Featured Passage: Genesis 1:26–28; 2:24
God created the first man, Adam, and later created his companion for life, Eve. The family was created by God for the good of mankind. God ordained the family to produce godly offspring (Malachi 2:15), thus allowing mankind to participate in God’s plan to have many sons and daughters born into His family. As stated previously, God starts things small, and He started with one family—one man and one woman, Adam and Eve. All human beings who have ever lived are descended from Adam and Eve.
- Explain to your child what a family is. Emphasize that a family begins with one man and one woman. You may want to take this opportunity to explain the roles of the father, mother, and children in the family.
- Ask your child who created the family and who was the first family on earth.
- Talk about God’s plan to have a big family with children, human beings, who look like Him. Tell your child that God wants them to be a part of His family.
- Express to your child that God was a father to Adam and Eve, that He loved them, and that He taught them what they needed to know to live a happy life.
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”