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Grow and Go - Water Series - Session #1

This week’s destination: Creation of water - MAN'S FIRST BIRTH

MATERIALS: Seven empty tissue paper boxes Plain white wrapping paper, the 7 creation number signs found in Visual Aid Manual. Glue, crayons. Three signs (Father; Son; Holy Spirit) to teach Bible Memory verse. Rope, bottle, cookie, balloon (Red) for the skit

AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Welcome Teacher,Trainers and students. (Prior to arrival hide the Creation numbers around the room.)

1. WELCOME GAME: (10 minutes)

Play the Creation Song as the children play this game.

Download Creation song

You will have hidden the Creation numbers prior to class tell the children you will need their help to find the numbers and to put the numbers back in order.

Download Creation numbers

 



 
 

This activity will help the children understand that God is the Creator of all things, understand on a basic level the seven days of creation.

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the class into two equal teams. Have one member of team’ A’ say their name and something from the story of Creation that begins with the same letter of their name. Then one member of team’ B’ If a child cannot think of anything they have to sit out. eg

For example: (Children's names can be changed depending upon location)

Child says her name is Lucy and God created 'Light'
Child says her name is Suzanne and God created 'Sky'
Child says her name is Wendy and God created 'Water'

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS:
(10 minutes)

Optional: Download 'The 7 day creation song' Active Praise Music sheet, lyrics and instramental video

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

Optional: Download 'Father of Creation' Worship Music sheet, lyrics and music video.

Optional: Download 'What a mighty God we serve ' Worship music video.

Prayer: Heavenly Father thank you that by Your Word the heavens were made. By Your Spirit life begun, by the wisdom of our Lord Your laws were laid. By Your love you sent your Son Jesus Christ and by Your Grace we are saved. By the power of our Lord the victory has been won. Thank you Jesus Amen.

Welcome to the Water Series

Optional: Download 'The importance of water' video

5. TEACHING:
a. Review

This is the first session in the Water Series, but last week we ended the Light Series can you remember the Bible Memory Verse?

There was a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. (John 1: 6-7 NIV)

Optional: Download Bible Verse Visual Aid.

b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Genesis 1:26a … CHARGE

GOD said “let US (Father; Son; Holy Spirit ) make man kind in OUR (Father; Son; Holy Spirit) image (resemblance), in our likeness (characteristics /personality)

(Genesis 1:26a)

Optional: Download Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid colouring page

(Have three signs - Father; Son; Holy Spirit,
to represent the Triune God)

Download Session #1 Visual Aids

c. Teach the Lesson MAN’S FIRST BIRTH

SKIT: Get three volunteers to stand in a row, holding a rope. As the Bible verse is read place a sign SPIRIT around the neck of the first child. Give him a deflated balloon to hold.

Optional: Download SPIRIT Visual Aid.

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, (BODY place sign around neck of the last child) and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; (Blow up SPIRIT's balloon)

Optional: Download BODY Visual Aid.

and man became a living being (SOUL place sign around the neck of the middle child). (Genesis 2:7)

Optional: Download SOUL Visual Aid.

At this stage the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day and had fellowship (Take the hand of SPIRIT child and walk, SOUL follows holding onto the rope, and BODY is willing to walk holding the rope as well.) Harmony and unity, fellowship with God in a beautiful garden.

GOD CREATED MANKIND:

The Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.

Optional: Download 'God created man' video

Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
(Genesis 2:21-23)

NUGGETTS:
We were created in the image of the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) we are triune creatures we are Spirit, Soul and body.
We were created perfect, because God is perfect
We were created to be in relationship with God because we are Spirit and need relationship with a Spirit God.

6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:

CLOSING PRAYER: Heavenly Father God of creation, forgive our moments of ingratitude from appreciating the wonder that is this world, the endless cycle of nature, of life and death and rebirth.
Forgive us for taking without giving, reaping without sowing.
Open our eyes to see, our lips to praise and our hands to share.
May our feet tread lightly on the path we tread and our footsteps be worthy of following, for they lead to you.

Read more at: www.faithandworship.com

TAKE HOME BIBLE VERSE:

Print the Take Home Bible Verse one for each child.

Give each child a folder to hold all their Take Home material for the entire Series.

Optional: Download Take Home Memory Verse

DOWNLOAD Take Home Activity book

NEXT WEEK: We will continue with the ‘Water Series’ leaning about thow SIN entered the world with consequences and how God used water to deal with it!

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