Creation

Age 5+: Read Genesis 1- 2:3
Under 5: Read about creation from your children's story bible or the short summary below.

Have you ever wondered about this world you live in? What makes us have day and night, why we have the water and the land, where all the plants and animals came from, and even about where you came from? These are all important questions and they have real answers. Do you know where we can find those answers? The Bible. The Bible is the most important book in the world. It answers our questions about how everything began. The very first sentence of the Bible tells us the name of the One who created the world: God. Now, let’s see what it says about the beginning of our world.


“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God spoke and our universe with all its plants and animals came to be. On the first day of creation, God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. He called the light day. And the darkness He called night.


On the second day, God made the heavens by dividing the waters above from the waters beneath. Now there was a sky with clouds.

On the third day, God made land and sea. God made all the plants on the third day, too. All the grass and trees were created then. And the fruit of all the plants had seeds in them for new plants.


On the fourth day, God made the sun, moon, and stars.


On the fifth day, God made the creatures of the sea and the birds of the air.


On the sixth day God created all the animals. Then there was one thing left to be done. Can you think of what that was? God had not made any people yet! Now the earth was ready. So God said, “Let us make man in our likeness.” God saw everything that He had made, and it was very good.


And on the seventh day God finished His work, and He blessed the seventh day and made it holy. Then He rested from all the work which He had done.

Discussion
Preschool questions:
What did God make? Earth, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants, animals, people, etc.
Did God make you? Yes.
Have you ever colored a beautiful picture or made something cool with blocks? Yes.
Don't you feel proud of what you created? Yes!
Imagine how God felt after creating the world! Amazing!

Elementary questions:
Who made God? No one made God. He has always existed.
Did God build things using tools? No, God made everything with His spoken word.
What did God do when he finished all His work? He rested.
Does God make mistakes? No.

Preteen application:
Why did God make all things? For His glory.
What does that mean? All of creation should glorify God.
How can you glorify God? Answers vary.

Memory Verse: Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

Journal (age 8+)
Copy memory verse, describe one thing that you love about God's creation, and write down any prayer requests.

Journal (age 3+)
Draw and color a picture of God's creation. Copy memory verse if able.

Optional activity: Celebrate God's world today. Think about some of your favorite animals. Take a trip to the zoo or the aquarium. Watch the sunrise or sunset. Examine the creatures that live in your backyard (butterflies, worms, squirrels, lizards, etc.).

Prayer: Praise and thank God, ask for forgiveness, submit any prayer requests.