In December and early January, SojournKids studied through a unit of curriculum on the chapters 3-11 of Genesis. Over five weeks, we put together 5 lessons with 5 memorable images--the fall, the brothers, the flood, the rainbow, and the tower. Each lesson was illustrated by Sojourn member, Birttany Jarboe Jennings. Here are the five SojournKids At Home sheets for these five lessons along with a brief description of the theme for each: The Fall Satan tempted Adam and Eve to believe that God did not love them. Even though God had given them wonderful things—a garden filled with all kinds of food, one another, and a perfect relationship with him—the snake told Eve that God was strict. Satan lied and told Eve that God was keeping back his best
The Brothers Cain could not hide his sin from God. God found him, and he could have killed him since the right punishment for our sin is death. But God had mercy on Cain. He asked questions to show Cain the sin in his heart then he let Cain live. Even though we are angry and jealous like Cain, God has mercy on us. Our brother, Jesus Christ, was killed on the cross to take away our sins.
The Flood God showed his friendliness and grace to one man, Noah. God was Noah’s friend. So, he told him what he planned to do, and he saved him from the flood. God told Noah to build a gigantic boat (bigger than a football field). The boat would save Noah, his family, and the animals from death.
The Rainbow God remembered Noah and all of the wild animals that were with him in the ark. He made the boat stop on dry land, made the waters drain away, and commanded. Noah to come out. Then, God made a covenant promise to Noah. He promised not to flood the earth again. And he put the rainbow in the sky as a sign of his promise. The sign would remind Noah of God’s love and faithfulness. Noah could trust God, because God always keeps his promises.
The Towers God wanted the people to scatter throughout the whole earth and make him famous—because he is the biggest and best! So, God confused their language. The people couldn’t understand one another any more. Then, God sent them out. Sometimes, we can be like those people. We want others to see how great we are, but God is bigger and better than us. He made us to tell others about him.