Man Disobeys God
In the Beginning Series: Lesson #9
Bible Verse: Obey the LORD God. Deut. 27:10
Past verses: Help one another. Galatians 5:13
Bible Story for children:
The importance of obedience
Prop ideas: Tropical Fruit (Real or plastic)
Adam and Eve lived in the Garden that God had created for them, the Garden of Eden.
There were lots and lots of plants and trees there. Adam and Eve were to work in the
garden and to take care of it. God told them that they could eat the fruit of any of the
trees in the Garden EXCEPT from the one found in the center of the Garden, the Tree
of Knowledge of Good and Evil. There was more than enough fruit to choose from.
The Bible tells us that the serpent was more crafty than any of the other wild animals.
One day he spoke to Eve in the Garden. He said “Did God really say that ‘you must not
eat any fruit from the trees in the Garden’?” Eve responded, “That’s not true. We may
eat fruit from the trees in the Garden. But God did say that we must not eat fruit from
the tree in the middle of the Garden.” The serpent told Eve to go ahead and eat it. What
God had told her wasn’t true. It would be OK to eat the fruit from that tree.
Eve looked at the fruit and saw that it looked like good food. It was probably pretty
tasty. She took some and ate it. She then gave some to her husband Adam, who was
with her, and he ate it, too. They immediately knew that what they had done was
wrong. They knew that they had disobeyed God. Because they had disobeyed God, they
tried to hide from Him when He came to the Garden. But no one can hide from God!
God knew where they were AND He knew what they had done.
Adam and Eve had sinned. Because they had disobeyed God, they had to leave the
Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve would have to work very hard to farm the land to grow
plants for food. Life had been a lot easier in the Garden of Eden; the work had not been
as hard. But because they had not obeyed, they would not be able to