Our series Wonderful World continued 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 animals and they are wonderful
Animals • Genesis 1:20-25
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 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.22 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.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. 24 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. 25 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.
This time around we see the fifth day of creation, where God created the seemingly innumerable kinds of creatures that surround us everyday. When God later makes Adam his job was to name all of the animals that God had created. There were so many that even today we are still discovering new species, each one just like us are incredibly unique and amazing with none the same as another. The point for this week is God made the animals and they are wonderful.
Feel free to 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 Ephesians 6:1-3, Paul writes about God’s clear instruction to honor our parents. But he wasn’t the first one in the Bible to say this. Moses said this way back in Deuteronomy 5:16 when God’s people were entering the promised land. Honoring one’s parents is foundational to showing respect to God.
Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect your parents. Showing respect to our parents can be difficult, but it is something God wants us to do. Since God put us in our families, we pray that our kids will start to understand how respecting their parents is related to how they can show respect to God. And He can help us respect them even when it’s difficult.
can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials: