Sunday Children’s Services 9 and 10:45am
Children ages Pre-K to 6th grade meet in the Purple Room 123 for worship, learning, encouragement and FUN,
all straight from God’s Word! If ever you can’t make it, you can still find what you missed right here on this page,
updated for our children’s services weekly.
This week’s lesson
There are lots of people who have different ideas about where the Earth came from and how all the animals, plants, and people got to be on it. Today we’ll talk about what the Bible says.
The Bible is God’s Big Story, from the beginning to the end.
Did you know God created the whole world just by speaking words?
Let’s read from the Bible in the book of Genesis how everything in the universe was made.
Where does the Bible say everything comes from?
That’s right, God created it all! He simply spoke it into existence.
Let’s review the things God made as we read God’s word in Genesis:
And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
What did God say about everything He made? He said it was very good.
And on the seventh day, God did something important. He rested.
God didn’t rest because He was tired, God doesn’t get tired. He gave us an example to follow. He gave us a day to rest and to appreciate everything He has created and given to us–He gave us a day to honor and worship Him. We call this day the Sabbath day.
Think about all the things you’ve learned in science class about our world. What is something interesting you have learned about our Earth?
where is our earth in space?
how fast does earth move through space?
how big is our earth?
where do seasons come from?
what is our earth made of?
our unique earth is made for us!
There are so many beautiful things in Creation. Everything you see outside–every mountain, every star in the sky, every plant… it was all created by Someone. There is no chance that the things we see on Earth or in the universe were made by accident.
Do you like to make things? We can be creative because we are made in God’s image! Here’s a whole page of crafts you can try (with Mom or Dad’s permission) to remind you how God made everything in the six days of Creation.
You can click the next picture to find even more crafts!
When God made our Earth and everything in it, He took time to design everything in a special way, just the way He wanted it. He did that for His pleasure and for ours.
God gave us a beautiful world to enjoy!
Other things to create!
Have you ever stopped to think about how big our planet is?
At the same time, compared to the rest of the universe, it is actually quite small. The size of our universe is a hint that our God is very, VERY big.
OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
God is the creator of everything, which means He is bigger and more powerful than we can ever understand with our limited human minds.
Yet even in the middle of this massive universe, God knows us each by name, and He loves us enough to die for us.
Earth is the ONE planet in our solar system, in the entire universe, that God has designed for us to live on.
You can make a picture of the Earth using marker colors and water. This fun project will help you remember God created our Earth with water, dry land, and green plants to make oxygen–everything we need to live.
THINK ABOUT THIS
Did you know that if our Earth was even just a tiny bit closer to the sun, it would be too hot for us to live on? And did you know that if our Earth was the tiniest bit farther away, it would be too cold and we would freeze? Earth has just the right temperature for us to live.
Earth also has just he right amount of oxygen we need to breathe. Earth is the only planet with water on it, which we also need to live.
Scientists have been looking hard for other planets in our galaxy that are suitable for life, that may have people or other living things on them–they haven’t found even one.
Earth is the only planet created for us to live on.
To believe the true story in the Bible of the Creation requires faith since we weren’t there to see it happen. None of us can go back in time, or watch a YouTube video of how the world was created!
We see evidence of God all throughout His Creation, but when it comes down to it, it takes faith to believe that God created the earth.
How did God create the world?
What did God make first? What did He make last?
How did God describe His creation?
What does the Creation story tell you about what God is like?
What do you think God’s favorite part of Creation was? Where does it say that?
What’s your favorite thing God created and why?
God created the whole world and everything in the universe simply by speaking it into existence.
Some people don’t believe God created the world in this way. How can we know it is true that God created everything?
Because the Bible tells us, and the Bible is always true. We can believe without proof, and that is called faith.
What does it mean that the heavens declare the glory of God? It means that when we look at the things God hsa made, we can see how amazing He is.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
When you’re worshiping today, think about this: God rules over all Creation because He is the Creator of everything.
This SUMMARY HELPS US TO UNDERSTAND
Here’s a playlist for you to praise God all week!
I will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:1