What a mess Adam and Eve got into! You will find the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis chapter 3. The word "Genesis" means, "beginning", and the book of Genesis tells us about many beginnings. One of these beginnings is the story of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. This story helps us to understand what sin is, how God judges us when we sin, and how God guides us and helps us do better next time. The story of Adam and Eve teaches us that even when we sin - even when we do things that God tells us not to do - God still loves us and takes care of us.
The very first man and woman were called Adam and Eve. God gave them a beautiful garden to live in - the Garden of Eden. God told Adam that he could eat any fruit from any tree in the garden, except one. Now there was a snake in this beautiful garden and he liked to make trouble. So one day the snake said to Eve, "Go ahead. Eat the fruit from that special tree. It won't hurt you." Eve ate the fruit even though she knew she shouldn't. She gave some of the fruit to Adam to eat. He ate too, even though he knew he shouldn't. Everything changed when Adam and Eve did the very thing God told them not to do. They felt badly, so they tried to hide. God found them and He felt sad because He knew that Adam and Eve had disobeyed Him. So God told Adam and Eve that they had to leave the beautiful garden because they did not do what God had asked. He also told them that things would be harder. They had to grow their own food to eat. And some of the things they had to do would hurt. They felt pain and cried. But God loved Adam and Eve, so He made some clothes out of animal skins, before they left the Garden of Eden.
Look deep into my heart, God, and find out everything I am thinking. Don't let me follow evil ways, but lead me in the way time has proven true. (CEV)
Interview Adam, Eve and the snake in Good News.
Play a game of trying to hide from God in Antioch Arcade. Is it possible?
Create a masterpiece as you sculpt a scene of Adam and Eve
in Apostle's Playhouse.
Praising Puppets feel separated from parents and friends when they make a bad
choice. See how they try to make better decisions to right the wrong.
Read: Genesis 3
Reflections :Sin is when people act and think as if they don't care about God or about themselves, or other people or about God's world. We all make bad choices at times. It is important to learn from our mistakes and not do them again. God does not like it when we do bad things, but He loves us even when we are not good.
Prayer: What a wonderful world you have created for us, Lord. All that You have created shows Your great power and love. We're glad You created us and that You also saved us when we became spoiled by sin. Give us your Holy Spirit so that we may all be and remain Your children.In Jesus' name. Amen.
Offering: Your offering will go to C A Dillon school who helps troubled youth. Please bring your offering to the jar in the Great Hall.
Good News - Hope Brown and Angela Farthing
Praising Puppets - Melanie Rankin
Antioch Arcade - Laura Heintschel and John Leonard
Apostle's Playhouse - Julia Cobley and Virginia Anthony
Thank you to our curriculum design team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Mike Wright, Allison Connors, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Amy Woynicz, Susan Mazzara, Lori Houck, and Marcia Hale, Interim Director of Children's Ministry.