Last Sunday, we started a three-year chronological study of Scripture with our kids. Every story in the Bible is a small piece of a much bigger story—God’s redemptive story. Sin would enter the world and affect everything, but God already had a plan to show His grace to people through His Son (2 Tim. 1:9). The Bible says that God began His plan to rescue people from sin before He even created the world! (Eph. 1:4-6) Each week, we’ll post here what you’re child is going to learn so you’re ready to have Gospel conversations with your children.
This Sunday, your kids will learn that God created people in a unique way. Human beings were set apart as different from the rest of God’s creation. God did not breathe into the animals. He skillfully formed man out of dust as a potter forms a pot out of clay. (See Isa. 64:8.) God breathed into the man’s nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Gen. 2:7) Then God made woman from the man’s rib. She was a suitable helper for him. Both man and woman were created in God’s image. The first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, lived in the garden and enjoyed God’s friendship.
Help your children understand that being made in God’s image means we are made like Him, or patterned after Him. God does not have a physical body; He is Spirit, and He has given each of us a spirit. God gives people the ability to think and to feel emotions and to make choices. He gives us the ability to understand right and wrong. God created people in His own image (Gen. 1:26) and for His glory (Isa. 43:7).
Key Passage: 1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
Main Point: God created people in His own image.
Big Picture Question: Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.
We are so excited to partner with you to give you the tools and resources to disciple your children into follower of Christ!! Thank you for taking this journey with us!!
Looking for a church in Spruce Pine, NC with a Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry?
Check out Seedlings, The Grove Church’s Kids Ministry! We use The Gospel Project for Kids to partner with parents to make disciples and transform the hearts of children. Each week, children will go chronologically through the Bible learning about Jesus. When you pick up your children, you’ll receive an Activity Sheet and Card detailing what your child learned and tips and ideas on how to continue the conversation at home. If you want to visit us with your children, you can go HERE and pre-register to make checking in your children much faster on Sunday.
We meet each Sunday at 9:30am for coffee and worship starts at 10:00am.