Week of September 13, 2020

Preschool Series - CREATION

In this series, children will learn that God created a very good world for us to care for and enjoy. Children will discover that out of his great love, God created all things. We live in God’s world, made in his image, and as we live we can share his love.

"God saw everything he had made. And it was very good." Genesis 1:31

God created a very good world.

(from Genesis 1:31)

Look at me!

Look at yourself in a mirror. What do you see?

Ask fun questions like these. You may not have the answers!

Do you know why you have eyelashes?

Why do you think God gave you eyebrows?

Why are your ears in the middle?

Eyes, ears, mouth and nose!

Use craft supplies to create funny faces.

Kids Series - CREATION

In this series, kids will discover that we can see God's fingerprints on every part of creation. He is the ultimate artist. He designed an amazing world for us to take care of, a place for us to be creative, and a place for him to hang out with us. This series rolls back time to the very beginning to help us understand who we are in connection to God and his great desire to be in relationship with us.

Ever since the world was created it has been possible to see the qualities of God that are not seen. I’m talking about his eternal power and about the fact that he is God. Those things can be seen in what he has made.

Romans 1:20

Kids (K - Gr. 3)

Quickly brainstorm a list of things that God created.

Remind your child that God designed them to have things like an amazing talent or cool curly hair.

Ask "What’s something fun or interesting about you that shows God’s creativity?"

God created people to be like him.

Genesis 1:26-2:25

God Makes People

Body tracing!

Trace your child's body onto a large piece of paper.

Print “Made in God’s Image” in large letters on the paper.

Explain that God gave us qualities that he has too.

For example, he gave us creativity, love, and the need to be loved, as well as a desire to take care of others and the world we live in.

Ask: What are some other things God has given you that make you like him?

Draw pictures and designs on the traced body shape that shows some of the qualities God has given you (e.g., a heart could be a symbol for love; a funny design could stand for creativity).

Pray and thank God for the many wonderfully creative things he’s made, including us!

Junior High (Gr.4-6)

Who are you most like?

What are some of the similarities between you and this person?

Who do you want to be more like? Why?

God created people to be like him.

Brainstorm a list of qualities you think the “perfect” person would have.

Narrow down your list to five to ten of the most important traits.

God created people to be like him.

How do these traits reflect that?

Read Genesis 1:26-2:25

Who was the first person God made? (Adam)

How did God make Adam? (from dust)

How did God make Eve? (from Adam’s rib)

Why did God make Eve? (it wasn’t good for Adam to be alone—humans need community)

God created people to be like him and to be in a relationship with him.

Which person was the most like God? (Jesus!)

God sent Jesus to earth, we got to see him living in a human body like ours.

Consider... Am I becoming more like Jesus?

When do I look or act like Jesus? When don’t I?

Being made in God’s image means people should get to know him! For example, you could show what God is like by going out of your way to encourage people at school, being patient with a sibling, or sending a Bible verse to a friend who’s having a rough day.

Think of practical ways you can help others see God this week.

Youth Series - CREATION

God designed an amazing world for us to take care of, a place for us to be creative, and a place for him to hang out with us. This series rolls back time to the very beginning to help us understand who we are in connection to God and his great desire to be in relationship with us.

God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.

John 1:3-4 (NLT)

Youth (Gr. 7-9)

Share three things that are distinct about you.

Brainstorm some “rules of engagement” about how you should treat others (e.g., confidentiality, respect, love for differences, etc.). Consider writing them down and posting them on your fridge!

God created people to be like him.

Which characteristics or traits do you think people have that are like God’s?

Why do you think God wanted us to have these qualities?

Read Ephesians 4:21-24

What sticks out to you in this passage? Why?

What does verse 24 mean to you? (Check out verse 32 too.)