Bible Passage: Genesis 1–2
Memory Verse: Isaiah 40:28
Bible Verse: Genesis 1:31a
Bible Truth
God created everything and rules over it.

Lesson Introduction:
This week, we are going to learn about the glory of God’s creation found in the book of Genesis….right at the beginning of the Bible!

This is a Peacock Mantis Shrimp. The peacock mantis shrimp is red, orange, blue, and green. It lives in warm ocean waters. This shrimp can see ten times more color than we can. It can move each eye on its own. And it has a powerful punch to protect it from its enemies. Its ‘fists’ can move up to 50 miles per hour, which generates 160 pounds of force, and briefly heats the surrounding water to a temperature as hot as the Sun’s surface! Wow! If you asked me to create a shrimp, I could not create a shrimp as unique as the peacock mantis shrimp. But God did. And He created something even more unique and special—He created you! We are going to learn more about creation and why God created us.

Watch Joel’s video, and then continue below!

Discuss these questions together as a family:

What location did you see today?
Where do we see God’s amazing power in creation?
Why did God create you?
What is your purpose?

Review Genesis chapters 1 and 2:1-3 as a family. For younger children, use the story picture below and paraphrase from the Bible as you tell them about creation. Re-read Genesis 1:1.Who created the heavens and the earth?” (God) Re-read Genesis 1:31. What did God say about all He had created? (It was very good.) Re-read Genesis 2:1-3. What did God do on the seventh day? (He rested.) After creating each thing, God called His creation ‘good’ but after making people, God called His creation ‘very good.’ People are the most special part of God’s creation. God made people in His own image. We call this the imago Dei. The imago Dei means that we share qualities and traits with God—like the ability to think, create, make decisions, and show love. The imago Dei also means that all people everywhere have value and dignity. And the most amazing thing about being made in the image of God is that we get to enjoy a special relationship with God. We get to know Him and love Him and He knows us and loves us, too! Because God created everything, He is in charge of everything. He rules over His creation.

Use these questions for more Bible study together as a family!

  1. What did God call the light and darkness that He created? (Day and night, Genesis 1:5)
  2. What did God create on the second day of creation? (Sky, Genesis 1:8)
  3. Name something God created on the third day. (Earth, seas, plants, and trees; Genesis 1:9-13)
  4. What day did God create the sun, moon, and stars? (The fourth day, Genesis 1:14-19)
  5. Name something God created on the fifth day. (Sea creatures and birds, Genesis 1:20-23)
  6. Fill in the blank: Let Us make man in Our _____________. Who said this? (Image, God; Genesis 1:26)
  7. What did God use to make man? (The dust of the ground, Genesis 2:7)
  8. What did God think of everything He created? (It was very good, Genesis 1:31)
  9. What did God do on the seventh day? (He rested, Genesis 2:2)
  10. What did God call the seventh day? (Holy, Genesis 2:3)

Use the bible story picture to engage your child as you tell them the story about how God made the world!


Focus in on these Bible Story Nuggets as you are telling the story:

God made the sun, moon, and stars. He made plants and trees.

God made animals. God made birds.

God made people.

Everything God made was good.


Use a six-sided die to play a review game. Roll the die and use the number that shows to review what God created on that day.