In Genesis 2, the story zooms in on the creation of Adam and Eve. It begins with God creating Adam from the dust of the earth and placing him in the Garden of Eden, where he is given the task of naming the animals and caring for the garden. God sees that Adam is alone and decides to create a helper for him, so He puts Adam into a deep sleep and takes one of his ribs, from which He creates Eve.
God gives Adam and Eve the freedom to eat from any tree in the garden except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, warning them that if they eat from it, they will surely die. The chapter ends with Adam and Eve living in perfect harmony with God and with one another.
This chapter emphasises the care and intentionality with which God created humans, as well as the value of relationships and community. It also teaches us about the importance of work and the significance of using our skills and talents to care for the world around us. Finally, it warns us about the dangers of disobedience and the consequences of going against God’s will.
Teaching through the story.
Pictures, videos and illustrations to help you tell the story.
Ideas and games for engaging children with the Bible story.
Activity sheets, puzzles, crosswords, word searches and more.
Creative activities designed to reinforce the story and memory verses.
Memory verses relevant to the lesson.
Relevant song/hymn suggestions for children to sing. (Coming soon)