Our series Wonderful World continued 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 water and sky and they are wonderful.
Water and Sky • Genesis 1:6-10, 14-19
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. 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.
14 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, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 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. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
This time around we look into the fourth day where we begin to really see the beauty in God’s creations as the Earth takes shape as sky and oceans form. We today seem to take for granted more an ever as we seem to ignore the sights around us. The skies seem to produce spectacular colors during sunrise and sunset. The oceans are filled to the brim with incredible creatures each working together to balance their ecosystem. The main point of the weekend is God made the water and the skies and they are wonderful, as we love and appreciate God we need to take the time to notice the amazing world he made for us.
can use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:
This Week we continue our new series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respect– a response to the character of God.
In James 2:1-4, 8-9
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? 8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.
We discover that the early church struggled with respecting those who weren’t like them. James reminds us that it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. It’s what’s on the inside that shapes our respect for others.
Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people God made. We pray that kids will start to see others like God sees them. All people are created in God’s image and deserve our respect not because of what they’ve done or have but because of who they are.
You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: