Help your children understand that being made in God’s image means we are made like Him, or patterned after Him. God does not have a physical body; He is Spirit, and He has given each of us a spirit. God gives people the ability to think and to feel emotions and to make choices. He gives us the ability to understand right and wrong. God created people in His own image (Gen. 1:26) and for His glory (Isa. 43:7).
This week open your Bibles to Genesis 1:26-2:25. If you have younger kids you can use a story Bible to read it with them. Here you will read about how God made Adam & Eve. And how He made man in His own image.
Ask the questions:
- What did God say after He created everything? (It is very good. Gen. 1:31)
- What makes us different from everything else God created? (We are made in His image)
- What does it mean to be made in His image? (We have a spirit and a conscience; also, see above)
- What one rule did God give Adam and Eve in the garden? (They shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Gen. 2:17)
Christ Connection: God created people in His own image. Adam was like God in some ways, but he was not a perfect representation of God. God sent His Son, Jesus, to show us exactly what God is like. (Colossians 1:15) Jesus is the perfect representation of God because He is God. (Hebrews 1:3)
Every week we will have something for your kids to bring back to one of our leaders the following Sunday. If they come back to us with their answer they will be able to pick a prize out of our prize box.
This week: Tell a BridgeKids leader one attribute they see in themselves that is a reflection of being made in God’s image.