In the Beginning …God (Part 1)

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.

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.

NOTES

In Luke 19:40, Jesus said that if we don’t praise God, the rocks themselves will cry out. And they do!   But not only the rocks! The sunset, the trees, a fox family, and a loon cry all praise and glorify God.

God loves every part of this world.  Our God is a God who loves diversity, complexity, and creativity.  The plants, rocks, animals, sea creatures, insects, the skies and beyond, and especially people and their intelligence and capabilities… we can’t help but be awestruck.  (Psalm 8)

God gave us this world to enjoy, to play in, and to explore.  We worship God when we enjoy the delicate complexity of a butterfly wing and a tiny seedpod, or the immense awe of a sharp edged mountain ridge, and a towering thundercloud. We also realize, when we see this beauty, how much God loves us.  


JUST THE FACTS

How well did you listen to the story?

Q. Where did Chamy find Julia and Lucille?
A. They were in the school library.

Q. What is Julia’s and Lucille’s science fair project?
A. They researched the effects of prayer on a person’s health.

Q. What does the Pretzel Guy give to Spike to help Spike meet the professor?
A. Spike gets a business card.

Q. Where do the children meet Professor Simon J. Peabody?
A. They meet him at Terrene’s Museum of Science and Industry.

Q. Why is the professor concerned about Spike’s experiment?
A. He’s afraid that lye might be mishandled and cause an explosion.

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.

From the Bible or from your own life, give examples of how you see God as A: Extremely powerful, B: timeless or eternal, and C: personal and D: immaterial.

A.

God is extremely powerful, because he created all things. He also keeps all things together.  God sent a flood. Throughout the Bible, there are examples of God saving his people.

God is eternal, because he was before creation and will be forever.

God is personal, because he cares about me, about the world, and about everything that he created.

God is a spirit, because we don’t know what he looks like. He has no shape or form for us to recognize even though he does describe himself to us in the Bible.


SO WHAT?

Take a nature walk in a local conservation park and find ten wonderfully created things that you think are awesome and show you the creative power of God.
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