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command. Consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God
in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so
that you obey its lusts. Romans 6:11-12
Anchor story. Adam and Eve, Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25; 3:1-24
as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so
death spread to all men, because all sinned.”
Learning goal. Know what Adam and Eve did to bring about the fall
of all mankind.
Growth goal. You, your family and friends know the account of
Adam and Eve and their fall.
Skill goal. Believers accurately and powerfully recount the
historical account of original sin.
Outcome goal. Believers
crucify the works of the flesh and their desire to sin that they have
inherited from Adam.
Lord Jesus, You died to deliver us from
the consequences of our sin. Please, help us to face up to our sinfulness and
to live by your victory over sin. Amen.
Learn from the account of Adam and Eve, Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25; 3:1-24…
- In whose image was Eve created? Genesis 1:26-28
- Describe how God created Adam’s wife Eve, 2:18-25.
- Describe how
the serpent deceived Eve, 3:1-6.
[According to Ezekiel 28:12-17 and Revelation 12:9, when Satan
first appeared to Eve, he was a dragon with feet, and perfect in
- Describe what Adam and Eve became aware of at once
when they disobeyed God. 3:7
- Describe the
curse that God put upon Adam and Eve, and the human race. 3: 13-24.
During the week… you and
your co-workers visit new believers and explain how sin originated
During worship tell the
story of Adam and Eve, Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25; 3:1-24, and ask the
above questions. Encourage the believers to discuss the answers.
Ask the children to
present what they have prepared.
Memorize 1 John
2:28: Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may
have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
Learn how, like Adam, we have all sinned and our sin made us guilty,
caused shame, and held us in bondage.
Bible teaches that everybody is born with sin, all are sinners, and every one
of us commits sins (1 John 1:8-10).
in Genesis 3:1–9 where sin came from:
What lie did the devil tell to our first
ancestors? [Verses 4 & 5]
What punishment did God announce against
the devil? [Verses 13–15]
What punishment did God announce against
our ancestors? [Verses 16–19]
God banished Adam and Eve from his garden.
Find in Psalm 51:1–5 what
King David said about his sin:
What did he recognize to be his need? [Verses
1 & 2]
What did he say about his sins? [Verse 3]
Against whom did he commit sin? [Verse 4]
When did he become a sinner? [Verse 5]
in Hebrews 12:1–4 how dangerous our sin is:
How apt are we believers to commit sins? [Verse
What did Jesus endure on the cross because
of our sins? [Verse 2]
What can happen to us because of other
sinners? [Verse 3]
Why do we sometimes yield to sin? [Verse
Jesus suffered and died as a sacrifice for our sins.
sins bring three terrible results: guilt, shame and bondage:
1) Guilt. We are guilty before God.
Like a criminal who is tried in a court of
law and condemned by a judge, so we must give an account to God for our sins.
Fortunately, Christ took our sins to the cross where he died in our place.
Thus, God forgives all the sins of those who trust in Jesus.
2) Shame. We suffer shame before
Like a person who has been caught in the
act of doing something shameful, so we humans can suffer great shame before
God when he will reveal all the sins of everyone at the Final Judgment. But —
thanks to God — Jesus Christ suffered public shame in our place, so that,
when he returns, we will not be put to shame.
3) Bondage. We come into bondage to
Like an alcoholic who cannot stop drinking,
and whose family is destroyed by his drinking, so we all become addicted to
sinful things like alcohol, drugs, magic, false gods, immoral activities, and
illicit relationships. But God be praised! When Jesus died on the cross for
us, he destroyed the power of the evil one and provided freedom from our
Plan with your co-workers additional activities for the coming week.
together your congregation’s member’s need to be forgiven and freed.
members need to embrace God’s forgiveness of the sins they have committed? Go
visit them, help them to confess their sins, serve communion to them, and
pray with them to know forgiveness.
members still feel ashamed of their former way of life? Go visit them,
explain how Jesus was put to shame for them, and pray for them to overcome
members need to overcome addictions? Go visit them, help them to renounce
their bad habits, assure them of your continued watch-care and pray for their
your co-workers additional activities for the up-coming worship.
Explain what David said about his sin and
ask the second set of questions listed under # 1, above.
Explain briefly the truths from Romans
3:19–23, 1 John 5:16–19 and Hebrews 12:1-4 mentioned above,
and ask the same questions.
believers who recently found freedom from bad habits or demons give testimonies.
Read or act out Acts 19:11–20.
Then explain how the people confessed their sins and abandoned their bondage
to magic. Thus, they were forgiven, overcame their shame, and were freed from
their bondage to evil spirits.
At Ephesus, those who repented and believed burned their scrolls about magic.
To introduce the Lord’s Table, read
Genesis 3:6-10 and verse 21. Explain that Adam and Eve tried to cover
their shame with fig leaves. But God clothed them with animal skins because
our sins must be hidden from God’s sight with the blood of an innocent
victim. The animal sacrifices foretold Jesus the Lamb of God who took away
Form small groups of two and three.
Let them confess any public sins and pray for each other’s forgiveness and
Memorize together Isaiah 1:18.