Connecting the Stories (Whole Class Activity)
In this biblical story, when Adam and Eve disobey God by eating the fruit they are told the consequences. The world is ‘cursed’. That is, it becomes a dangerous place to live, where there is no longer peace, relationships are broken and we tend to do things that harm other people and the world God has created for us. But, later in the biblical story (in Jeremiah 29:11), the Bible says that God has good plans for us, to give us a future and a hope. According to the Bible, God came to us in the person of Jesus to provide a way for us to be forgiven and for a restoration of our relationship with God, with other people, and with the world.
Play the downloadable video Connecting the Stories.