I wanted to spend an extra week on the Creation story so I have encouraged the kids to bring in something “extraordinary” from nature to share. We will also be going over verses from Romans 1 and 1 Corinthians 2 so we can go over the differences between man’s wisdom; which might question the creation account, and God’s wisdom. This will also give you time to go over the added details that are found in Genesis 2.
“ For in the gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith; as it is written, ‘ The just shall live by faith’. (amplified) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools…” Romans 1:17-22
“Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:5
“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14
The Bible is a book of theology. It is God’s revelation of Himself to man. When we walk in “the fear of the LORD” (the beginning of wisdom according to Proverbs 9:10), we believe He is our awesome Creator. ”By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3) The world ridicules this faith, but we can take a firm stand because we know that “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) We can share with them the amazing work of creation that God perfected in our lives by removing our unbelieving heart of stone and giving us a new heart and a new spirit. You may be gifted to be able to share with foolish men who bash the Genesis account of creation, but look at Jesus’ example when He answered Pilate that He had come into the world to bear witness to the truth…”everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37) Just share the truth of the word, love them, and leave the results to the Holy Spirit.
NOTE: If you are teaching just a lesson on wisdom to older children, I would add the verses from Proverbs 1:24-32 that describe the warnings of rejecting wisdom’s cry!
The puzzle in the sample will help teach truths about wisdom, a gift that will help us understand Genesis 1 and 2. The worksheets are also posted on my other blog, “kidsbible.wordpress.com”
The kids will need their bibles to look up the verses. Different versions will have different words so you will have to help them find the word that fits (I used NKJV)….but it is important that they at least look up the references so they can be familiar with the Book…remember “sword drills when you were young????