What we leaned today
Big idea: God created me
Adam and Eve: Genesis 1v26–31; 2v4–25, God created Adam and Eve to be in perfect relationship with Him.
Just for fun
Try helping your children connect with the fact that God created them. Gather some pictures or mementos to celebrate when God began to form them. These can be pictures of their ultrasound, of mom pregnant with them, or items from when they were babies. Read Genesis 2. After reading, explain that God created Adam and Eve as the first people, and He still creates each and every one of us. Show them the items you’ve gathered, and praise God together.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
Did you know?
- In Genesis 1, the Hebrew word translated “God” is Elohim. When this word is used, the power and majesty of God the Creator are being emphasized.
- Genesis 2 is a retelling of the creation of mankind. People were created to rule over all earthly things.
- God created man and woman in His image—we bear the likeness of God, the Creator, which makes us unique in all of creation.
When telling stories, remember that your child has an active imagination. Your use of voice inflection and expression will make the story come alive..
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss the following together:
- How did God create the first man?
- Whom did God create man to be like?
- What did Adam and Eve do in the garden?
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you know the Lord who made you and loves you.