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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Use this Sunday school activity with the Garden of Eden Sunday school lesson or any bible lesson about Adam and Eve.

    This activity can be used as an individual activity or as a group whichever you prefer.

    Garden of Eden Sunday School Activity

    This activity is really simple, but it will help the kids remember the story of the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve were tempted by the serpent - Satan.

    What you'll need for individual students:

    • one piece of construction paper per student (poster board can also be used for larger projects)
    • green shaped leaves cut from construction paper (you can have these pre-cut or allow the kids to cut their own. If you'd like - take a nature walk to talk about all the things God has made and let the kids pick up a few leaves to trace onto their green paper before cutting.)
    • glue
    • brown markers or crayons for drawing the tree trunk (brown construction paper can also be used to make the tree trunk.
    • pencils for tracing
    • scissors for cutting
    Let the kids make their own tree of knowledge of good and evil or even a tree of life whichever works best with your Sunday school lesson.

    If you are talking about temptation, you can print out the Garden of Eden coloring page for the kids to add to their tree when finished with the leaves. This will serve as a reminder that Satan is always looking for ways to tempt us and we need to rely on God to help us resist that temptation.
    Photo: Tiny Tall

    What you'll need for a large class project:

    • a wall, large poster board, large cardboard, sheet or anything else you can think of
    • green paint, or construction paper for leaves
    • brown paint, or construction paper for tree trunk
    • markers, pens, or pencils for tracing, if needed
    • scissors, if not using paint
    • a way to hang up your finished project, if needed

    Make the tree as big as you like. You can hang it outside on a clothes line or paint it straight onto a wall for other members of the church to see.

    May God bless you in your journey to teach children about the love of God.

    While the serpent isn't one of my favorite things in the bible, it is still very important for the kids to understand how temptation can ruin their lives.

    I've added this Sunday school coloring page of the serpent below because kids need to fully understand that Satan is everywhere and we need God to help us resist him.

    You can use this coloring page from the Garden of Eden Sunday school lesson for each individual child or just print out one and use it with the Sunday school activity of  Adam and Eve.

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    Thank you and may God bless you as you teach children about the word of God.

    Garden of Eden

    Sunday School Coloring Pages

    (Double click the image to print.)



    Garden of Eden
    Sunday School Lesson
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    Just saying the words 'Garden of Eden' sends my mind to a tropical paradise filled with friendly animals, fresh clean water, amazing plants, and the most delicious fruit I can imagine. I've often wondered what kind of place that must have been.

    Imagine - Adam and Even didn't have to worry about any thing in the Garden of Eden. God supplied their every need.

    But, just like today, we often want something we shouldn't want. That is exactly what happened to Eve. Even though the serpent was smooth taking, Eve could have resisted, but instead she gave into temptation.

    Let's see what happens in the Sunday school lesson - Garden of Eden.

    Garden of Eden - Sunday School Lesson

    The Garden of Eden must have been a sight to see. Words couldn't possibly describe what it looked like. Adam and Eve didn't even have to work for their food. God supplied it all. He supplied food, water, and companionship for Adam, Eve and all the animals. God even walked and talked with them.

    What more could they want?

    Temptation is a bad thing. It is hard to overcome, but no matter how hard, we must walk away and always do the right thing.


    Temptation didn't just start with Adam and Eve though.

    Begin your Sunday school lesson by telling the kids a bit about Lucifer who became Satan and just how much danger temptation can cause.

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    One day, we are not told exactly when, an angel named Lucifer wanted to take over heaven and all things that God had made. He even tried to turn the other angels against God. Some of the angels listened to Lucifer.

    God was stronger than Lucifer though and God cast Lucifer and all the angles that were doing what Lucifer said, out of heaven. Lucifer should have known that he couldn't over throw God. Even he gave into the temptation to be ruler of everything.

    Where did that get him?

    Let the kids answer and see what kind of answers they give you. Some kids may not even want to say the words. They may just point down and that's okay as long as they know the answer.


    Talk a little bit about temptation. Temptation is anything that makes us want something we shouldn't or desire to do something that is wrong. It's anything that can cause us to do something that is not right or not wise.

    Adam and Eve

    Adam and Even had it all, but what did they do? They gave into temptation. Let's see what happened.

    Lucifer became Satan after he was tossed out of heaven, but that didn't stop him. He wanted to win more than ever and tried to deceive Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden.

    And guess what.

    It worked.

    Satan disguised himself as a serpent and slithered his way into the Garden of Eden.

    The serpent found Even and began his plan to tempt her to do something that was wrong. What was it?

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    He wanted her to eat of the fruit off the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This was the one tree in the whole garden she and Adam were not allowed to eat from, but did she stand firm for God or did she give into temptation?

    Wait for answers.

    She gave in.

    First, think about this for a minute. If a creepy snake began talking to you, wouldn't you think something was up? Second, Eve had all of the other fruit and food in the garden, why was the fruit from this tree so important for her to eat?

    Because she was told not too.

    As children, you are given rules to abide by. These rules are set by God and by your parents or guardians. These rules were made to protect you and to guide you.

    How often have you been tempted to do the opposite of those rules?

    Let's look at a few rules you may be tempted to break.

    • going to bed when told
    • staying up later than told
    • telling a lie to get out of trouble
    • being jealous of what others have
    • taking cookies or sweets when told not to
    Try to think of several circumstances that may work well with your age children.


    How Should You React to Temptation?

    First, remember, temptation is never good. Second, before giving in, stop long enough to pray to ask God to help you not go along with whatever you're facing.

    Last, pray each day that God will help you when situations like this arise because they will arise.

    What Do We Learn?

    After Adam and Eve ate the fruit, God cast them out of the Garden of Eden. Not only that, but now they would have to work for their food. God wouldn't supplying them with every thing as he had before. They had to till the ground and plant food. It was hard work.

    Do you want to know what else?

    Adam and Eve could have lived forever in the Garden of Eden, but now after giving in to temptation, they will grow old and die.

    Why would they want to give up everything for a single bite?

    Answer that question with another...Why do you do the things that you do when you know they are wrong?

    Satan tempts us every day just as he did Adam and Eve.

    It may be small things like taking someone's ball or hair bow, or it could be something big like stealing a car or robbing a bank.

    Satan does all he can to tempt us into doing wrong things. The next time you are faced with a temptation like Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden, remember to pray for God's help.

    And guess what.

    He will help you.


    Sunday, May 19, 2013

    Sunday School Lesson
    Bible stories for children are a fantastic addition to any Sunday school lesson. Kids and adults can pick up little (and big) points from these bible stories.

    Today our Sunday school lesson is going to focus around Gideon in the bible. He does what we all want to do from time to time. He asks God for a sign. When he is asking God for a sign, God gives him one. Actually, God gives him several.

    Let's look at what God needs Gideon to do and how Gideon reacts by asking God to give him a sign.

    Gideon - Bible Story for Children

    You can find the bible story of Gideon in Judges 6.
    Begin your Sunday school lesson by asking if any of the children know what an idol is. For younger children, stick with idols made out of wood, stone, or gold. For older children or adults, you can even talk about idols being money, video games, or sports.

    An idol can be anything that takes more of your time than you give to God.

    The Sunday School Lesson

    Start the story by telling the kids how the children (or people) of Israel would worship God for a
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    while, then worship idols, then back to God, then back to idols again.

    At a time when the children of Israel were worshipping idols, God began to let the Midianites come into their land to take their food, destroy their crops, and take their animals. He wanted Israel to look to him instead of the idols.

    The bible tells us that there was a young man by the name of Gideon whom God chose to save Israel.

    Now, that doesn't mean that Gideon went right then at that very moment to take on the entire Midianite army by himself. No. He needed to be sure that God was really going to go with him and that God was really going to use him to save Israel.

    You see, Gideon's family was poor and he was the least of his brothers. Gideon wondered why God had chosen him instead of someone stronger or richer.

    Explain to the children that God doesn't make mistakes.

    Bible Verse for this Sunday School Lesson

    Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV
     For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    We may not fully understand God's plans, but he always has a plan. We need only to trust him. He knows what he is doing. He doesn't make mistakes.

    God Can Use You Too

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    for your kids.
    God was going to use Gideon.

    Did you know that God can use you too. He may not use you to defeat a huge army, but he may need you to bring your friends to church, to help your grandparents with work that needs done, or even to grow up to teach others about him?

    Gideon didn't think he was the right man for the job, so he asked the Angel of the Lord for a sign.

    The angel gave him a sign he couldn't miss...

    The angel told Gideon to set his meat and bread onto a rock, then pour broth over the food. When Gideon did as the angel said, fire rose up out of the rock and consumed the food. Immediately, the angel disappeared out of his sight.

    Another Sign from God

    After this, Gideon still wasn't sure. So, days later, Gideon began asking for another sign from God.

    This time, he laid a sheep's fleece on the ground and asked God to make the fleece wet with dew during the night, but keep the ground dry. Then, Gideon went to bed.

    The next morning, the ground was dry and the fleece was so wet that when Gideon wrung it out, there was a whole bowlful of water that came out of it.

    Guess what!
    Gideon Sunday School Lesson
    Sheep's Fleece
    Photo: Mike Nass Wikimedia

    Gideon still wasn't sure God was going to use him to save the Israelites.

    So, what did he do?

    He asked God for another sign.

    This time, he laid the fleece down on the ground and asked God to make the ground wet, but to leave the fleece dry. Then, he went to bed.

    The next morning, Gideon went to the fleece.

    Guess what!

    The ground was wet and the fleece was dry just as Gideon had asked God to do.

    This was the third sign from God Gideon needed. Finally, Gideon was ready to go into battle.


    What We Learned from This Sunday School Lesson

    Gideon shouldn't have needed a sign from God. God told him he was the one and he told him he would go with him. Still, Gideon doubted.

    We are like that sometimes.

    Did you know that God speaks to us too?

    Think about it.

    Have you ever been about to do something wrong and you 'feel' like you shouldn't? It's that feeling that tells you not to do something you know is wrong.

    Maybe you have a friend at school or a family member that doesn't know about Jesus. Have you ever had a 'feeling' that you should tell them about Jesus or ask them to come to church?

    That feeling is God.

    He is talking to you from the inside. The next time you have that 'feeling' listen to it and obey it.

    You don't need a sign from God. He is already there telling you what you should do.

    We designed this Sunday school activity to go along with the Gideon bible story Sunday school lesson. All you need to do is print out one copy for each child. Don't worry - it's FREE. We do what we do to spread God's word and love every minute of it!

    You will need some glue and cotton balls too!

    Sunday School Activity

    After you've told the Gideon Sunday school lesson, give each child one copy of the page below, some cotton balls, and some glue. The bottle glue works better than stick glue, but you can use either.

    Show the kids how to pull the cotton balls apart to spread them over the sheep. If you'd like, add the glue to the sheep yourself and let the kids add the spread out cotton balls.

    If you'd like, have the kids color grass under the sheep, draw some clouds, and add eyes to the sheep before gluing on the cotton.

    The top of the page gives the parents an idea of what their child learned in Sunday school today. You can always cut off the top of the page if you decide to use the sheep for a different lesson.

    Sunday School Activity


    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Moses Sunday School Lesson
    Burning Bush
    Photo: pixydust8605 flickr
    The bible story of Moses would take many hours to tell from start to finish, so instead of beginning when Moses was a baby and put into the basket (that's another Sunday school lesson), we're going to focus on the type of man he was, the burning bush, and how God has a plan for us just like he did Moses.


    Who was Moses? Moses was a man who began his life running from death. You see, when Moses was born, it was a time when all the baby boys in the land were not supposed to be left alive. It was a horrible time, yet God saved Moses through the Pharaoh's daughter who raised him as her own.

    As years passed, Moses became a man who didn't believe he could do the things God needed him to do.

    Ask the kids, "Do you think you could do the things God needs you to do?"

    Ask other questions to prompt the children to think like:

    • Do you think you could move away from your family if God ask you to?
    • Do you think you could live in a different country if God asked?
    • Could you leave everything behind?
    • Would you become a preacher who preaches on TV or pastor a small church?
    • Could you give all your money away to live in a tent?
    • Could you study your bible to teach Sunday school?
    • What about just telling your best friend about God?
    • Could you write a book of bible stories?
    Moses was a man who didn't think he was capable of doing anything. He watched his father-in-law's flock. He didn't have a lot of money. He was not famous. He didn't talk well. What could he do for God?

    The Burning Bush

    One day, when Moses was watching the flock, he came to a mountain. Suddenly, the angel of the Lord (Jesus before he came to earth) appeared to Moses in a burning bush. Moses looked and saw the burning bush, but the bush was not burning away.

    Ask the kids, "Have you ever been camping?"

    When you put wood on the fire, did it burn away or did the wood stay the same? Of course, the wood burned away. That is why it was a miraculous event that happened when the bush was blazing flames, but not turning to ashes.

    As the angel of the Lord spoke to Moses, he told Moses to take off his shoes because he was on holy ground. Moses realizing who was talking to him out of the bush was afraid to look at it. Long ago, people believed that if you saw God face-to-face, you would surely die.

    But, the Lord had a job for Moses.

    Moses was to lead his people, the Israelites, out of slavery. The were being treated terribly and God needed Moses to go to the Pharaoh, and tell him to let his people go.

    The trouble was that Moses didn't believe he could do it. He didn't think he was the right man for the job. He said, "I do not speak very well. I talk slowly." Even though God told Moses he would be with him during this time, Moses still didn't think he was worthy of doing this job for God.

    God was upset with Moses and told him to take his brother, Aaron, with him when he went to Pharaoh.

    Moses did go and he did lead God's people out of slavery.

    What Can We Learn?

    What can we learn from this Sunday school lesson about Moses? We can learn that no matter how well we speak, how well we read, whether we are super smart, whether we are rich, where we live, what kind of clothes we have, if we are scared, or if we don't believe in ourselves, that when God goes with us we can do anything. God has a plan for each of us.

    God doesn't ask us to do anything we can't do.

    He can use each one of us. We only need to listen for him and to do what he needs us to do. We may not hear the words of God coming out of a burning bush the way Moses did, but we can hear the voice inside us that helps guide us to do what we are supposed to do.

    Bible Verses for this Sunday School Lesson

    Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.