In the Beginning …God (Part2)

THEME

Order-Discovering: Creation points to God the creator.

MEMORY VERSE

Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

Psalm 8:3

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place …

NOTES

 "[S]ince what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20

We don’t have an excuse! Look around and see God’s fingerprints. Creation cries out and points to us that God is in control.

A famous scientist Johannes Kempler points out, “The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.”

Why study math? Why study science?  We get to see God’s order in planetary motion, in the atom, in DNA, in waves, and in the forces at work around them.  All of creation has rules to follow, and it is those rules that, once discovered, point to God as the creator.  


JUST THE FACTS

How well did you listen to the story?

Q. What is the name of Liz’s science fair project?
A. The project is called Frozen Fractals.

Q. Who was the special judge for the science fair?
A. The judge was Simon J. Peabody.

Q. The Professor says that “Order discovering with science is like putting together a big picture _______.
A. A big picture puzzle.

Q. What is sodium hydroxide?
A. Lye

Q. Where did the kids find Chamy?
A. They found her by the model of the solar system at Terrene’s Museum of Science and Technology.

GOOD QUESTION

This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.

Q.

Tell a story from the Bible that shows that God is in control.  Think about how you can see that God is in control.

A.

Some Bible story examples are the creation story, the story of the flood, the story of Joseph, the story of Esther, and the story of Daniel.

In a family discussion, a family member could point out when a blessing happened.  A harder discussion is seeing when God used a difficult time to help the family grow or find good things.


SO WHAT?

In the story, good things and bad things happen to Chamy that in end allows the kids and the professor to talk to her about the Creator God. Think about how you talk to your neighbors, your friends, and your school friends. Would they be surprised if you told them that you were a Christian, or would they say, “We know that you are a Christian! That’s obvious”? Don’t hide or avoid talking about the things that you do that show that you are a Christian. Say it like it is.
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