Passage: Genesis 1-2
Christ Connection: Colossians 1:15-22 reveals that Christ is ruler over all of God’s creation. All of creation was created through Him, by Him, and for Him. Everything was created to give glory to Christ, but people would choose not to give Him glory. The rest of the Bible reveals how Jesus would restore the relationship between God and man.
Adult Connection Point: God– out of sheer grace– chose to enter our world of darkness through the person of Jesus Christ. John 1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (v1). And then, “The Word became flesh and took up residence among us” (v. 14). Jesus is God’s Word to us, breaking through our dark, silent prison and saying “Let there be light!” (“Life was in Him, and that light was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.” (vv. 4-5). In His perfect life and sacrificial death, Jesus revealed God to us. He showed us God’s character. He demonstrated the love at the heart of the Father’s authority.
Supplies Needed: Bible, flashlight, praise song (consider using the key passage song from The Gospel Project for Kids parent app).
Gather your family in a room with little or no outside light. Turn off the lights and sit in the dark for a moment. Review the story of creation and turn on a flashlight or the room lights when you discuss God creating light. Ask your family to consider what life would be like if God had not created light. (Possible answers: We wouldn’t know where to go. We wouldn’t be able to see the right path. We would run into obstacles.)
SAY: Light shows us the way to go. Sin has created a spiritually dark place. Spiritually we are separated from God– living in the dark. People were created to give glory to Christ, but people have not chosen to give Him glory. Instead, people have chosen to sin. People live in the dark; they cannot see salvation. God sent Jesus to be our light.
Read: John 1:14; Colossians 1:20, 22
SAY: Jesus provided the way for us to give God glory and live in the light when He died on the cross for our sin. God provided light for us. He provided Jesus to show God’s love to us.
Lead your family to sing a favorite praise song or hymn. Close in prayer.
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