Today we will read about how God created the heaven and the earth. Let's read from the bible. Remember we learned from the last teaching called Who Is God, that the bible is a book from God to us and it tells us about God and how we can live for Him.
We will start in Genesis, which is the beginning of the bible.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
What we learned is that God made the world by speaking, that means talking. He didn't create it with hands like we would have to do, but with His words. You and I can't do that can we?
We also learned that God called the light Day and the darkness Night. You can see the day and night can't you?
He called the firmament Heaven. He did all that in two days.
Think about how big the earth and sky are and that God made them just by speaking the words, in two days!
Let's answer some questions.
1. Who created the heaven and earth?
2. How did God create the heaven and earth?
3. What did God call the light?
4. What did God call the darkness?
5. What did God call the firmament?
6. How many days did it take God to create the heaven and earth?
7. Did God say the light was good or bad?
8. When did God create the heaven and earth?
Next time we will learn what else God created.