Year 1, Fall: Lesson 1
What we learned today
Big Idea: God is creator
Creation. Genesis 1—2v3. God created all things by speaking them into existence. All of creation served God and worshipped Him.
Where we're headed next time
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.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
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. Man was 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.
Connect as a family
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.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions 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?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God created me into your everyday life as a family.
Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you know the Lord who made you and loves you.