7.12.20 – God Created the World

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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:

The Creation

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.”  So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it.  And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

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.

And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

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?

Here are some more interesting facts you may not know about Earth.

where is our earth in space?

Earth is the third planet from the sun in our solar system, which is in the Milky Way galaxy, which is just a small part of the known universe.  Did you know, our sun is a star!  When you look up at night and see other stars, each one is like our sun–only most of them are much, much bigger!

how fast does earth move through space?

Earth is moving around the sun at approximately 67,000 miles per hour!  It takes us 365 days, or one year, to travel around the sun one time in a complete orbit.

how big is our earth?

The distance around our planet at the equator is 24, 901 miles!  You would weigh less at the equator than at the North or South Poles because the Earth bulges out a little as it spins.  If you were to drill a hole through the Earth completely and jump into it, you would fall for 42 minutes before you would come out the other side!  (Though actually, you’d never make it out the other side!  Do you know why??)

where do seasons come from?

We have seasons on Earth because our planet is tilted on an axis.  Different parts of our globe are tilted toward the sun at different times of the year, causing warmer days of summer and colder days of winter.  The hottest temperature on Earth was recorded in Libya at the equator–136 degrees!

what is our earth made of?

Earth is made up of water and dry land.  In fact, the word “Earth” means “the ground” in Old English.  Earth is one of only four terrestrial planets–having solid ground–in our solar system.  Still, 70% of Earth’s surface is water.  Did you know, almost all of the water on Earth is salt water–only 3% of the water on Earth is drinkable fresh water, and most of that is frozen fresh water!

our unique earth is made for us!

Earth’s atmosphere, made up of oxygen and nitrogen, wraps around our planet like a huge blanket.  It protects us from the sun’s strong rays and from most meteors.  Our Earth is the only known world to have breathable oxygen in its atmosphere and liquid water on its surface–two things that are NECESSARY for life.  God made our extraordinary Earth just 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.

God created all the beautiful places and things we love in the world–the oceans and beaches, the forests, the mountains–according to His design and His purpose. Everything you have learned about nature happens because God created it that way!

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.

Prepare to have your mind blown as you watch this next video!

God is the creator of everything, which means He is bigger and more powerful than we can ever understand with our limited human minds.

He created our Earth, yet He also created galaxies and stars and other planets that make our Earth seem so tiny. The universe is so huge, scientists are discovering more galaxies in it every single day.

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.

Click on the picture to find directions for this craft, made out of a coffee filter.


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.

Some people believe the Earth was created by accident. How does the perfect way our Earth fits into our solar system show that it wasn’t formed by accident?

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.

Let’s read Hebrews 11:3.

What does this verse say we have to have in order to understand how the world was created?

What is faith? Faith is knowing and believing even if we don’t see.

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.

The Bible tells us that all of Creation was spoken into existence by our mighty God, who has always existed.


  • 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?

Remember THIS

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.

heavens declare

Psalm 19:1

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.

What are some things you’ve seen in nature that showed 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.


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

Here’s a coloring page for younger ones to remember this lesson.

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