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Friday, February 02, 2007

Lessons from Genesis

In the kids' Precept Bible study class, we're studying Genesis. Today we went through the whole 1st chapter of Genesis and I asked the kids the 5W and an H questions...

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

It was so awesome to help them learn how to interrogate the text of Scripture.

They got to see, from God's Word, that all the animals, and plants, and trees, and fish...etc., all of them were made "after their kind".

We talked at length about how doggies bear puppies, and cats bear kittens, and cherry trees grow fruit in keeping with what they are...cherry trees bear cherries.

BUT...man and woman were not made "after their kind"...they were made in the image of God.

They learned who the "Us" is in "Let Us make man in Our own image".

We talked about how when the little girls in the class grow up, they won't have baby monkeys or baby fish..they'll have baby humans, per God's design.

And we talked about how not one of us in the class was carried in the womb of an ape.

And when I asked them how they knew this to be true...they GOT IT! Yeah! They said, "Because that's what the Bible says!" !

Hooray!

These kids are LITTLE...most of them...the youngest is 4, and already she is learning that God's Word is absolute.

They also learned that the first thing that God blessed was the animals...and we talked about why they thought that was...the answers were precious.

Then we talked about how God blessed man and woman...and how that truth makes us so very special to God....and that the fact that God made us in His Own image....how very unique and important that makes us.

They also learned that we will rule over the angels one day...they thought that was awesome! :)

I never expected to love teaching these little ones so much...I just took on the endeavor in obedience to God's call to do so...

But, oh my goodness! It's such an honor to be used by God to plant such amazing, eternal seeds of Truth in their little minds!

I love them so much!

What a gift to be a part of their lives!

3 comments:

Laura said...

I praise God for teachers like you who are willing to present his Word in truth, especially to children, who we are to model in our own faith.

Keep it up, God will reap the harvest of the seeds planted in the hearts of these precious ones in your care.

God bless you, Jesica.

Jesica said...

And I praise God for people who have the gift of song, through amazingly beautiful voices like yours, who bless the body of Christ when you lift up praise to Him.

Besides, you're an amazing friend and a precious, sweet sister in Christ!

Thanks for being a valued piece of iron in my life. "So as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."

Love you!
Me

D.L. White said...

This is so awesome! I love it that God has gifted you to teach these little ones.

The one time I was asked to teach a kids' Sunday morning Bible class, it was...to put it lightly...a disaster. I resorted to showing Veggie Tales videos for the 30 minutes I had them.