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Lesson 3

Genesis: God Begins His Story Lesson 3

Lesson 3: The Sneaky Snake

Supplies: The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Children’s Stories (younger children) Personal Bible (older children) Adam and Eve Foam Craft Kit

**Preparation: Place a basket of healthy snacks on the table with some candy choices as well. Tell the children that they can pick a snack from the basket, but not the candy. Leave the room for a few moments. When you reenter the room, note what they took. Did anyone take the candy? Explain that God told Adam and Eve that they could eat what they wanted, but not to take the fruit from the tree of knowledge and that is what we’ll learn about today.

Key Learning: God wants us to ask for forgiveness when we disobey.

Key Verse: Children, obey your parents in the Lord. (Ephesians 6:1)

Today’s Song: Oh, Be Careful

Oh, be careful little eyes what you see,

Oh, be careful little eyes what you see,

For the Father up above is looking down in love,

Oh, be careful little eyes what you see,

Verse 2 *Oh, be careful little ears what you hear

Verse 3 *Oh, be careful little hands what you do

Verse 4 *Oh, be careful little feet where you go

Verse 5 *Oh, be careful little heart whom you trust

Verse 6 *Oh, be careful little mind what you think

Prayer Time

Bible Lesson:

Younger Children: Read together “The Sneaky Snake” found on pages 18 to 25 in The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Children’s Stories.

Older Children: Read Genesis chapter 3.

Family Discussion Questions about Genesis 3

1. What rule did God give Adam and Eve about trees in the garden?

2. Why did Adam blame Eve for his sin? Why might you blame someone else for something you did?

3. What were the consequences when Adam and Eve disobeyed God?

4. Why does God have rules for us to follow? Do rules help us?

5. What rules and consequences does your family have?

6. Read this poem and talk about what we should do when we disobey God.

God loves me when I’m good and try to do the things I should.

God loves me when I’m bad, but it makes him very sad.

Activity #1 Simon Says: The leader gives a command to follow using the phrase “Simon says”. If you don’t say “Simon says”, the students shouldn’t follow the command. Example: “Simon says, stand up.”

Activity #2 Temptations: Make a list of temptations you might face and decide if they are good or bad. Some Examples: • Saying something mean about someone to be funny (bad) • Working hard to finish your chores (good) • Staying up past bed time to play a computer game (bad)

Craft: Adam and Eve Foam Craft Kit Peel the backing off each sticker and place it on the tree scene to fit the bible story for today.

Closing Prayer Time: Ask for forgiveness for times when you disobeyed God or your parents.