We headed to Genesis 3:1-23 and found out what happened when Adam and Eve decided to do what they wanted to do instead of following God’s plan for them. Adam and Eve had one rule: don’t eat fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. But the serpent tempts them, and they decided to give into the temptation so they could become like God. And in a moment, everything changed. All that was perfect was now broken. Thankfully, although the consequences for Adam and Eve were severe, God never gave up on having a relationship with His creation.
Bottom Line: God made you to know Him. We know now that God sent Jesus to make a way for us to truly know Him again. We pray that kids will discover that no matter what they’ve done or how far away they feel from God, that Jesus came to make a way for them to be right with God. God made us know Him, and that’s possible because of Jesus.
Have a great week!
The RF Team
Creativity: imagining what you could do because your’re made in God’s image.
Dear friends of the REIGN FOREST,
This past Sunday our lesson title was The Namer-Adam’s First Job. The Bottom line was “God made you to imagine.”
“How you made me is amazing and wonderful, I praise you for that.” Psalm 139;14
We talked about imagining what we could do because we are made in God’s image. We created our own animals out of stickers. Some of you came up with some amazing new creatures!
See you at the REIGN FOREST!
The RF Team
Hello Reign Forest Friends!
We continue our topic of creativity - Imagining what you could do because you are made in God's image.
In Genesis 1:26–2:25, we take a closer look at how God created Adam and Eve. God wanted to fill the earth He created with His image, so He formed Adam from the dust of the ground, and formed Eve with Adam’s rib. He created people to bring Him glory as they cared for and developed the earth.
Bottom Line: God made you. This is not something to take lightly. Out of everything God could have done, He created each and every person on the planet to be like Him as they interact with each other and with the world. We pray that kids discover that how God made them is unique and wonderful. Because God made them, they have value beyond what they do because of who they are as God’s child.
We do not have a new memory verse this week. However, don't forget to read your God Time hand out for the week and work at catching up on any memory verses that you need to make up.
The Reign Forest Team
Hello Reign Forest Friends,
During the month of June, we will be learning about Creativity–imagining what you could do because you’re made in God’s image.
We kicked off this week in Genesis 1:1-25 and looked at the beginning. As we look around at the world around us, we see the moon and stars, the plants and animals, We can’t help but see the creative beauty in God’s creation. He is the Master Artist and Sculptor. Everything in this world is intricately designed and points to God’s fingerprints in creation.
Bottom Line: God made everything. When we see how God created the world around us, we see who we are in light of His grandeur and majesty. The psalmist writes, What are human beings that you [God] think about them? (Psalm 8:4, NIrV). God created us apart from the rest of creation when He created us in His image, and when we create; we reflect His image to the world around us.
Memory Verse #30: Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it. Psalm 139:14 NLT
This is the last verse in this year’s memory verse challenge. We will celebrate everyone’s accomplishments end of July or beginning of Aug – so there is plenty of time to catch up if your child needs to learn any past verses.
The Reign Forest Team
Reign Forest Team
Anita Wenrich is the leader every first Sunday
Jessi Sensenig is the leader every fourth Sunday
Angie Martin is the leader every fifth Sunday
Kristin Wise is the leader every second Sunday
Cheryl Marshall is the coordinator and leader every third Sunday