God Created People
There is one God, the Father… and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:6
MAIN POINT: GOD CREATED PEOPLE IN HIS OWN IMAGE
On the sixth day of creation, God made people in His very own image. God took dust from the ground and made a man. God told the man to work in the garden and take care of it.
God provided food from the trees for the man to eat. Then God said, “You can eat from any of the trees in the garden, except for one.” God warned the man, “If you eat from that tree, you will die.”
God decided to make a helper for the man. God made wild animals and birds, but none of the animals was a good helper for the man.
So God made the man fall fast asleep. He took one of the man’s ribs and created a woman.
The woman was a perfect helper for the man. The man’s name was Adam, and his wife’s name was Eve.
God looked at everything He had made, and it was very good. On the seventh day of creation, God rested.
This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, your kids learned that God create 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).
Family starting points
|Babies and Toddlers||Preschool||Kids|
|● God made people, and God loves people.
● God made people in His likeness.
● God is in charge of everything He made.
|● Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.
● God created people in His own image.
|● Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.
● God created people in His own image; God created them male and female.