April 18, 2021 Sis.Michelle Harris
During this series, we are going to be discovering a treasure that is better than gold! What do you think that treasure could be? It’s the Bible! The Bible is an amazing book full of God’s words that tell God’s story! So let me hear you say this after me: God’s Word Is God’s Story
The Bible is one big book made up of 66 smaller chapter books. It’s dividedinto two parts — the Old Testament and the New Testament. Today we are going to read from the first book in the Bible called Genesis.(Pronounced: Jen-uh-sis) This is the first book in the Old Testament.
We will start reading in the first chapter.
- The biggest number tells you what chapter it is.
- The smaller numbers tell you what verse you are readingIn this first chapter of Genesis, there are 31 verses.
I want you to draw on your treasure map sheets as you read the bible story.
In the beginning, it was dark everywhere. There was nothing — no trees, water, sun, moon, or even people. Then God created the heavens and the earth. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! God called the light “day,” and He called the darkness “night.” This was the first day.
At number one, color half of the box a dark color and the other half a light color. You can draw as I keep reading. On day two, God made the sky up high and waters below. Then on day three, God made dry ground and plants. He called the dry ground “land,” and He named the water “sea.”
At number two, draw a plant, tree, or flower that you like the most! You can draw as I keep reading. On day four, God made the sun to shine during the day and the moon and stars to shine at night. On day five, God made the animals that live in the seas and animals that fly in the sky. On day six, God made all of the animals that live on land. But that wasn’t all God made on day six! He also made the first people. Who were the first people God created? (Adam and Eve) Yes!
At number three, you can draw your favorite animal, Adam and Eve, or anything that God created! Adam and Eve were best friends with God. The Bible tells us that they talked to Him, walked with Him, and loved Him so much. Everything was perfect … until a sneaky snake came to visit Eve! Do you think the snake told Eve a lie or the truth? (A lie) Yes! Eve believed the snake’s lie. She and Adam sinned, and it hurt their friendship with God. But God knew this was going to happen and He had a plan to fix their friendship with Him.
At number four, you can draw a Bible. It’s a treasure better than gold! You can draw as I keep reading. God had a plan for people to know His love and experience friendship with Him, and that’s what the story of the Bible is all about! God spoke to create the world, and He kept on speaking! He spoke to people who wrote down His words and turned them into books. From beginning to end, the Bible is God’s Word to us. Every word of it is His Story, God’s story, about everything He did to show us His love.
You can fold your paper on the black dashed lines to make this like a real treasure map, leading to something better than gold – God’s Word! Now, say this with me: God’s Word Is God’s Story