Christian Religious Knowledge JSS1

Topic: BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF FIRST HUMAN DISOBEDIENCE

LESSON 1

DISOBEDIENCE

Prayer: O lord forgive all my sins and cleanse me with your blood

BIBLE REFERENCE: Genesis 39: 10, James 1: 13 – 14

If we are tempted by such trials, we must not say, “This temptation comes from God.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.  But we are tempted when we are drawn away and trapped by our own evil desires”. James 1:13 – 14(Good news translation).

Before Adam and Eve submitted to the temptation of sin, they had lived happily together in the Garden of Eden. God instructed them never  to touch or eat any of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden. If they did, they would die.

But the serpent tempted and encouraged Eve to do so. It told her that she would not die but that her eyes would be open and she would be like God and know the difference between good and evil.

The tree itself looked good and tempting, so eve ate some of its fruit and gave some to it to Adam, her husband who also ate  and immediately the eyes of both of them were opened and they discovered that they were naked.

Adam and Eve felt the presence of God in the garden, they hid themselves among the trees of the garden. When God called Adam and asked him where he was, he replied, I heard the sound of your voice and hid in the garden. I was afraid because I am naked so i hid myself. God then asked Adam who told you are naked. Have you eaten of the tree i commanded you not to? Adam replied, the woman whom you created gave me to eat. Eve on her part said it was the serpent that made her eat it, God condemned Adam and Eve and sent them away from the garden.

MORAL LESSON

Avoid Sinful acts: Sin breaks our relationship with God while God protects and guides those who do his will, he punishes or condemns those who refuse to obey him. We must avoid all sinful acts and do the will of God always.

Obey God: If Adam and Eve had not disobeyed God the way they did, they would have continued to live in the Garden of Eden. They would not have recognized their nakedness and they wouldn’t have been condemned or driven out of the garden.

Overcoming Temptation: Adam and Eve were unable to overcome the temptation of the serpent, the devil. We must expect temptations at all times but we must try not to be defeated or conquered by it.

LESSON 2

CONSEQUENCES OF SIN

PRAYER: O LORD FORGIVE ME ALL SINS AND CLEANSE ME WITH YOUR BLOOD

BIBLE REFERENCE: GENESIS 39:10, JAMES 1:13 – 14

The consequences of sin are as follows:

  1. Separation From GOD: “But your iniquities (sin) has caused a separation between you and your God.” (Isaiah 59:2a)  This is by far the biggest consequence of sin.  Every sin is an offense to God, and God cannot be in the presence of sin.  That is why if you choose to keep committing the same sins without repentance, you will stop feeling His presence in your life.
  2. Eternal Death Sentence“For the wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23)  It is my prayer that this verse really speaks to you.  A true believer will repent of their sins, but those who are rebellious are in serious trouble!  Eternal death (separation from God forever) awaits all who choose  not to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  • Consequence of sin is death Roman 6:23: Death is the epitome of sin penalty that was the warning given when God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the fruit of forbidden tree; it was the direct expression of God curse upon man when he disobeyed. Penalty of death extended to separation, from God because of sin death is invested will fear a terror to man.
  • The Death of Abel (Genesis 4:1 – 9): Cain was the first born of Adam and because he had inherited the sin of his parents he started to do evil, he killed his brother Abel. Cain made sacrifices to God with poor farm products being a farmer but his brother Abel used the best of his animals to sacrifice to God, he was a cattleman, God accepted the sacrifice of Abel and rejected that of Cain. Cain became angry and decided to kill his brother.

     3. Man’s attitude to God: After Adam and Eve had committed sin by disobeying God, They saw themselves as naked and they felt                     unclean to come to the presence of God. Sin brought a sense of guilt to their minds and destroyed the intimacy they once had with                     God. They became ashamed and couldn’t come boldly to God’s presence.

  • Consequences of Sin to the Human race: The fall of man had a terrible effect not only on Adam and Eve but on all who descended from them. The children of Adam became sinful and continued in the sins of their parents.
  • Consequence of sin is death Roman 6:23: Death is the epitome of sin penalty that was the warning given when God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the fruit of forbidden tree; it was the direct expression of God curse upon man when he disobeyed. Penalty of death extended to separation, from God because of sin death is invested will fear a terror to man.

MORAL LESSON

Sin is the enemy of mankind, It always put man to shame and disgrace. Christians are to run away from sin, it is very dangerous to our Christian life.

Sin is like a trap when it catches you, it is not easy to escape. It changes man from his original being . It destroys the spirit state.

Unborn generations can still suffer the punishment of sin committed now. The punishment of the sins of Adam extends to this present generation and still will to the last generation on earth.

Sin attracts punishment bigger than the punishment of Adam. Christians must know that the gravity of the shuttering of ignorance of sin is equivalent to that of deliberate sin. The only way out is, prayerfulnessand carefulness.

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