Sunday Children’s Services 9 and 10:45am
Children ages Pre-K to 6th grade meet in the Purple Room 123 for worship, learning, encouragement and FUN,
all straight from God’s Word! If ever you can’t make it, you can still find what you missed right here on this page,
updated for our children’s services weekly.
This week’s lesson
Did you ever see or hear something that looked too good to be true? Did you ever see something that looked good for you, even though you knew it wasn’t?
When God made the earth, the animals and people to live on it, He said that everything was very good! Adam and Eve, the first people, were made in God’s image—and they were created perfectly.
God told Adam they may eat of any tree in the beautiful Garden of Eden, except one—the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was forbidden.
THINK ABOUT THIS
Did you ever do something wrong? Did you ever do something you know you should not have done?
We all have. We have all done things we shouldn’t. We have all done things that are against God or His word. These things are called sin.
When Adam and Eve made the choice to sin, God gave them consequences because of their disobedience.
The biggest consequence was that they could not longer live in the perfect Garden of Eden. Their sin was now going to separate them from God.
- disobeying parents
- being mean to others
Sin is anything we think, anything we say, anything we do that is against God or His word.
Here’s an explanation of why sin is such a big deal:
Did you know God has feelings, just like you? It makes God sad when we do things He doesn’t want us to do.
- Make a target on the floor—paper, placemats, yarn. Now make or find balls to toss—tennis balls, rolled up socks, anything you can find!
- Mark a line 15 feet away from your target to stand behind. Try your hand tossing the balls onto your target—aim for the center!
- Toss ten times, and count how many times you hit the “bullseye” center of your target.
Did you hit the center ten times? Eight times? Five times? Once?
The word translated as “sin” in the Bible literally means “miss the mark.”
Just like it is impossible to hit the center of your target every time, it is impossible for us to live a perfect life according to God’s word. We know what God expects us to do and we don’t do it. We can try and try, but we can never measure up to God’s perfect standards of righteous living.
Since the Fall of mankind that happened in the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, nothing in God’s Creation is perfect.
Our sin separates us from God. Forever.
But… despite our flaws, and despite our SIN, God has made a way to bring us back to Him!
- What was God’s command to Adam and Eve?
- Why do you think they were tempted to disobey?
- Have you ever been tempted to disobey? What happened?
- What are some consequences of our sin?
- What do you think is a good solution for our sin?
- What did God say He would do about our sin?
It can be hard sometimes to make the right choices in life. Sometimes bad things look good, wrong things seem right!
God gives us direction for how we should act and the choices we should make. When we believe in His Son, Jesus and accept the sacrifice He has made for us, God gives us His Holy Spirit to guide us!
The Holy Spirit can help us know which direction is right, much like a compass.
God loves people too much to remain separated from them. He had a plan to send Someone to rescue us from sin.
Let’s read Genesis 3:15.
Do you know Who God is talking about in this Scripture?
That’s right! God promised that one day His Son, Jesus, would come to destroy all evil! This has happened, when Jesus died on the cross for our sin.
this summary helps us to understand
Jesus makes us white as snow!
That is an amazing testimony of God’s love for us! Next week we’ll read even more from God’s word about His plan to solve our SIN problem.
Here’s a playlist for you to praise God all week!
I will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:1