Adam And Eve Lesson

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Adam And Eve LessonScripture

Genesis 2:7-25

Memory Verse

“Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7

Objective Of The Lesson

Your kids will learn who and how Adam and Eve were created. They will also understand that God created us as well.

“Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7

Previously every time God created something new He spoke it into existence; “then God said”. Here the Bible shows us that God formed man.

God took His time when He made Adam. The language in this verse expresses an intimate level of involvement on God’s part. He formed Him in the same way that a potter forms his creation out of clay. This is completely different than everything God had previously made, which He had simply spoken into existence.

And what did God use to make the man? He used the dust from the ground.

When the Bible talks about dust it means something of low value. God wisely mentions what He used to make us so that we would not exalt ourselves.

This is the only thing that we have in common with the rest of creation. We were created by God from the same material. God did not evolve man from a lower form of life, such as an animal.

Adam was a physical figure made of dust, but he was given life by God. God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Not just physical life, since the animals have this as well, but also a spiritual life. Man is made of two parts: a physical- the boday and an immaterial- the soul/spirit.

Make this an emphasize to your kids. Unlike animals, we also have a spirit/soul.

God gave Adam his life just like God gives us life.

“The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” Genesis 2:8-9

God planted a garden towards the east in a region named Eden. That is why the garden is called the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden was to be a paradise for the man where he could be in fellowship with God and under Gods watch.

The creation of the garden was a demonstration of God’s loving-kindness towards man, for the world was already a suitable paradise for Adam and Eve. God went above and beyond, creating a special area for His most loved creation. The Garden of Eden was truly a beautiful place.

“The Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food.” God placed every tree that is edible and beautiful to look at throughout the garden.

In the middle of the garden, God placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They will come into play in the next chapter.

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil did not have any magical properties capable of giving Adam and Even all-encompassing knowledge if eaten. By eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they would gain a deadly and irreversible knowledge of evil by experiencing evil itself through their disobedience.

“Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.” Genesis 2:10-14

These verses give us an idea of where the garden of Eden was located, somewhere near Mesopotamia. If you wish you can go over the verses with your kids. It can help to show them a map of the region.

Many archaeologists and scholars have spent their entire life trying to find the Garden of Eden. They look for any trace that might remain, but our focus shouldn’t be on finding it.

We no longer have a need for a temporary paradise here on earth. The Bible is clear. We need to have our eyes focused on the things above (Colossians 3:2; Matthew 6:33).

“Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:15-17

“The Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden.” God put Adam into the most spectacular paradise the world has ever seen, but God put Adam there to work, to cultivate it and keep it. Many people have the false idea that Adam spent all of his days lying around eating and sleeping before the fall, but this wasn’t the case.

Adam would work the garden, but the work would not be hard. It would be enjoyable. Remember that the fall and its consequences had not yet taken place.

This time of work would also serve as a reminder to Adam that God is not only the Creator but also the Sustainer. Adam would work the land, but God is the one who makes it grow. (Hebrews 1:3)

God gave Adam a clear commandment. “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat.” Ask your kids to repeat it out loud.

Adam could eat from every tree of the garden, when he wanted and however much he wanted, except from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This was a very simple and clear commandment from God.

Ask your kids if they understand the commandment.

Adam clearly understood the commandment. He was not confused at all on any part of the commandment.

Gods commandment came with a warning if Adam disobeyed. “For in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Ask your kids what the consequence would be if Adam disobeyed.

God didn’t simply say that Adam would die if he disobeyed. God said that he would surely die. There is an urgency in God’s warning. God is letting Adam know that He is not playing around. If Adam disobeyed, God is letting him know that he will surely, certainly, no games, I’m not playing around, You Will Die!

Ask your kids the following question: If Adam disobeys God does he have an excuse? The answer is no. Adam knew what would happen to him if he disobeyed God.

It is also important to note that Eve had not yet been created by God. This means that the responsibility for obeying this commandment was given to Adam alone. It would be his responsibility, as the spiritual head in his marriage, to teach this command to his wife. This is why God held Adam responsible when both Adam and Eve sinned. (Romans 5:12) This is not to say that Eve held no responsibility when she eventually disobeyed the command. We are all responsible for our own sin.

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18-20

“It is not good for the man to be alone.” Adam had no companion; he was incomplete. He had no suitable helper.

God never intended for man to be alone.

This verse shows us that none of the animals that existed were suitable helpers for Adam. Man and animals are not at an equal level.

Remind your kids that God gave man authority over all of the animals. God gave Adam the job and privilege of naming all of the animals.

“So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:21-24

God caused Adam to go to sleep. This way Adam would not feel any pain or discomfort when God “operated” on him.

God created Eve from one of Adam’s ribs. God used Adam’s own body to create Eve.

In verse 24 we see that marriage was established by God Himself.

It is important, considering the culture we live in, that we make sure that our kids understand the following three things:

  1. Marriage was created by God, not man.
  2. Marriage is sacred, it is not a joke and it is not to be taken lightly.
  3. Marriage is between one man and one woman.
  4. It is to be a monogamous union.
  5. It cannot be altered by any man.

“Be joined to his wife.” This phrase emphasizes a sense of permanence.

“One flesh.” This points to the wonderful result of the union between husband and wife and a fulfillment of the command to multiply and fill the earth.

This has always beenGod’ss designed plan for marriage.

“And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:25

Adam and Eve knew they were physically naked before the fall. Why were they not ashamed to be naked? Because they had not sinned; they were innocent. They had nothing to be ashamed of; nothing to hide.

Ask your kids what we all feel when we sin.

We all feel, to some extent, shame. Why? Because we know we did wrong. Our conscience accuses us. (Romans 2:14-15)

Did God Create Us?

God created Adam and Eve. Did He create us?

The answer is yes. God created each one of us.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Jeremiah 1:5a

“13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:13-16

God didn’t create us in an assembly line.

Each of us is unique, made differently and in the exact way in which God wanted us to physically be. This is important for our kids to understand.

We live in a culture were each and every day there is more emphasis on physical “beauty”. If we have a biblical perspective we will realize that God made us physically the way we are and nothing that God does is wrong.

Let your kids know that instead of worrying about how tall they are or how fast they are, that they should instead be grateful to God for being “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Review Questions

  • How did God create Adam?
  • How was Eve created?
  • What command did God give Adam and Eve?
  • What would happen if they disobeyed?
  • Did God create us?

Take some time to memorize the memory verse at the end of the lesson.

Activities
The Perfect Homemade Playdough
Cloud Dough

Bible Crafts
All Made In God’s Image
Adam And Eve Paper Dolls

Coloring And Activity Page
Creation Of Man Coloring Pages
Adam And Eve Coloring Page

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