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God Creates the World
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 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.
3 Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.
6 Then God said, "Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth."
9 Then God said, "Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear." And that is what happened.
10 God called the dry ground "land" and the waters "seas." And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, "Let the land sprout with vegetation — every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit.
These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came." And that is what happened.
16 God made two great lights — the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind." 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird — each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
THE Jesus CONNECTION The Bible tells us
Dear God, thank you for making such an amazing world for us. We love it — and we love you! In Jesus' name, amen.
What's your favorite thing that God made?
If you could change one thing that God made, what would it be?
Look at the sky this week to see if any clouds look like animal shapes to you. God made all those clouds — and every animal you can think of.
A New Creation
With your child, draw pretend animals. Then talk about the animals you made and the animals God made.(Continues…)
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Table of Contents
How to Use These Bible Stories, 7,
God Creates the World, 10,
God Creates People, 16,
Adam and Eve's Sin, 22,
Noah and the Flood, 26,
God's Rainbow Promise, 30,
The Tower of Babel, 34,
God's Promise to Abraham, 38,
Isaac Is Born, 42,
Special Bible Verses, 46,