Use this Adam and Eve Sunday School lesson to teach about how Satan lies to us and never delivers exactly what he promises in the temptation.
Needed: a ripped up dollar bill, crumbled cookie, or similar broken prize. Don't let the children see the "prize".
for a volunteer to do something silly, like stand on their head or
"oink" like a pig for 5 seconds. Tell them that if they do it, you'll
give them (a dollar, a cookie, etc.).
you'll probably have a number of them wanting to volunteer for the silly
action. If you want, you can crumble multiple cookies and promise them
all cookies for doing activities. Just tell them that they will all
receive their cookies after everyone has done the activity who wants to.
give them all crumbled up cookies. When they complain, tell them that
you promised them a cookie and you gave them a cookie. You never told
them that the cookie would be in good condition.
Say something like, And that's kind of what happened to Adam and Eve in the Bible.
(Read Genesis 3:1-8.)
Did Satan, the snake, promise to give Eve something good if she ate the fruit she wasn't supposed to?
Was she happy after she ate the fruit?
was kind of like Satan promised her something good, just like I offered
you a cookie, but when she got it, it wasn't as good as she thought it
Satan always does that. He tries to tempt us
to do things that are wrong, and he makes it sound like doing wrong
things is fun or will give us something that we want, but then if we do
the wrong thing, we just feel bad about it.
Satan's trick. If he wants you to do something wrong, it will never be
something you feel good about afterwards. So don't do it. Tell Satan you
know his trick and that you won't do the wrong thing he's tempting you
to do. It's that easy!
Let's pray about that.
prayer: Father God, thank You for teaching us about Satan's lies and
tricks. Help us to know that he never gives us what we really want. In
Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
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