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Adam and Eve | Temptation | Youth Group Activity

Penulis : A. James on Friday, June 7, 2013 | 8:11 PM

The bible story of Adam and Eve is a great way to teach Youth Group kids about temptation. While many kids will know the bible story of Adam and Eve, some may not. As Youth Group leaders or even Sunday school teachers, we assume the kids have heard basic bible stories, but this isn't always the case.

A lesson I learned...

This past Wednesday night I said, "You've all heard the story of Noah's Ark, right?"

To my surprise, three kids in our Youth Group didn't have a clue who Noah was or even what the ark was.

These three kids were not regulars and had been coming with other kids for several weeks, but I assumed they knew the story, but they didn't. This taught me a good lesson - never assume anything!

Adam and Eve Bible Story
Youth Group Activity
Photo: grongar

Adam and Eve Bible Story

Begin by laying a bit of foundation. Start with the basics of how God made Adam and Eve and how they were allowed to stay in the Garden of Eden as long as they didn't eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Go on to explain how Lucifer was once an angel, but the temptation to rule over God became to great and caused Lucifer and the angels who followed him to be cast out of heaven. Today we call him Satan or the devil.

Of course, Lucifer didn't stop there. He wanted to trick Adam and Eve into eating the fruit. He even tries every day to get us to do things we shouldn't. He is tempting us. We have to rely on God to help us with those temptations.

Maybe it is smoking. Maybe it is drinking. Maybe it is talking back to your mom and dad. Maybe bullying kids at school or stealing. It could even be running away or taking drugs.

Ask the kids if they can name some temptations they may face.

Wait for answers.

Explain how Satan disguised as a serpent tricked Eve into eating the fruit and that she also gave some to Adam. The serpent tempted Eve with being able to know as much as God.

Eve gave into temptation causing she and Adam to be thrown out of the Garden of Eden forever.

Youth Group Activity

This Youth Group activity is great to use as a reminder of how easy it is to give into temptation. Stress over and over again how important it is to resist the devil and pray for God's help to do so.

What you'll need:
  • a large piece of paper like bulletin board paper or a white sheet (you can also use a wall or large rock)
  • paint
  • paint brushes, stencils, or stamps
What to do:

Have a teen or adult paint a tree trunk on the paper or sheet. Then, give the kids a paint brush or stamp and let them create the leaves on the tree. We let the kids go outside and pick large leaves off of trees and used them as stamps.

Let the kids work to add leaves to the top of the tree until you feel it is finished.

Once finished add this verse along with a serpent to the bottom of the paper or sheet:

Mark 14:38 KJV
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
Be sure to hang the tree where the Youth Group can see it each time they enter the room. Talk about the tree often to remind kids that temptation comes in all forms and we can't resist them ourselves. We need God's help.

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