Children’s Study – We Are God’s Creation – Part 1

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We are God’s Creation – Part 1

by Victor Torres

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Hello children. In this study, we will learn how God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. I highlighted the words “the beginning” because we will learn later what this phrase really mean. The word ‘genesis’ actually means the beginning, the start or the birth.

So the very first verse of the bible tells us that it is God who created the heavens and the earth.

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:2)

In the second verse we learn that the earth was without form and void. Void means it is empty, it is lifeless or unfinished. We also learn that the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. This tells us what God is. God is spirit. We will learn later more about spirits.

God said, “I command light to shine!” And light started shining. God looked at the light and saw that it was good. He separated light from darkness and named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening came and then morning-that was the first day. (Genesis 1:3–5)

Wow, God is so powerful!

What other words can we use that means powerful?

1) One of them begins with an ‘m’.

2) Another one begins with an ‘s’.

(answers below)

With just one command, “I command light to shine”, light started shining. God’s words always come true. When He wants something to happen, it happens.

The LORD All-Powerful has made this promise: Everything I have planned will happen just as I said. (Isaiah 14:24

Remember what we learned in the study Parents and Children; if we obey our parents, God will bless or reward us. If we don’t obey our parents, God will punish us. God will do everything that He says. Remember that God can see everything you do and even knows everything you think! He can hear everything you say even if your parents don’t know about them. So be careful to do everything your parents tell you even if they don’t see you, because God will reward you if you do so, and He will punish you if you don’t do what your parents told you.

So let’s review what we have learned so far.

When God created the earth, it was without form and void.

3) What does the word void mean? Does it mean full of life or lifeless?
4) What did God create on the first day?
5) What did God call the light?
6) What did God call the darkness?
7) According to the Bible, what comes first in a day, evening or morning?

(answers below)

To help you answer question 7, let’s look at Genesis 1:5 again:

…and named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening came and then morning –that was the first day. (Genesis 1:5)

Let’s continue to look at how powerful God is by creating more things with His Word:

God said, “I command a dome to separate the water above it from the water below it.” And that’s what happened. God made the dome and named it “Sky.” Evening came and then morning-that was the second day. (Genesis 1:6-8)

8) Fill in the blanks: the Lord created the sky to divide the water ______ it and ______ it.
9) What day did God create the sky?

Rain and snow fall from the sky. But they don’t return without watering the earth that produces seeds to plant and grain to eat. That’s how it is with my words. They don’t return to me without doing everything I send them to do.” (Isaiah 55:10-11)

God actually created two things other than the sky on the second day. Isaiah 55:10-11 tells us that the water above the sky is called rain (or it could be in the form of snow or hale). We will know later what God called the water below the sky.

Like rain, God tells us that He brings life through His words. Not only that, God does everything through His words. Who is called the Word of God?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1–3)

There it is kids! We are told that the Word was in the beginning with God. He was in the beginning with God because He is God’s first creation.

And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. (Revelation 3:14)

The One who was in the beginning with God is also called the firstborn of all creation.

…who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation. (Colossians 1:15)

Both Revelation 3:14 and Colossians 1:15 are talking about our Lord Jesus Christ. The Father has no beginning. He was always there.

Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God because He was created a spirit by God, the Father, when He was in the beginning with God.

Jesus Christ then created all things.

Everything was created by him – everything in heaven and on earth, everything seen and unseen, including all forces and powers, and all rulers and authorities. All things were created by God’s Son, and everything was made for him. God’s Son was before all else, and by him everything is held together. (Colossians 1:16–17)

Our Lord not only created the heavens and the earth, and everything you can see, but also spirits, powerful beings that you cannot see. He created both good and evil spirits.

Let’s review:

10) Who is God the Father’s first creation?
11) When God created the Son in the beginning, was He a human or was He spirit?
12) TRUE or FALSE. The Lord created all things including humans, animals, plants, and other spirits.

(answers below)

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)

Our Lord continues God’s creation:

And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. (Genesis 1:9–13)

So God named the water under the sky which He created on the second day Sea. Out of the sea, he created dry land which He also called earth.

So let’s review what the Lord has created so far:

Day 1: the heavens and the earth, light and darkness, the deep and waters
Day 2: sky, rain, sea
Day 3: dry land called earth, plants

13) What does vegetation mean?
14) Examples of land-forms are hills and mountains. Ask your mom or dad to show you bible verses that have both of the words mountains and hills in it.
15) What are examples of plants mentioned in the Bible?

Next time, Lord willing, we will learn what He created on the fourth, the fifth and sixth day. We will also learn what He will be creating after that.

Answers to questions:

What other words can we use that means powerful?

1) One of them begins with an ‘m’. Answer: mighty

2) Another one begins with an ‘s’. Answer: strong

When God created the earth, it was without form and void.

3) What does ‘void’ mean? Does it mean full of life or lifeless? Answer: lifeless

4) What did God create on the first day? Answer: the heavens and the earth, light and darkness, the deep and the waters

5) What did God call the light? Answer: day

6) What did God call the darkness? Answer: night

7) What comes first in a day, evening or morning? Answer:

…and named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening came [first] and then morning [after the evening] –that was the first day. (Genesis 1:5)

8) Fill in the blanks: the Lord created the sky to divide the water above it and below it.

9) What day did God create the sky? Answer: the second day.

10) Who is God the Father’s first creation? Answer: our Lord Jesus Christ

11) When God created the Son in the beginning, was He a human or was He spirit? Answer: He was spirit.

12) TRUE or FALSE. The Lord created all things including humans, animals, plants, and other spirits. Answer: TRUE.

13) What does vegetation mean? Answer: plants.

14) Examples of land forms are hills and mountains. Ask your mom or dad to show you bible verses that have both the words hills and mountains in it.

Answer: some example verses are:

The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. (Psalms 72:3)

My birth was before mountains were formed or hills were put in place. (Proverbs 8:25)

15) What are some examples of plants mentioned in the Bible?

Answer: fig tree, grass, flowers, wheat, corn

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