Theme: God gave Adam 1 rule
“And the LORD God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.'” (Gen. 2:16-17)
Scripture Memory: Review Romans 3:23
Catechism Q&A: Q. What covenant did God make with Adam? A. The covenant of works.
Q. What was Adam bound to do by the covenant of works? A. To obey God perfectly.
Making Rules: Do your children understand rules? If they’re like mine, they probably have a fuzzy idea but couldn’t define the word clearly. Before reading today’s Scripture passage, play this fun “make your own rule” ball game.
Gather some balls and baskets or boxes beforehand. When it’s time for the game, ask your children what a rule is. Talk about their definitions, then give one of your own: A rule is a command that must be obeyed consistently. What sorts of rules do you have in your house? Name some of the rules. Then tell them that they get to make the rules for this game! They can make rules for the following 4 areas:
- What is the playing field?
- How do you move the balls around?
- When do you get points?
- Is there anything you CAN’T do during game play?
Spend 10 minutes or so playing their game together! When the game is done, sit down and read Genesis 2:8-17. What was the one rule that God gave Adam? Shouldn’t be too hard, should it?