As For Me and My House Moments-Session 1

The Story of Creation

God’s Powerful Word Creates

Genesis 1:1-31

Week 1

Weekly Focus:

 

  • Use this week as an opportunity to share with your children the story of creation, found in Genesis 1:1-31.  Please read through this particular passage of scripture to review the process of creation and the important work that God did when he created the heavens and the earth.  From the story we can pull a few things about the nature and the power of God. 
    • God is eternal
    • There is no one and nothing like God.
    • God alone is uncreated.
    • God alone is completely independent and needs no one or nothing to keep him existing.
    • God’s word is so powerful that he commands things that don’t exist to exist, and they obey. 
  • God is eternal.
    • When we explain this to our children it can be as simple as the fact that God had no beginning and he will have no end.  This is one of several ways that God is unique—one of a kind.  Sharing with your children a visual image is sometimes very helpful.  Share with them the picture of a rope that has no end and no beginning and this can help them relate a physical object to a spiritual truth.
  • There is no one and nothing like God.
    • It is important to share with our children that God does love and care about us but he is also different from us, in that He is Holy and there is no one like Him.
  • God alone is uncreated.
    • Everything in the universe depends on God for its existence.  Our children can see the greatness of God when we accept the fact that we are to completely rely upon him for our very existence.  We are completely dependent upon God for everything we have and everything that we need to survive. 
  • God is alone is completely independent and needs no one or nothing to keep him existing.
    • Unlike us God does not rely on food, clothes, and shelter to exist.  God does not get cold or hot, he is completely independent of all of those things.
  • God’s word is so powerful that he commands things that don’t exist, and they obey.
    • God is so powerful and great that he can just speak things, that do not exist, into existence.  But we, humans, are special.  While God spoke all other life into being, God actually takes the time to make us.  Even though God is powerful and mighty He wants to mold and shape us into exactly what he want us to be.  He made Adam out of the dirt and Eve from Adam’s rib, and He specially formed us in our mother’s womb.

 

This Weeks Verse:               

  • Hebrews 11:3 – By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

 

Suggested Activities for the Week:

 

  • Take one thing from God’s creation, such as a human ear, and consider together how amazingly God has made it.  Surely we can trust him to know and to be able to do what is best for his people.
  • Work through the alphabet, naming a plant—or an animal or a bird—for each letter, to get a little idea of the astonishing variety in God’s creation. 
  • We may not like everything about our circumstances or about how we were made.  Discuss God’s right, as Creator, to make and do with us as he sees best.

 

Parental Encouragement:

  • Parents, I want to encourage you that as we start this process of discipleship that I will be here to help you in any way that I can.  This first week and the next couple of weeks are going to be the most difficult because this is the last thing that the enemy wants to see happen in the home.  You can expect that there are going to be times that it is difficult to muster up the energy needed to prepare and execute a weekly family discipleship time.  But I want to encourage you that this IS the most important thing that you can do for your family and for your children.  Please join with me and commit to a weekly discipleship time with you family.  This is your opportunity and this is your choice.

 

Joshua 24:15

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Mighty acts of God: a family Bible storybook, Starr Meade – Tim O’Connor – Crossway Books – 2010; Pg. 17-19.

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