TOPIC OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER—GOD CREATES THE WORLD
The lessons this month centers on God’s creation of the heaven and the earth and the day by day creation of specific items ending with the crowning glory of the Creator’s handiwork: the man and the woman created in God’s image which launches God’s gift of family. The last lesson this month, sadly the Creator must become the confronter in response to the first human sin.
September 2—God Creates Heaven and Earth – Genesis 1:1-13
The Scriptures tells us about the designer of the universe. God has sent us instructions of how to live, the rules of right and wrong, and the consequences of breaking the rules. Humankind has been granted freedom to choose whether or not to obey the rules, but humankind has not been given the right to decide the rules.
Key Verse: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 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. —Genesis 1:1-2
September 9—God Creates Light and Life – Genesis 1:14-25
There would be no life without God’s plan and provision. Genesis, however, teaches us that life did not arise on our planet as random adaptations to existing conditions, but that the earth was created to sustain the life that God intended and design. That include us human beings.
Key Verse: God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. —Genesis 1:14
September 16—God Creates People – Genesis 1:26-31; 2:4-7
Christians should view themselves and others as special creations of God and objects of His love and concern. Because all are made in our Lord’s image, all deserve respect, dignity, honor, and care, regardless of social status, accomplishments, etc.
Key Verse: God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. —Genesis1:27
September 23—God Creates the Family – Genesis 2:18-24; 4:1-2
God bestows on us many blessings and gifts, but the is the capacity to have relationships. Life is about relationships—with God and with each other. God desires that humanity flourish through the marriage relationship.
Key Verse: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. —Genesis 2:24
September 30—God Confronts Sin – Genesis 3:1-17, 20-24
An opportunity to violate God’s command seems a good thing (temptation), the violation occurs with short-term pleasure (sin), the consequences of breaking God’s laws (punishment) brings regret (repentance).
Key Verse: The Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. —Genesis 3:23
Remember when you give your life to Jesus you begin a journey of discovery. Once you are introduced to the Master you need to take his yoke upon you and learn of Him. What better place to learn of Him than Sunday School. Please join us, we have a class for you!