Q1 Lesson Two (“Creation Ordered”) Connecting Church and Home One of the first characteristics God reveals about himself is He is Creator. He created everything out of nothing in just six days. The first chapter of John says, “All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made” (verse 3). All that is in existence was made for His glory, and everything that God created points to Him. One of the millions of reasons God deserves our praise is because He created us, and He created us to praise Him. He displays His splendor to us not only in nature, but also through His involvement in our lives, His Word, music or even us, as his image bearers (Genesis 1:26-‐2:25). Next Sunday, your children will look at how God made man in His image. This makes us different from the rest of creation. We can choose whether to please God or to not please God. We often put things in God’s place and give them more worship than we give to God. Discuss with your family things that you personally sometimes put before God. Also discuss what your family may prioritize ahead of God. Through Christ, we are able to set aside those distractions and chose to worship God alone as He has commanded.
This week, spend some time outdoors with your family. Notice the beauty of creation and verbally thank God for displaying His glory throughout his creation. Treasure Verse: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! (Psalm 150:6) Pull out: When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:3-‐9
I wrote this Connecting Church and Home piece for the first quarter of the Treasuing Christ Curriculum during my internship Spring 2012.