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    by Julianne Bell

Blueprint #2: Adam & Eve--God Gave Man Responsibility
Date Posted: August 22, 2006

(Water balloons, eggs, or macaroni help teach us to be responsible as we learn with Adam about God giving us work to do.)

The Lord gave us the blueprint of His Word to architect our family on Jesus Christ.

Going through the Bible with your family…

Weekly Scripture:
Genesis 1 & 2

"God Gave Man Responsibility"

God gave Adam work to do tending to the Garden and He gives us work to do as well.

God blessed His creation and the creatures had families and filled the land and sea. He provided them with green herbs to eat. God also created man and gave him a special garden in which to live. The man’s job was to look after the garden.

To understand that God gives us the responsibility to care for each other.

Finding Christ:
These two chapters are packed with types of Christ. See how many you can find. Just one would be the Tree of Life. Jesus is our Eternal Life!

Live the Lesson:
Depending on where you will be doing this object lesson, what kind of weather you have, and what time of day/night…you have the option of using either: water balloons, eggs, uncooked elbow macaroni noodles, or whatever your imagination can fathom. Have your family sit in a close circle if you use macaroni or a lot further apart if using water balloons or eggs. Without telling your family the purpose, place one bucket next to the first person in the circle with the entire "product" in it and place an empty bucket next to the last person. Explain the rules that they are responsible to pass the product around the circle. If anything is dropped it is not to be retrieved. Just continue passing more product to the next person as quickly and efficiently as possible.

After the mess is made and the game is over, explain to the children this product was their part of their job. Step back and look at how much was dropped and discuss if this was real life and you messed up this much of your job, you would be letting others down. It is important to be very careful when we are given a responsibility from God to do our best.

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Memory Verse:
"We are God’s fellow workers." 1 Corinthians 3:9

Dear Lord, please help me to be very careful with the responsibilities you give to me. Help me to always do my best and to always seek Your help!

Living the Life:
This week discuss responsibilities each person is given to care for each other in the family. Teach your children good manners such as holding the door open for others.

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Biography Information:
Julianne Bell is blessed with a husband who challenges her to fulfill her calling. Their quiver is overflowing with children ages 3-young adult, one of which has autism.

Family Blueprint has come to fruition as a complimentary service for those seeking creative ways to 'teach them (the words of the Lord) diligently to your children...' Deuteronomy 6:7

Julianne Bell is also a consultant for Once Upon A Family at This allows her to work from home while homeschooling her children and keeping her ministry website resources free.
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