In this chapter, we learn about the serpent who deceived Eve into eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which God had forbidden them to eat from. Eve then gave some to Adam, and as a result, they became aware of their nakedness and hid from God.
God, in His divine justice, punished the serpent, Eve, and Adam for their disobedience. The serpent was cursed to crawl on its belly and eat dust, while Eve was told that she would experience pain in childbirth and that her husband would rule over her. Adam, on the other hand, was cursed to toil and sweat for his food, and eventually, he would return to the ground from which he was taken.
This story teaches us about the consequences of disobedience and the importance of following God’s commandments. It also tells us that sin entered the world through this act of disobedience, and that human beings are separated from God as a result.
As a Sunday School teacher, you can use examples to illustrate the importance of obedience and the consequences of sin. You can also highlight the love and mercy of God, who still loved Adam and Eve despite their disobedience and provided them with clothing before they left the garden.
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)