APRIL 23 – MIDWEEK LESSON

LESSON: IN THE BEGINNING  // ADAM AND EVE // PRESCHOOL

TOPICS: Adam and Eve, Animals, Creation, Following God

BASIC TRUTH:  God created a beautiful garden and created Adam and Eve to take care of it .

MEMORY VERSE: (12 minutes)

God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind.” Genesis 1:25

PARENT/CHILD ACTIVITY: Talk about the different animals that you might find at the zoo. Make the sounds together just for fun and talk about what animals do. This gives your child an idea of what it is like for animals that he or she might not see on a regular basis. Tell your child how

God made all the animals and living creatures to enjoy the earth. Everything He made was good.

*(Complete the cut out page and coloring page.)

LESSON INTRODUCTION: (10 minutes)

Before our Easter lessons we learned about how, “In the beginning”, God created everything.

Today, we are learning about God’s greatest creation, man and woman. The first man created by God, was Adam. God gave Adam a very special job. He was to take care of the beautiful garden and name all of the animals that God also created. God also made the first woman, Eve, to help Adam with this difficult but special job! (scripture used: Genesis 2:15)

 READ: Genesis 2:15-22 (Read from a children’s Bible)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: (5 minutes)

  1. What was our story about today? (Adam and Eve.)
  2. Why did God put Adam in the Garden of Eden? (To take care of the beautiful garden.)
  3. Why did God bring all of the animals to Adam? (To see what he would name them.)
  4. Were any of the animals a suitable helper for Adam ? (No)
  5. How did God create a helper for Adam? (God, made Adam fall into a deep sleep and then He created a woman, Eve, using a rib he took from Adam.

APPLICATION:  

Tell your child that we need to thank God for His love and kindness and for creating such a beautiful place for us to live. 

LESSON: JOHN THE BAPTIST //PREPARING THE WAY // Elementary

TOPICS: Baptism, John the Bap0st, Repentance

BASIC TRUTH: God called John the Baptist to prepare the way for the Messiah. 

MEMORY  VERSE: (10 minutes)

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Matthew 3:11

PARENT/CHILD ACTIVITY: Refreshing Water (Object Talk) *See attached page. (5 minutes)

LESSON INTRODUCTION:  

Our lesson is from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke about how John the Baptist prepared the way for the Messiah. John baptized people with water in the Jordon River. It was a time of confession and repentance for the forgiveness of sins. This encouraged the people. It gave them strength and hope. Baptism in the Jordon River did not save them, but it prepared them for the coming of Jesus, the Messiah. 

READ: Matthew 3:1-11 (John the Baptist Prepares the Way) 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: (5 minutes)

  1. According to Matthew 3:2, what did John the Baptist say in the wilderness? (Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near”)
  2. What major prophet foretold of John’s coming? (Isaiah.)
  3. How would you describe John the Baptist? (He wore clothes made from camel’s hair, and he ate locusts and wild honey.)
  4. John baptized with water. John said one more powerful than he would come. To whom was John referring? (Jesus)
  5. With what would Jesus baptize people? (With the Holy Spirit and fire.)

READ: Luke 3:1-18 (John the Baptist Prepares the Way)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: (5 minutes)

  1. What did John the Baptist say would happen to every tree that didn’t produce good fruit? (It would be cut down and thrown into the fire.)
  2. After the people asked John for advice, what did he say a person with two shirts (tunics) should do? (Share one with a person who had none.)
  3. What did John the Baptist tell the tax collectors to do? (Collect no more than what was required.)
  4. Whom did the people think John the Baptist was? (They thought he was the Messiah.)
  5. How did John the Baptist prepare the way for Jesus? (He preached a baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins, symbolic of what Jesus would actually do for us. John persuaded the people to live godly lives in preparation for following Jesus.)

APPLICATION: (2 Minutes)

God called John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus. People needed to make a change in their hearts in order to enter God’s Kingdom. John told the people that being children of Abraham was not enough. They also had to admit that they were sinners and then repent. John’s baptism symbolized the change in the hearts of the people, and showed that they were ready for the Messiah who would bring actual forgiveness. After we receive Jesus into our hearts, we are baptized in obedience to Him for the forgiveness of our sins and to walk a new life. Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20. *God calls us to prepare the way for others to know Jesus.

Steps for leading a friend to Christ:

  1. RECOGNIZE
  2. REPENT – SURRENDER
  3. RECEIVE

*Pray for God to put someone in your life to lead to the Lord.

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