Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 6 “The Re-Creation: Days 1 – 7”

Read Together: The re-creation week occurred perhaps millions of years after God first created the universe. Some of the angels, about one-third, rebelled against God’s rule over them, and they spread chaos throughout the universe, leaving the earth in devastation. It was in this setting that God rehabilitated the earth, making it suitable for human life again. The first thing God did was to restore light to the earth, and on day two, earth’s beautiful atmosphere, the sky, was prepared. On day three of the re-creation week, God made the land appear by separating the seas into their places. He caused the plants to grow. All the fruit trees, shade trees, edible plants, and beautiful flowers came forth at His command. The sun, moon, and stars, were ordained for signs, seasons, days, and years on the fourth day, so that humans could keep track of time. Knowing when the seasons occur helps us to plan for planting, harvesting, and especially for keeping God’s Holy Days. On day five of the re-creation week, God created birds and fish. Song birds along with larger birds flew through the sky; fish populated the lakes, streams, and oceans. God then created land animals on the sixth day. Toward the end of the sixth day, God created the first man, Adam, in God’s own image. God created the Sabbath on the seventh day of creation by resting on it, setting mankind an example to do the same.

 

Read Together: Genesis 1:18,1:919; Psalm 104:59; Genesis 1:202:3

Discuss:

  •    Help your child grasp that a lot of time could have transpired between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis.
  •    Ask what the earth must have been like when everything was dark and covered by thick clouds and water.
  •    Explain that God makes things in stages, and when re-creating the earth, He started by “turning the lights on” (clearing away the murky darkness) first!
  •    Ask why God made the land. What purposes does land serve for humans and animals?
  •    Help your child to make of list of all the things people and animals do with plants.
  •    Ask who humans look like, and what God said about His creation.
  •    Ask your child what he/she likes about the Sabbath and why it is special to him/her?
  •    Remind your child that God made the Sabbath, and He set it apart for holy use.

 

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 5 “Lucifer Becomes Satan”

Read Together: Lucifer was a powerful archangel with great responsibilities. However, he allowed pride and vanity to pervert his thoughts and actions. Lucifer began to believe that he knew better than God and that his way of competition and get was better than God’s way of cooperation and love. He devised a coup attempt, convincing about one-third of the angels to rebel with him to take over God’s throne. Lucifer wanted God’s job! Of course the created being was not more powerful than his Creator. God threw Lucifer and his angels back to the earth. God names things what they are, so when he rebelled, God changed Lucifer’s name to Satan, which means adversary. God called Satan’s angels demons.

 

Read Together: Isa. 14:1214; Ezek. 28:1517; Luke 10:18.

 

Discuss:

  • Satan was a son of God in that God was his Creator. Ask your child if they can think of any movie, television program, or personal example in which the child thought they knew more than their parent.
  • Help your child understand that we have nothing to fear from Satan because God is in charge and Satan can do nothing to us without God’s permission.
  • Explain that everyone will be given a chance to be in God’s family and that only those who willfully reject God will be burned up in the lake of fire (Mal. 4:1, 3).  No human being will spend eternity burning in hell fire.

 

Review memorization:

Hebrews 1:13–14 “But to which of the angels has He ever said: ‘Sit at my right hand till I make your enemies your footstool?’ Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister to those who will inherit salvation?”

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 4 “God Creates the Universe”

Read Together: There was a time when there was only Godtwo Beings that included God and the Word. But God wanted to have more people in His family. He first created angels, which were designed to be helpers of human beings. Afterward, God began to create the physical universe.  All the planets, stars, comets, and everything on earth was created by God! The whole universe, everything that we can see and everything that we cannot see, was created in preparation for the future sons and daughters of God Almighty.

 

Read Together: Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3; Job 38:4-7; Hebrews 1:10, 13-14; Romans 8:19.

Discuss

  • Talk about how God and Jesus Christ wanted a family and built a creation for them to enjoy. Originally, it was just the two of themthe Father and the Wordand they wanted a much bigger family.
  • Help your child to understand that God is the Creator and that only God can create from nothing. When we make something, for example, we use materials that He made.
  • Explain that God created the spirit world, including angels, before creating the physical universe.
  • Show your child that while most of the time “sons of God” refers to people, some times in the Bible it can refer to angels (Job 38:4-7).
  • Ask your child what things in God’s creation they enjoy the most. Help him or her understand, in a simple way, that God created all of these things for us!

Review Memorization:

Isaiah 45:18  For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: ‘I am the LORD, and there is no other’”

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 3 “The Angelic Realm”

Read Together: Before time began, before the earth, sun, planets and stars, before anything of the universe was created, God created the angels. Angels are created, brilliant, powerful spirit beings with personalities and the ability to make choices and decisions. God created millions, and perhaps billions of angels! They were created prior to the physical universe to help God govern and manage the universe. Angels were created on a lower level than God, but with power and intellect superior to human beings. The angelic realm is very real, even though it is not within our physical senses to perceive it. Their primary job at this time is to serve and help us, the future sons and daughters of God.

Read Together: Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 91:11; 104:4; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 5:11

Discuss:

  • Many people do not believe there is a spirit realm. Ask your child to identify things we know exist which cannot be seen, such as gravity. Remind him/her that God is Spirit, and He cannot be seen with the human eye. Angels are comprised of spirit, too.
  • Discuss how angels were given the job to help take care of human beings. What are some ways that angels do that? Explain examples in your family when you were saved from a terrible car crash or other accident and how an angel might have been the one that helped your family be safe.
  • Discuss how angels have long been witnesses of God’s power and His plan. Note that they have watched history from Adam to now.

Review Memorization:

Hebrews 1:13-14 “But to which of the angels has He ever said: ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool’? Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

 

[1] Herbert W. Armstrong. Mystery of the Ages. (New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1985) 61.
* Parents may wish to read Mystery of the Ages, “Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits”, in preparation for discussion.

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 2 ” Where Did God Come From?”

Read Together: God had no beginning, and He has no end. God was not created; He is the Creator. God is the ever-living One. One of His names is simply, “I Am”. It means He has always existed. It may be difficult to understand, but God did not come from anywhere. God is eternal. He is, and He has always been. Atheists say this makes no sense. They would rather believe that everything happened by chance. They believe that cells and organisms and human beings just came together somehow! However, they offer no explanation of how that happened. Evolution is an attempt by people to explain the existence of a creation without a Creator. God calls this foolish. He says they are without excuse; the universe itself is proof of His existence. God now lives in the third heaven where He reigns over His creation.

Read Together: Exodus 3:13-14; Isaiah 57:15; Romans 1:18-22; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 4:1-4

Discuss:

  • Explain to your child that the Word was the God in the Old Testament who interacted with human beings (John 1:1, 14).
  • Explain to your child that evolution, even though it is portrayed as a fact, is a theory which offers no evidence as proof. (You may wish to view the Tomorrow’s World telecast “Darwin’s Legacy,” which explains this point.)
  • Ask your child if they have heard of evolution. Help them to explain why it is false, in their own words.
  • Help your child think about God’s throne. What will it be like to be there?

Review Memorization:

Isaiah 46:9-10 Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.’”

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: Lesson 1 “Who Is God?”

Read Together: It is very important to understand who and what God is. We can only know this if God chooses to reveal it to us, and He has, through the Bible. What was it like when nothing physical existed? In that pre-historic era, there were two eternal, powerful, spirit beings called God and the Word. Together, God and the Word planned and designed everything seen and unseen: the angelic hosts, the stars and planets, the plants and animals, and man. The Word, who became Jesus Christ, was the One who did the creating, and God created all things through Him. God is not some magical “force.” No, God is real! He has form and shape. We can know what God looks like because He made us to look like Him. God is all-wise, all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving. By His Spirit, He can see what is going on everywhere! However, we cannot really know who God is without knowing His character. God is good, merciful, kind, and filled with compassion. Everything God does is motivated from love. God is love.

 

Read Together: John 1:1–3; Genesis 1:26–27; John 4:24; John 3:16; Psalm 90:2; Colossians 1:16–17; Isaiah 46:9–10; 1 John 4:8.

 

 

Discuss:

  • Help your child understand that there are two beings in the God Family, God and the Word, whom we now call the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.
  • Explain that God wants every human being to be born into the Family of God.
  • Explain that the Spirit of God is not a separate person, but rather the power by which God does things.
  • Ask your child to describe what he or she thinks the relationship between God and the Word was like before the creation.
  • Speculate with your child about what it would be like to be a God Being. What would you do? Where in the universe would you visit?

 

Review Memorization:

Help your child memorize the following verse:

Isaiah 46:910Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.’

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