Bible Story: Adam and Eve Sin
Reference: Genesis 3; Revelation 13:8b
God had given Adam and Eve a home called the Garden of Eden. As He walked them around to see everything, they stopped in front of 2 trees. “This is the tree of life,” God explained. “Eating this fruit will keep you living forever.” Then, God pointed to the other tree and said, “That is the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Do not eat its fruit. If you do eat of it, you will die.” Adam and Eve agreed to stay away from it.
One day, while working in her garden home, Eve wandered away from Adam. She found herself near the tree of knowledge. Suddenly, a serpent called out to her from the tree. “Did God say you can’t eat of this fruit?” Eve explained to the serpent that they would die if they ate it. “You won’t die,” replied the serpent, “you will just be more like God, knowing good and evil.”
Eve decided to disobey God and taste the fruit. Then she gave some to Adam. Soon afterward, they felt chilly. The light that surrounded each of them was gone, and they were naked. After they covered themselves with fig leaves, they hid from God.
When God found them, He covered them with lamb skins and blocked them out of the garden away from the Tree of Life. From then on, sin and death entered our world.
Our Bible story reminds me of the prayer verse, James 4:7, which says, “...Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." (NKJV). That evil serpent in the garden of Eden was the devil in disguise (Revelation 12:9)! He was the first angel that sinned in heaven. Now he is on earth trying to convince people to sin and disobey God. But, Jesus, the Lamb, died to save us from sin and eternal death. With His help, we can choose to submit to God. That means, we can depend on God’s power to obey. We can also choose to resist the devil. That means, we can say, No, to sin.
Dear Father God, Jesus promises to help me make good choices. I want to obey You and say, No, to sin. In Jesus' Name, Amen
Nature Walk: Leaves of 3
God warning Adam and Eve about the tree of knowledge of good and evil reminds me of a helpful saying when you are outside: “Leaves of 3, let them be.” Many plants are ok to touch. Some plants are ok to eat. But, some plants are poisonous. They can hurt or kill! One plant that is especially poisonous to touch is called Poison Ivy. It is a vine plant that has leaves growing in groups of 3. The edges are mostly smooth with an irregular jag in them.
Poison Ivy can cause a terrible rash on your skin if you touch it. The rash itches, burns, and oozes. When you scratch your rash, you can spread it on your body.
If you think you came in contact with poison ivy, the best thing to do is wash the affected body part in cold water right away. You may be able to rinse the oils off before they get into your skin. Be careful not to touch your face, eyes, or private area.
Go on a nature walk to look closely at leaves. If you see any vine plants, stay back and look from afar to make sure it is not poison ivy. For more pictures of Poison Ivy in different seasons, visit www.poison-ivy.org .
Memory Mastery 1: Creation Week
This quarter, as a class we will memorize what God made on each day of creation week. Children who complete their memory mastery project will earn a Bible artifact to add to their collection.
In the beginning, God made everything. Genesis 1 and 2
Memory Mastery 2: Sabbath
Please help your child fill in the blanks on these facts about the Sabbath.
Mission Team: God is Working in Asia
The Northern-Asia Pacific Division presents some very challenging territory for spreading the gospel. In all of the countries there, Christianity is not a popular religion at all. In some places, Christians are under persecution and must worship in secret. Bring your coins each week to Sabbath school to support the work of God in Asia. We are building the first Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sejong, South Korea.