Creativity: Imagining what you could do because you are made in God’s image.
Series Memory Verse: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 (NIV)
Main Point: God made you to imagine.
Bible Story: Adam’s First Job | Genesis 2:19-20
From the opening pages of Scripture, we encounter God’s creativity in action. But God is not finished creating! He created people in His image to take care and develop His magnificent creation. Humans are unique in that we reflect God in how we interact with each other and the world around us. That interaction includes God’s creativity. We may not form mountains and oceans, but we create art and music, build cities, solve problems, and innovate technology—all of which starts with the creativity God has placed in us.
In Genesis 2:19-20, we get a glimpse into life for Adam in the garden. One of the first tasks as caretaker of the garden was to name the animals. What a fun job for Adam to imagine the names for the creatures as they passed. Adam’s imagination would be crucial for take care of his responsibility of God’s world.
God made you to imagine. Adam’s job of taking care of the earth has become our job. We need our God-given imagination to solve problems, help people, and create whatever is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities. Imagination is more than creating art and music, but is something God has given us to make a difference in the world.
The Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.
During Gadgets and Gizmos, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to do all three of the following to earn a prize:
- FINDING Psalm 139:14 in their Bible.
- RECITINGPsalm 139:14 from memory.
- SAYING the series virtue, CREATIVITY, from memory. (CREATIVITY: Imagining what you could do because you are made in God’s image.)