Week 1: Genesis 1 – In the Beginning…God Made It All

Week 1: Genesis 1 – In the Beginning…God Made It All                                  

As a family, read Genesis 1 together. Afterwards, share the following discussion.

What happened? 

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.   And God saw that the light was good. Then He separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness ‘night.'”   – Genesis 1:1-2

After God made day and night, He made the sky. Then He formed the oceans and land.  But He didn’t stop there…God went on to fill the beautiful earth with all kinds of plants and trees that make seeds and fruit.  God made day and night.  He made all the living creatures in the sky, the seas, and on land.  He made animals that would be wild, and He made animals for man to care for.  Yes, God even made the bugs and the creepy crawlies.

God made all of that by just speaking it into existence, and God said His creation was “good.”  But then God did something even better, He made a very special creation out of the dust of the ground.  God created a person, two people to be exact, named Adam and Eve.  He did something with Adam and Eve that made them special compared to every other created thing—He breathed into them life and made them in His own image.

When He was all done, God said His creation was “very good!”

Why is this important to us, today?

Isn’t it amazing to think that God made everything out of nothing? He created the birds, trees, oceans and sky. All you have to do is look around each day to see the beautiful world God made.  But even more incredible than that, God made you and your family. He loves His entire creation and thinks it’s “very good” and that includes you! Since God is your Creator, shouldn’t you love Him and follow Him in everything you do?

Spend a few minutes talking about what you just read by answering these questions together:

What does learning about God’s act of creation tell us about Him?  What do you think was the best part of God creating the world?

How can we better follow God this week?

This week, think about the cool things God created and thank Him for them. He made your favorite foods, the beach, and the mountains. He even created humor so you could laugh. Remember, God also made your family, as unique as it might be! God designed you to love and cherish each other.

This week look for things and think of the people that you are thankful for.  When you think about these things, thank God for making them and be in awe of the power that God must have to be able to create this world!  Take a few moments now as a family to thank God for everything He created.