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The Bible Story of Adam & Eve - The beginning of The Promise

The Bible story of Adam & Eve shows how God created man for relationship.  It is important children, as well as the rest of us, understand this and also the following:

  • God created man in His image.  We were created to be a picture of Who He is.  He is creative; so we are creative.  He thinks & reasons; so we can also. He has feelings, and so do we.  He has a will and therefore makes decisions and choices.  We each have a will and ability to freely choose also.
  • Relationships are important to God.  As early as chapter 2 of Genesis God uses His personal name that He told Moses to call Him at the burning bush.  It is translated - "I Am that I Am."  We also know this as "Yahweh" or "Jehovah", and in the Bible this is what it means when LORD is spelled in all capital letters.  He also created woman so man would have someone like himself and not be lonely.

Bible Story:  God Made Man & God Made Woman

When God made humans, He did more than speak; He touched.  God took the dust of the ground and formed man. Then God breathed life into man.  We humans were made different and made to be different.  We were created in the image of God, to look like Him and to know Him.

God placed the first man Adam in a perfect garden and let him name all the animals.  God saw that Adam needed someone like him, a helper.  God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, took one of his ribs and formed woman.  She was called Eve.

Adam and Eve walked and talked with God.  They knew Him and had a relationship with Him.  God had also given them a will.  They could choose.  He did not make them puppets where they had to do what He said. 

God wanted them to be satisfied and choose Him and enjoy all the good things He gave them.  But God gave them a choice - to love and obey Him or to reject Him and His love.  True love cannot be forced; it has to be given as an act of our will.

God told them they could have everything in the Garden of Eden except they were not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  God wasn't keeping anything good away from them; He was trying to protect them from knowing evil.

- based on Genesis 2

Bible Story Lessons Activities:

Q & A...Things to think about

  1. How were man and woman different from all the other animals?  They were made in God's image and given a will so they could choose.
  2. What did God want Adam & Eve to choose and every human after them to choose?  - a relationship with Him, to love & obey Him

Bible Story Game - Choices

This game can be used as a family or church group Bible activity.  Most people call this game "Would You Rather"; it's point is to demonstrate how we each have the ability to choose.

You can either have kids stand on separate sides of a line or room to show their choice or have some sit and others stand.  Begin by asking - "Would you rather"

  • winter or summer
  • play baseball or swim
  • super strength or ability to fly
  • m&ms or skittles

Continue with similar choices.  Point out that everyday we have choices to make and the most important choice is the same Adam & Eve had to make - to choose God or reject Him.

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