In the Beginning Series: Lesson #7
God blessed the seventh day and made it holy.
Bible Verse: God rested. (Genesis 2:2)
Past Verses: God created man. (Genesis 1:27)
God created the fish and birds. (Genesis 1:21)
God made the stars. (Genesis 1:16)
God created plants. (Genesis 1:11)
God created the sky and seas. (Genesis 1:7)
God created light. (Genesis 1:3)
Bible Story for children:
The Sabbath Day is special (Holy). God wants us to stop our regular work
on Sunday and worship Him.
Prop ideas: Pictures of workers, pictures of worshippers
6 identical items, 1 similar (6 red balls, 1 blue/6 apples, 1 orange) – have
children count items
Feltboard, poster board with days of creation
Older children – Review, Parts A&B
Younger children – Review & Part A
On the first day of creation, God created…light.
On the second day of creation, God created…the sky and seas.
On the third day of creation, God created…dry land and plants.
On the fourth day of creation, God created…the sun, moon and stars.
On the fifth day of creation, God created…the fish and birds.
On the sixth day of creation, God created…land animals and man.
In six days, God created the world and everything in it! He completed
everything. Do you know what He did on the seventh day? Can you
guess…God did nothing! He rested. The Bible tells us that God had
“finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested
from his work.” (Genesis 2:2) Do you think that God was tired? No! God
would not be tired. But, God rested so that we would learn to rest or take a
break from our work. He did this as an example for us.
As God rested, the Bible tells us that He “blessed the seventh day and made
it Holy.”(Genesis 2:3) This means that He made the day special. Coming to
When finished with activities, return
all necessary items to bag and place
in the hallway for pickup.
church on Sundays is very important. We honor God and the ho