WEEK ONE: EARLY LEARNERS

SEPTEMBER 16 - 20

Recommended Preschool - 3rd Grade with their families. 


Lord, grant us wisdom to understand your Word. Shine your light upon our hearts and minds, and give us a discerning spirit to grow in the grace and knowledge of your truth each day. Amen.

 

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Isaiah 40:28

THE STORY: Adam and Eve

“The beginning: a perfect home" page 18 of the Jesus Storybook Bible

"The terrible lie" page 28 of the Jesus Storybook Bible

(parents--don't miss the last page 36!)

 

THE DISCUSSION

Why did God say "you're good" to each part of his creation? 

 

What is God's most important creation, and how did He bring it to life? 

 

What does God mean when he tells Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree because, "You'll think you know everything.  You'll stop trusting me."?

 

Did eating the fruit make Adam and Eve wise?

 

What do you think makes a person wise in God's eyes?  Who are some wise people you know?

 

Since our God is holy and He never sins, our sin separates us from Him. What are some ways sin breaks our relationships?

 

What words would you use to describe God's love for us?

THE ACTIVITY

Draw a picture to show your favorite part of God's creation!

 

THE BLESSING
Take turns saying to each family member, while making the sign of the cross on the other's forehead:  You were called and created by God and you are good!

The Beginning: A Perfect Home
The Terrible Lie

MEMORY VERSE

 

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

SONG

 

"All Things Bright & Beautiful"

Catherine Collier talks about the themes in this week's lesson! 

FROM THE CLERGY

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