(This is a continuation of a series of posts about the “whole story” of the Bible. I plan to run one every week, on Tuesdays, with a printable PDF. The printable includes a brief 2-3 paragraph introduction, Bible passages to read, a key verse, 5-7 thought/discussion questions, and 2-3 activities for the kids. Here’s the Overview of the entire Bible series.)
If the Bible is a story, it will share many of the elements of story, such as plot and characters. Last week we looked at another important (and often overlooked) factor of stories: setting. The setting God created was perfection, which makes it all the more ironic–if that’s the word–that the first characters to appear in our story rejected it. That introduces the first big story element: a problem.
They probably didn’t realize they were rejecting perfection, but they knew enough to not to do what they did. You may know the story, but have you ever thought about all the implications? You’ll have an opportunity to do so in this week’s challenge.
Without further ado, here’s the pdf:
Two corrections: The scripture reference in Question 4 is missing the chapter. It’s Genesis 3:21-24, not Gen. 21-24. Three verses instead of three chapters. Also, this week’s challenge is missing a Key verse. How about Psalm 107:43:
Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;
let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.
To start at the beginning, here’s Week One: The Setting.