Sad Day – (a story for kids)

July 2, 2012

The Garden: Genesis 3

(As told by Karyn Henley and illustrated ny Dennas Davis)

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Now Adam and Eve lived in the beautiful garden of Eden. Tasty fruit grew from many of its trees. God told Adam and Eve they could eat any fruit they wanted, except one kind. He said, “You must never eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”

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One day, a snake came to Eve. It said, “See how pretty the fruit is on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? It tastes good. It will make you wise. Don’t listen to God. Go ahead and try it.”

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The fruit did look good. So Eve ate some. Then she took it to Adam. He ate some, too, even though he knew what God had said.

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That evening, God walked through the garden. Adam and Eve tried to hide. God called, “Adam, where are you?” Adam said, “I am hiding. I was afraid.” Then God asked, “Did you eat the fruit I told you not to eat?”

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Adam said, “Eve ate it first.” Eve said, “The snake told me it would be alright.” But God was not happy.

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He told the snake, “You will have to crawl on your belly from now on.” He told Adam and Eve, “You did not obey me. You will have to leave the garden.”

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It was a sad day when Adam and Eve left. God sent an angel to the garden. The angel held a flaming sword. He flashed it back and forth so no one would go back into the garden.

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The Special Helper – (a story for kids)

June 29, 2012

Adam & Eve: Genesis 2

(as told by Karen Henley and illustrated by Dennas Davis)

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Adam was the man that God made. He had a very important job. He gave names to all the animals.

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There were many wonderful animals. But still, Adam was lonely. God said, “It is not good for Adam to be
alone.” So God made…

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a woman. Adam named her Eve. Eve was just right to be Adam’s special helper.


The Beginning – (a story for kids)

June 25, 2012

Creation: Genesis 1

(As told by Karyn Henley and illustrated by Dennas Davis)

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In the beginning, the earth was empty. Darkness covered everything. But God was there, and He had a plan.

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“Let there be light,” He said. And suddenly, golden light shone all around. God called it “day.” He called the darkness “night.” With the light and the darkness, the first day passed.

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On the second day, God said, “Let there be a great space.” So the space was formed, deep and high. God called the space “sky.”

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God made rivers and seas on the third day. He formed the mountains and deserts, the islands and beaches. He planted tall trees, swaying grasses, and flowers of every color.

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When the fourth day came, God put lights in the sky: the fiery sun for daytime, the sparkling moon and dancing stars for night.

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On the fifth day, God filled the water with fishes of all shapes and sizes. He made the birds to glide across the sky.

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God made animals on the sixth day: furry animals, scaly animals, smooth, sleek animals. And on that day, God made man. When He was finished, God saw that everything He had made was very good. And on the seventh day He rested.