power Point

Sunday School Lesson Activity 101 - Creation Ruined by Sin Power Point

to help you teach about the consequences of sin. See also the related worksheet 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 101 - Creation Ruined by Sin Worksheet

Activity #4

Hide objects in six paper bags - one object for each day of creation. Use the suggested common household items pictured in this document or use the included clip art pictures. 

See the document Sunday School Lesson Activity 101 Creation Object Lesson for pre-made objects.

Activity #5

Although the story of Creation is a standard subject in Sunday school classes it is difficult to remember for students to remember what God created on each day. The following drawings will help show that in the first three days, God created space, water and land. In the second three days, God filled them.

Sunday School Lesson Activity 101 Creation Pictures

Activity #6

Set of puzzles about the creation. Sunday School Lesson Activity 101 The Creation - Puzzle Pack Crossword Wordfind Cryptogram

Activity #7

Jigsaw puzzle that uses terms and names from the story of the Garden of Eden.  Students match pieces together using clues written on the edge of each piece. Sunday School Lesson Activity 103 Puzzle in Eden

Activity #8

An 8-page mini coloring book and full page pictures telling the story of Adam and Eve taking the forbidden fruit and being expelled from the Garden of Eden. Sunday School Lesson Activity 103 The Consequences of Sin and the Fall - Mini Coloring Book Adam Eve

Activity #9

Puzzle pack of Crossword, Word Find, Cryptogram, Fallen Quotes and Word Scramble based on the story of the first sin in Genesis 3icon Sunday School Lesson Activity 103 The First Sin - Puzzle Pack Crossword Wordfind Cryptogram (709.79 kB)

Talking Points

  • Point 1: Adam and Eve were incredibly and wonderfully made: They had everything they needed physically, materially (garden had all he needed), emotionally (Eve was the perfect counterpart), and spiritually (God came near in the cool of the day).  Adam was given dominion; God raised him up and gave him his place, as well as suitable work and satisfaction.  Finally, they were given guidelines for their own good.
  • Point 2: God put him in the garden (God had a purpose for him).  It is important for man to have a purpose.  God has a high purpose for each of us.
  • Point 3: Specify about the two trees in the midst of the garden: 1) The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and 2) The Tree of Life.  Prohibition: It was God's garden and under God's rules.  So was Adam.
  • Point 4: Specify how that man was given a free will in order that he wouldn't be a robot.  Show how the Serpent questioned God's Goodness (Gen. 3:5), questioned God's Word (Gen. 3:1), and lied (Gen. 3:4).  He's the same today.  Show how Eve twisted what God had said so that it sounded better.

Illustration: Tell of one who lied and the resulting cost or mistake.

Summary: Trust the ONE whose Word is true, not the one who lies.  God wants the very best for us.

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