Saturday, July 18, 2009

Family Home Evening Lesson #36: ADAM AND EVE

1. Opening Prayer

2. Sing "All Things Bright and Beautiful" Children's Songbook pg. 231

3. Read Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

4. Read and discuss "Adam and Eve" from The Gospel Art Picture Kit:

Adam and Eve were the first man and woman to live on the earth . God blessed them and told them to have children. Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden, where they could talk with and see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

There were many trees in the Garden of Eden. God told Adam and Eve they could eat fruit from all the trees except one: the tree of knowledge of good and evil. “Nevertheless,” the Lord said, “thou mayest choose for thyself … ; but, remember that I forbid it, for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Moses 3:17)

Satan came to the garden and tempted Eve to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Eve told Satan that the Lord had commanded her and Adam not to eat it or they would be cast out of the garden to die.

Satan lied, telling Eve, “Ye shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4; Moses 4:10). He also said the fruit would make her wise so she would know good and evil. Eve chose to eat the fruit. Then she gave some of the fruit to Adam, and he also ate. When Adam and Eve heard the voice of the Lord, they hid because they were ashamed that they had disobeyed God.

When God asked Adam and Eve if they had eaten the forbidden fruit, they confessed that they had. God cast Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden.

Even though they had to leave the beautiful garden, Adam and Eve believed that God loved them, and they had faith that He would send Jesus Christ to be their Savior.

5. Closing Prayer

Additional Resources: Adam's Role in Bringing Us Mortality (Ensign, Jan. 2006)
The Creation (Gospel Principles, Chapter 5)
The Fall of Adam and Eve (Gospel Principles, Chapter 6)

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