Sunday 2 August
Use this guide to help your family learn how God can help us live with humility.
First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!
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Activity – Colour Coding
What You Need
Paper and pencil (optional)
What You Do
Do this activity with at least one other person. One person read a colour from a list. Then, go back and forth, naming all the things in nature that are that colour. The person who thinks of the last thing wins the round.”
Say each colour out loud. Go back and forth, naming all the things in nature that are that colour. (Example: green—frog, grass, leaves, etc.)
If you want a variation, about half-way through the colours, grab a sheet of paper and a pencil for all players. Read the remaining colours aloud. Then, individually, write down as many things in nature that are that colour that you can think of. Compare lists. Mark out any items that you both wrote down. Award points for each unique item that each of you thought of. Keep score and reward the winner with a treat!
Talk about the Bible Story
God made the Earth and everything in it. When you think about all the things in nature that God created, which thing amazes you the most?
Think back to the order God created things. What was the last thing God created? (People.) What do you think that means about people? (God saved the best for last; we’re His most prized creation.)
God says that we were made in His image. What do you think that means? (We were created to think, feel, and act a little bit like God.)
Think about all the things God created—like sunsets, stars, beaches, kittens, and people. What do all these things say about God’s character? (That He is artistic, funny, brilliant, powerful, loving.)
If we are created in God’s image, what does that say about us? (That we can do of all those things too!)
God dreamed up and created incredible things—every flower, every sunrise, every bird you see flying in the sky, and even the beautiful, unique face you see when you look in the mirror. God did that. He is AMAZING! There is no limit to His creativity.
Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:
“God, thank You for creating the world and everything in it. You painted the sky and the sea with the sound of Your words. We stand in awe of Your power and creativity. And because You created us to think and act like You, we know that we can be creative, funny, artistic, brilliant, powerful, loving, and limitless—all with Your help. Thank You for your incredible creation. We love You. Amen.”