Week of 1.29.2023 | Day Two
Here are some verses for your family to read about how the serpent deceived Eve:
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
Ask younger kids specific questions about the story or to retell the story. Ask older kids critical thinking questions. Here are a few suggestions:
What is the first thing the serpent says to Eve?
What was the one rule God gave to Adam and Eve in the garden? (Gen. 2:17)
What was the second thing the serpent said to Eve?
Was that true or a lie?
Did Eve believe the serpent’s lie or did she trust in what God had said?
What happened after she sinned?
How are you tempted to believe the lies of the enemy instead of trusting in God’s truth?
Lead your family in a time of prayer over what you read.
Consider the ACTS model (Adoration- Adore or praise God, Confession- Confess sin, Thanksgiving- Thank God, and Supplication- Ask God to supply your needs)
Today we will focus on C-Confess: Heavenly Father, we confess that we have sinned against you, a holy and perfect God. We had fallen into the trap of the enemy, just as Eve did, believing lies that make us think we can find pleasure and happiness our own way instead of in You. Help us to see the specific ways we have sinned and correct it in us. We want to be more like Christ! Amen.