Sin Entered the World
There is one God, the Father… and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:6
Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story takes us back to the garden of Eden. Before the fall, Adam and Eve enjoyed a loving, two-way relationship with God. The gardenwas a true paradise. God filled the garden with good gifts so that they might enjoy them and give thanks to God.The Lord gave them only one restriction: “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” and the punishment was severe: “You will certainly die” (Gen. 2:17).
Adam and Eve believed the serpent’s lie, and they sinned. Because of their sin, God cast them out of the garden. Though they did not die right away, sin’s effect was immediate and thorough. Their lives and their children’s lives—and the lives of all of mankind—would be forever affected by their choice. As your kids become increasingly aware of the bad news—that we are all sinners from birth—rejoice with them over the good news: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15).
Adam and Eve sinned.
BIG PICTURE QUESTION:
- What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.
FAMILY DISCUSSION STARTERS:
- God gave Adam and Eve a rule.
- What are some rules in our home?
- Why do we have them?
- Are rules good or bad?
- How was the world different after Adam and Eve sinned? (Life was painful. Work was hard. Adam and Eve were not close to God anymore. God sent Adam and Eve out of the garden.)
Pray as a family that God would help each family member to recognize their sin and their need for a Savior.