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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH
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 the bible story picture to engage your child as you tell them the story about how God made the world!