God Made All Things {Sneak Peek at Book}

God Made All Things {Sneak Peek at Book}

Hey there!  If you haven’t gotten a chance to grab a copy of my book Top 50 Bible Stories yet, you’re in luck!  I’m going to be sharing a few chapters of the book with you and I’ll also be giving away 5 copies over on Growing Kids Ministry’s facebook page starting December 1st.

Today, I’ll be highlighting chapter one of the book — God Made All Things.

This Week’s Passage: Genesis 1:1-31

Memory Verse: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

Big Idea: God Made All Things


God is so powerful that he made the entire world, simply by speaking. God made the light, the water, the plants, the animals, and even people! Because God is so powerful and strong, we can trust him. Today, we will learn that God made all things. Open with prayer requests, praises, and a time of prayer.

Bible Story:

Where is the darkest place you have ever been? (Allow kids to answer)

Say: In today’s Bible passage, God creates the entire world – out of nothing! Before God began creating things, everything
was dark and formless. Let’s turn in the Bible to Genesis 1:1-5. That is pretty amazing! Not only did God create light, he also
made the sun, moon, and stars to give us light all the time. Let’s keep reading Genesis 1:14-19. God also made the plants,
trees, animals, rivers, lakes, birds, fish, and everything you see in nature. God created humans to rule over the things on the earth (Read Genesis 1:26-27). God was very happy with the things that he made (Read Genesis 1:31). It would have been amazing to see all those things at the beginning of Creation. I am so glad that God made all things.

Object Lesson: Sunny Orange

Say: Today we’re going to make our own sun out of an orange. Does anyone know why the sun is so bright? (Allow kids to
answer) The real sun burns gas to stay bright, but our little orange sun is going to burn oil.

Directions: Using the knife, score the orange peel around the middle of the orange (like the middle hemisphere of a globe) all the way around, cutting just the peel (do not cut into the orange fruit). Carefully, separate the rind away from the  fruit, producing two small cups from the orange peel. Set the fruit aside for later. At the bottom of the orange,
there will be a small membrane (the central core) inside the orange. Peel the

rind away in a way that leaves this small
membrane attached to the bottom half of the rind. This will serve as your wick. Pour oil onto the wick and into the bottom
half of the now hollowed out orange. As you wait for the wick to soak up the oil a bit, cut a small hole in the top half of the
rind to allow air into the orange candle. Light the wick (hold the flame to the wick for several moments) and replace the
now hollow top to create a small orange sun. Place it in a dark place to really see it glow.

Say: This is a just a small version of our amazing sun, but it’s still pretty cool. It is so amazing that God made all things, including the sun, stars, and moon. And this is just the beginning! I can’t wait to hear more from God’s Word next week!

Watch It:  If you want to see a version of this object lesson in action, check out this video from Hoopla Kidz. 

Hope you enjoyed this peek at chapter one.  Each chapter also includes an opening game as well as three additional activities to do with the kids.  Remember you can grab the book on Amazon, Christianbook.com, or try to win a copy on facebook!



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