Our series Wonderful World kicked off this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!
Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV
Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?
Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.
Basic Truth: God made me.
Bible Story Focus: God made the land and plants and they are wonderful.
Land and Plants • Genesis 1:9-13
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 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. 12 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. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
As we read in the verses for the story, God on the third day of creation God created on the earth the land and seas, vegetation, vegetables and fruit. God made the land and plants wonderful as is our lesson of the week, but he made the world beautiful. Everytime we go for a hike or climb a mountain or even fly we can look around and see the beauty in what God has made for us. We want your children to know that as they see and learn from the world around them to know that God made it as he made us creative and wonderful.
Feel free to use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:
This Week we begin our new series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respect– a response to the character of God.
We start the month in Matthew 8:5-13 where we find a Roman Commander. The commander was in charge of his men, who did whatever he told them to do. Yet, when his servant became seriously ill, he realized that he wasn’t in charge anymore. He had no power over his servant’s health. He respected that Jesus had authority to heal his servant and had faith He could do it. Jesus honors the centurion’s faith and heals the servant.
Bottom Line: Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything. Our respect begins and ends with how we respond to the all-powerful creator of the universe. Our respect for others flows from how we understand God’s power over the world. We don’t have respect anymore because we always strive to be in charge and have the ever burning desire to not have to be told what to do and because of that we lose our sense or respect and care. Through this story we hope to bring that
You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: