As For Me and My House Moments-Session 2

As For Me and My House Moments

Joshua 24:15

 Adam and Eve Sin

God Requires Obedience of His Creatures

Genesis 2:15 – 3:19

Week 2

 Weekly Focus: 

  • This week’s story gives us a great opportunity to share with our children what sin is and how it can affect our lives.  Read through the story of Adam and Eve’s fall throughout this week.  Here are a few headlines that we can pull directly from the text. 
    • Because God made us, he is our Lord and our Master.  He makes the rules and gives the orders and we must obey.
    • Sin is doing what we want to do instead of what God want us to do.
    • God didn’t make the world as it is.  Everything he created was good.  Sin damaged God’s creation and brought in all that is ugly.
    • They had changed so that now they were sinful by nature.
  • Because God made us, he is our Lord and our Master.  He makes the rules and gives the orders and we must obey.
    • Remember the story of the batch of cookies?  If I buy flour, eggs, and sugar and bake a batch of cookies, whose cookies are they?  Mine, of course; I made them.  What can I do with my cookies?  I can do whatever I want to do with them; they belong to me.  Since God made us, we belong to God.  And because we are his, we are to live our lives doing what he wants us to do.
  • Sin is doing what we want to do instead of what God want us to do.
    • Teaching our children an important view on sin is essential for them.  Without a proper view on sin they will not recognize their need for a Savior.  Not only do we sin when we do what we want to do instead of what God wants us to do, but we also sin when we disobey the people that God has placed over us.  If a parent gives good instruction, instruction that is not sinful in itself, to a child and that child disobeys it is considered sin.  God placed those people over us to give us instruction and guidance.
  • God didn’t make the world as it is.  Everything he created was good.  Sin damaged God’s creation and brought in all that is ugly.
    • This is a great chance for you to start giving your children a proper understanding why the world that they live in looks and behaves the way it does.  As a result of the sin of Adam and Eve we all at some point in time will face sickness and death.  Sometime we get sick and the reason why we get sick is because sin came into our world through Adam and Eve. 
  • They had changed so that now they were sinful by nature.
    • Unfortunately, it is not only the world around us that was changed because of sin.  Because of sin we too have to fight against doing what we want to do and obeying God.  Adam and Eve passed their sinful ways on to their children, grandchildren, and all people that would ever be born would be sinful.  Everyone would want to do what they wanted to do and not what God wants them to do. 
  • God is the Creator of all mankind.  That makes him the Ruler of all mankind.  He requires our obedience.  Disobedience always brings horrible consequences.

 This Weeks Verse:          

  • Psalm 95:6 – Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

 Suggested Activities for the Week:  

  • List the things we can know about God from this story.
  • Discuss recent temptations you or your family members have faced.  How does Satan still use the same methods today?
  • What kinds of things do people—including you and your children—do that show they now have sinful natures?
  • Discuss God’s authority as our Maker.  He does not ask for our obedience; he requires it.   

Parental Encouragement:

 Parents,

This is the second week of our study through the scriptures.  I pray that the first week was a success.  If it wasn’t then I encourage you to pick up where we are at and begin leading your children through the passages that we are reviewing each week.  Don’t let the busyness of your schedule keep you from this important time in your child’s life.  If possible, join with your spouse in reviewing and preparing for each of your families devotion times.  Keep the times short and relevant to your family’s specific needs.  If you have a 2 year old, only use small biblical truths to provide them with the instruction they need, “God loves us.”  As our children get older, 3 – 5, we can begin building from that, “God loves us and wants us to obey Him.”  As our children get older still we can begin instilling more and going further in-depth with them.  Don’t forget, this is not a last minute cramming for a test, the journey of discipleship is a long one and one in which we are to take our children by the hand day by day and lead them to obedience in God.

 Joshua 24:15

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Mighty acts of God: a family Bible storybook, Starr Meade – Tim O’Connor – Crossway Books – 2010; Pg. 20-22.

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