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September 20

How God Created Everything

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A very long time ago God decided to make the whole world and everything in it. And he didn’t have to lift a finger.

In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn about how everything was created in just six days! Have you ever thought about where the stars came from or how the oceans were formed? Have you ever wondered how giraffes got those long necks or how flowers smell so good? It’s because God created them to be that way. In the very first book of the Bible, Genesis, we read all about how God created everything. God is so powerful and awesome that he didn’t have to spend years creating and perfecting what he made. All he did was say, “Let there be light!” and there was light. Or, “Let there be plants and trees” and instantly trees and plants were everywhere! And, on the last day he made his most special creation- people! He took extra special care in creating us. The Bible says that he created us in his image, meaning we were made to have relationship with him. He wanted to have a friendship with us that he couldn’t have with animals or plants. That’s why we are God’s most special creations!

Key Points:

  • God only had to speak and the whole world was created. Genesis 1:3
  • God took 6 days to make everything. Genesis 1:31
  • The best thing God made was you and me. Genesis 1:27

Memory Verse:

Genesis 1:27 So God created human beings in his own image.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. If you had all the legos (or play-dough) you could ever want, what would you create?
  3. How many days did it take for God to create everything?
  4. Who are God’s most special creation?
  5. Read Psalm 148:1-5. Who should praise God? Why is God worthy of our praise and respect?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

September 13

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God is so great that we will never fully know him. These three things are a good start.

In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn about God. We talk about God every week in church but today we’re going to talk specifically about some important traits that define God. After all, he’s the most important person we can ever know so we should learn what makes him so special. First, God is strong. Did you know that he created everything in the whole world? He did. He created the flowers, sharks, cotton candy and recess! Second, God is perfect. He never makes mistakes. If he went to school with you, he would get a perfect score on every test because he knows everything! Third, God IS love. He isn’t just good at loving us, love is who he is. The most loving thing God has done for us is sending Jesus to die for us. Jesus came to save us from our sins so that we could be in relationship with him. God is amazing. Make sure to take the time to get to know him.

Key Points:

  • God is strong and started everything from nothing. Genesis 1, Genesis 2:1-4
  • God is good and always does the right thing. Psalm 107:1
  • God is love and sent Jesus to die for us. John 3:16

Memory Verse:

1 John 4:8 God is love.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. What is your favorite thing to draw and why?
  3. God created everything in the whole world. What do you think is the most beautiful thing God has created?
  4. What is the most loving thing God has done for us?
  5. Read Romans 8:37-39. How can we know how much God loves us? How does Jesus give us hope and security?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

This is part of the Bible Basics series.

September 6

Jesus Sitting on the Throne

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Someday, in heaven, Jesus is going to sit in the middle of it all and make the world perfect.

The apostle John had another dream about heaven. It was all about what heaven will be like. Now, people talk about heaven as a cool place but John actually got to see a glimpse of it in this dream and he shared about what he saw in one of the very last chapters in the whole Bible. John describes heaven as a beautiful place full of bold colors and roads made of gold. There is also a throne at the center of heaven and guess who sits there? Jesus! In heaven, we’ll get to see Jesus and be in his presence. We’ll be able to tell him how much we love him and thank him for all he’s done. And, heaven will be a place that is full of happiness. There will be no more crying or pain. Everything will be made new again. Every day in heaven will be like the best day you’ve ever had! Doesn’t that sound amazing? And, anyone can go to heaven if they’ve put their trust in Jesus. So, share Jesus with your friends so they can live in heaven some day, too.

  • Heaven will have a throne right in the middle of everything. Revelation 21:1-3
  • The one sitting on the throne will be Jesus.
  • In Heaven, all the bad things will be gone forever. Revelation 21:4
  • Jesus himself will make everything new. Revelation 21:5

Memory Verse:

Revelation 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Describe the worst day you’ve ever had. How did you get through it?
  3. Where can we all live with Jesus someday? What will be in the middle?
  4. What won’t be in heaven? How does Jesus make us new?
  5. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. What does it mean that we can be a new person and what is the old stuff we need to get rid of?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?