Man's First Sin

Main Points to Remember
  1. God has always had rules for man.
  2. God made man. Satan tempted man.
Vocabulary Words
Sin: Disobeying God
God said, “Of every tree of the garden you may eat freely, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”... Read the entire lesson...

learn to obey God

  1. Satan lied to Eve. (T)
  2. Eve was forced to eat the fruit. (F)
  3. Eve influenced Adam to sin. (T)
  4. God didn't punish them for sinning. (F)
Memory Work
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” Proverbs 1:7
Review Questions (can be used with gameboard)

 linguistic questions
  1. What does it mean to sin? to break God's law
  2. What is temptation? the desire to do or have something, usually something wrong
  3. Name all the characters in this lesson. Adam, Eve, serpent, God, angel
  activity questions
  1. Act out the sin where Adam and Eve try to blame others for their sin.
  2. Have students create hand motions as your read this verse: Gen. 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
  3. Have student find Genesis 3 in their Bible.
  emotion questions
  1. What did Eve find appealing about eating the fruit? (it would make her "like God", it seemed to taste good, and it looked good)
  2. How did Adam and Eve feel after they realized they had sinned? they were ashamed and wanted to hide
  3. How do you think God felt when his people he took care of disobeyed him? disappointed, angry, sad
application questions
  1. How might we influence others to sin? (by encouraging actions, by setting a bad example, by simply ignoring sin)
  2. How can we influence others to do what is right? (by setting a good example, by encouraging righteousness, by rebuking sin)


fact questions
  1. What law did Eve and Adam break? (not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil)
  2. Who barred the gate to Eden? (an angel with a flaming sword)
  3. What tree was no longer available after the exile? (the tree of life)
review questions
  1. Why do you think Adam ate the fruit? (1 Timothy 2:14 says he was not deceived)
  2. How was Eve deceived? (the serpent told her that she would not die, and she believed him)
  3. What punishments did they receive? (Adam: toil, Eve: pain and submission, serpent: dust and defeat)