Here are some ideas that can be used for international Sunday school lessons in teaching your 12-14 year olds. The discussions and activities apply to teenagers worldwide and stimulate thoughtful dialogue with your class about rules and boundaries.
Sunday School Lessons Series: “In The Beginning”
Sunday School Lessons Bible Story:
Read Genesis chapter 3 from the Bible or go around the room having each student read a section.
Sunday School Lessons Discussion #1: the reason for rules
Why does God have rules for us to follow? Do rules benefit us at all? Also discuss parents’ boundaries and consequences.
Sunday School Lessons Activity #1:
Challenge the students to find the verse that tells us the name of the tree Adam and Eve are commanded not to eat from, and read it. (Genesis 2: 16 & 17)
Sunday School Lessons Activity #2: sin is a sin
Make a large lower case “t” on a piece of paper or posterboard. On one side of the “t” write “sin” and on the other side, write “small sin”. Ask the students to come up with examples of both.
Sin Small sin
Writing with spray paint on a house writing a paper for a friend
Speeding Staying up past bed time to finish reading a good book
Punching Saying something mean about someone to be funny
Sunday School Lessons Discussion #2: passing the buck
Reread verse 12 and Ask: “Why did Adam blame Eve for his sin?”
Why might you blame someone else for something you did?
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