創世記 1

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1 はじめには天と地とを創造された。

2 地は形なく、むなしく、やみが淵のおもてにあり、神の霊がのおもてをおおっていた。

3 は「あれ」と言われた。するとがあった。

4 はその見て、良しとされた。はそのとやみとを分けられた。

5 を昼と名づけ、やみをと名づけられた。夕となり、またとなった。第一日である。

6 はまた言われた、「の間におおぞらがあって、とを分けよ」。

7 そのようになった。はおおぞらを造って、おおぞらのとおおぞらの上のとを分けられた。

8 はそのおおぞらを天と名づけられた。夕となり、またとなった。第二である。

9 はまた言われた、「天のは一つ所に集まり、かわいた地が現れよ」。そのようになった。

10 はそのかわいた地を陸と名づけ、の集まった所をと名づけられた。見て、良しとされた。

11 はまた言われた、「地は青と、種をもつと、種類にしたがって種のある実を結ぶ果樹とを地の上にはえさせよ」。そのようになった。

12 地は青と、種類にしたがって種をもつと、種類にしたがって種のある実を結ぶとをはえさせた。見て、良しとされた。

13 夕となり、またとなった。第である。

14 はまた言われた、「天のおおぞらにがあって昼ととを分け、しるしのため、季節のため、のため、年のためになり、

15 天のおおぞらにあって地を照らすとなれ」。そのようになった。

16 つの大きなを造り、大きいに昼をつかさどらせ、小さいをつかさどらせ、またを造られた。

17 はこれらを天のおおぞらに置いて地を照らさせ、

18 昼ととをつかさどらせ、とやみとを分けさせられた。見て、良しとされた。

19 夕となり、またとなった。第である。

20 はまた言われた、「は生き物の群れで満ち、は地の上、天のおおぞらを飛べ」。

21 は海の大いなる獣と、に群がるすべての動く生き物とを、種類にしたがって創造し、また翼のあるすべてのを、種類にしたがって創造された。見て、良しとされた。

22 はこれらを祝福して言われた、「生めよ、ふえよ、に満ちよ、または地にふえよ」。

23 夕となり、またとなった。第五である。

24 はまた言われた、「地は生き物を種類にしたがっていだせ。家畜と、這うものと、地のとを種類にしたがっていだせ」。そのようになった。

25 は地のを種類にしたがい、家畜を種類にしたがい、また地に這うすべての物を種類にしたがって造られた。見て、良しとされた。

26 はまた言われた、「われわれのかたちに、われわれにかたどって人を造り、これにの魚と、空のと、家畜と、地のすべてのと、地のすべての這うものとを治めさせよう」。

27 自分のかたちに人を創造された。すなわち、神のかたちに創造し、男と女とに創造された。

28 は彼らを祝福して言われた、「生めよ、ふえよ、地に満ちよ、地を従わせよ。またの魚と、空のと、地に動くすべての生き物とを治めよ」。

29 はまた言われた、「わたしは全地のおもてにある種をもつすべてのと、種のある実を結ぶすべてのとをあなたがたに与える。これはあなたがたの食物となるであろう。

30 また地のすべての獣、空のすべての、地を這うすべてのもの、すなわち命あるものには、食物としてすべての青を与える」。そのようになった。

31 が造ったすべての物を見られたところ、それは、はなはだ良かった。夕となり、またとなった。第六である。

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Genesis 1: The Creation and Development of our Spiritual Life      

By Rev. William Woofenden

The first book of the Bible is "Genesis", which means "creation". It's a very, very ancient story - one of the oldest stories of humankind, and it's full of symbolic meaning that - still - gets to the core of what it is to be truly human.

The first three days of creation describe the development of the natural degree of man's life. They come first as a preparation for the opening of the spiritual degree of our minds. The creation of the grass, herbs, and trees took place on the third day, and constitutes the third step in regeneration. The creation of the fowl and fish was on the fifth day. Between these on the fourth day the sun, moon, and stars were created.

From the beginning man had light, for all light is from the Lord, but it was not direct light. He was not at first in the clear light of the sun, moon, and stars, which are set in the firmament. The firmament is the internal man. There is a preparation that has to be made before the internal man is opened. At first we think we see the truth and do good from ourselves. Hence only inanimate things are produced. All truth and good are from the Lord who alone is truth and goodness, and only when we come to acknowledge this can we have true love from him, true faith in Him, and true knowledge of spiritual things. These are not seen from the external or natural degree of life.

Again we should note a change of language. It was said, "Let the earth bring forth" the grass, herb, and fruit trees. Now and through the remaining days it is said that "God created." Man has a part to play in his regeneration. There must be in his mind forms into which the warmth of love and the light of faith and of spiritual truths can flow.

When the mind is so prepared, influx from the Lord can be received, with greater power. "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." It should be noted that it is the waters that are commanded to bring forth the moving creature that hath life, and that it is not the seas but the waters which are to produce the living creatures. The seas represent the gathering together of knowledges, but by the "waters" are meant the spiritual truths in the mind. So in the Lord's words to the woman of Samaria, "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst" (John 4:14). In Ezekiel it is the "waters" issuing from the sanctuary that give life (Ezekiel 47:1). The Psalmist writes, "Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters" (Psalm 104:3). It is not in natural waters that the Lord lays the beams of His chambers. His chambers are the interior principles of His church; the beams give them support and strength. These are said to be laid in the waters because they rest and have their foundation in the genuine truths of the Word. So in Revelation the Word itself is described as a pure river of water of life.

The will faculty in man embraces all his affections and is the internal man. When the sun, moon, and stars—love, faith, and knowledges of spiritual truth—are set in this heaven and begin to impart their warmth and light to the external man, enabling him to think and act from these higher and purer principles, then the external man is gifted with a new life. There may be no apparent change in his outward conduct—he may already be living a moral life—but the motives that direct his acts will be wholly different. And it is the motive that gives character to the act as well as to the actor. He no longer thinks of the truths that he has learned, either natural or spiritual, as the product of his own mind nor of the good, that he does as the result of his own efforts, but thinks of them as wholly from the Lord, who alone is the source of all true light and life.

Before one recognizes clearly that all good and truth come from the Lord, he can bring forth only inanimate things, the grass, herb, and fruit tree, however good and useful these may be. But when he is enlightened by genuine love and faith, his knowledges become the basis for the development of spiritual life and God can create in him the living creatures that have life. First the fishes are created; then the fowl of the air. There is a difference between fishes and birds. The fishes, living in water, represent our affections for natural truths. The great whales, the largest of living creatures, are affections for the great general principles that control the mind. The principle may be either true or false. Of Pharaoh or Egypt it is written, "Thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou earnest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouled at their rivers" (Ezekiel 32:2) Here is pictured a ruling false principle from the natural degree of the mind — Egypt. That is, when the ruling principle is false, it will be a monster making the truths in the mind obscure like filthy or muddy waters.

Another example of the meaning of the whale in a bad sense is in the story of Jonah. When the principle is false it swallows up for a time all the truths that are in the mind. This is the whale swallowing Jonah the prophet. But Divine truth cannot be used by a false principle so as to become a part of its organic structure. Nor can the Divine truth perish. So the whale could not digest Jonah, nor could the prophet perish, but the whale vomited him up.

Spiritually there are whales trying to swallow prophets today, evil principles that try to use Divine truths to attain their ends. In the creation story, however, the whales are affections for the principles of natural truth for the sake of uses to the spiritual man. There is one source of genuine love. The creatures of the fifth day are living because they are animated by this love. Birds fly in the air above the earth. They have the power of flight and enjoy broader views. They represent affections for truth that rise above the natural. They are the thoughts that look at life from the heights of spiritual perception, ideas about the Lord, heaven, and spiritual things. Isaiah writes, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles" (Isaiah 40:31). Birds represent spiritual intelligence, the power to lift us up to understand spiritual truth in heavenly light, through which truth the Lord can impart to us something of the Divine intelligence. So at the baptism of the Lord "The heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him" (Matthew 3:16). So a new knowledge of heavenly life is given, a new perception of our possibilities, and in this higher intelligence a basis for further development is laid. This further development is pictured in the creation of the living creatures upon the earth. These are symbols of the affections. Here, too, it is said, "Let the earth bring forth" and also "And God made the beast of the earth." The creation of living animals on the earth and of man in the image and likeness of God marks the completion of the six days of creation—the six stages in regeneration. Man has first to learn what is to be believed and done and then to do it.

It is the office of the understanding to hear the Word and of the will to do it. In this way the truths are made our own, and the will and understanding make one mind. And when one begins to act from love as well as from faith, he becomes a spiritual man, who is called an image of God, and is given dominion over all things. Thus all things natural and spiritual come to be a delight to him and serviceable to him. To be an image and likeness of God one must act from impulses similar to those of God. This he cannot do until he comes into the final state of regeneration. Then he will not act from selfish motives, as does the natural man, nor from mere obedience to truth, but from love to the Lord and the neighbor. When these loves are developed and rule, to them is given the dominion over all subordinate affections and the fruits of all the growths of intelligence. These are what make man to be a man and cause him to be in the image and likeness of his Maker. Each step in the formation of a truly human character the Lord saw and pronounced good, but of the work of the sixth day it is said, "God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."

From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, ...

Apocalypse Explained 257

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 402


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 246, 300, 476, 478, 480, 670, 709, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 200, 414

結婚愛 132, 156

神の愛と知恵 11, 18, 287, 358

神の摂理についての天使的知恵の書 123, 328

The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem Regarding the Sacred Scripture 14, 103

天界と地獄 137

The Last Judgement 20

True Christian Religion 20, 34, 46, 48, 364, 490


References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 229, 294, 401, 513, 526, 527, 555, ...

Canons of the New Church 45

Charity 91

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 23, 25, 28

De Verbo (The Word) 14

Spiritual Experiences 1973, 1974, 5605, 6110

Marriage 20, 34, 46, 48, 71

Related New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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Bible Word Meanings

一日
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...


Generally speaking things that are seen as lower physically in the Bible represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases this...

果樹
In general, plants in the Bible represent facts, thoughts and ideas – intellectual things. This makes sense: Plants are rooted in place, but can grow...


The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...


The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...

大きい
The word "great" is used in the Bible to represent a state with a strong degree of love and affection, of the desire for good;...


'Stars' signify the knowledge of truth and good. 'Stars' are frequently mentioned in the Word, and always signify goods and truths, but in an opposite...


The sun in the Bible represents the Lord, with its heat representing His love and its light representing His wisdom. “Daytime,” then, represents a state...


1879年11月4日トーマス・エジソンが長寿命電球の特許を出願。 1879年11月5日電球はアイデアのシンボルとして普遍的に受け入れられました。 人は何かを理解したときに「光を見る」、私たちは難しい問題に新しい考えを持ち込むことで「光を当てる」、人は新しい情報を得たり、何かをより完全に理解したときに「悟りを開く」のである。 ですから、最高の意味での聖書の「光」とは、神の真理、すなわち、主から私たちに与えられた知識、アイデア、理解を表していると考えるのが理にかなっています。灯りの光、月の光などのように、より低いレベルでは、より地上的な源から引き出された、より低いレベルの真理、考え、理解を表しています。 その根拠は、太陽が主を表し、その熱は主の愛を、その光は主の知恵を表しているという事実にあります。その知恵は私たちのところに来て、真理の形で私たちの人生に入ってきます。


The number "four" in the Bible represents things being linked together or joined. This is partly because four is two times two, and two represents...

翼の
'Wings' signify spiritual truths. 'Wings,' when related to the Lord, signify the divine spiritual. In the opposite sense, 'wings' relate to falsities and rationalizations from...


'Wings' signify spiritual truths. 'Wings,' when related to the Lord, signify the divine spiritual. In the opposite sense, 'wings' relate to falsities and rationalizations from...


'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

見て
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...


"Beasts" represent the affection for doing good things, a true desire to do them from the heart. In the negative sense, "beasts" stand for the...

自分の
In many cases, the spiritual meaning of "own," both as a verb and as an adjective, is relatively literal. When people are described as the...

創造
創世記の最初の章にある天と地の創造は、「人」と呼ばれる天の教会の新しい創造を意味します。

神の
主は愛そのものであり、知恵そのものの形で表現されます。それから、愛は彼の本質であり、彼の最深部です。知恵-愛を行動に移す方法についての愛情のある理解-はわずかに外的であり、愛に自分自身を表現する方法を与えます。 聖書が「エホバ」について語るとき、それは主の本質である最も深い愛を表しています。その愛はそれ自体で一つの完全で完全なものであり、エホバもまた一つであり、主にのみ適用される名前です。しかし、知恵は、著作がまとめて神の真実と呼ぶ、非常に多様な思考とアイデアで表現されます。また、多くの想像上の神がいます、そして時々天使と人々は神と呼ばれることができます(主はモーセがアーロンにとって神であると言った)。ですから、聖書が主を「神」と呼ぶとき、ほとんどの場合、それは神の真理を指します。 他の場合、「神」は神の人間と呼ばれるものに言及しています。これがある場合: 人間として、私たちは神の愛として主に直接関わることはできません。強力すぎて純粋すぎます。代わりに、神の真理を通して神を理解することによって、神にアプローチしなければなりません。神の真理は、人間の形の主であり、私たちがアプローチし理解できる形です。したがって、「神」は、この人間的側面に関しても使用されます。なぜなら、それは真実の表現だからです。

祝福
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...


Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...


'Trees,' in general, signify the perceptions when discussing the celestial self, but when related to the spiritual church, they signify knowledges. A person in the...

与える
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

空の
聖書の中の "空気 "は思考を表していますが、非常に一般的な意味で、特定の物事についての特定の考えというよりは、私たちの考えを知覚する能力と、私たちが考える傾向のある方法のようなものです。 これは考えてみれば理にかなっています。私たちは空気を通して周りの世界を見ていますが、見ることは理解することに相当します。私たちは空気を通して聞くことができ、聞くことは教えられ、従うことに対応しています。鳥は空気中を飛び、特定の思考やアイデアを表しています。そして、呼吸自体 - 空気を取り込み、血液に酸素を渡す - 真の精神的なアイデアの私たちの理解を表しています。


聖書の中の "空気 "は思考を表していますが、非常に一般的な意味で、特定の物事についての特定の考えというよりは、私たちの考えを知覚する能力と、私たちが考える傾向のある方法のようなものです。 これは考えてみれば理にかなっています。私たちは空気を通して周りの世界を見ていますが、見ることは理解することに相当します。私たちは空気を通して聞くことができ、聞くことは教えられ、従うことに対応しています。鳥は空気中を飛び、特定の思考やアイデアを表しています。そして、呼吸自体 - 空気を取り込み、血液に酸素を渡す - 真の精神的なアイデアの私たちの理解を表しています。


Fowl signify spiritual truth; a bird, natural truth; and a winged thing, sensual truth. Fowl signify intellectual things. Fowl signify thoughts, and all that creeps...


Every herb in the Word signifies some species of scientifics. 'Herb bearing seed,' as mentioned in Genesis 1:29, signifies every truth which regards use. 'Green...


主は愛そのものであり、知恵そのものの形で表現されます。それから、愛は彼の本質であり、彼の最深部です。知恵-愛を行動に移す方法についての愛情のある理解-はわずかに外的であり、愛に自分自身を表現する方法を与えます。 聖書が「エホバ」について語るとき、それは主の本質である最も深い愛を表しています。その愛はそれ自体で一つの完全で完全なものであり、エホバもまた一つであり、主にのみ適用される名前です。しかし、知恵は、著作がまとめて神の真実と呼ぶ、非常に多様な思考とアイデアで表現されます。また、多くの想像上の神がいます、そして時々天使と人々は神と呼ばれることができます(主はモーセがアーロンにとって神であると言った)。ですから、聖書が主を「神」と呼ぶとき、ほとんどの場合、それは神の真理を指します。 他の場合、「神」は神の人間と呼ばれるものに言及しています。これがある場合: 人間として、私たちは神の愛として主に直接関わることはできません。強力すぎて純粋すぎます。代わりに、神の真理を通して神を理解することによって、神にアプローチしなければなりません。神の真理は、人間の形の主であり、私たちがアプローチし理解できる形です。したがって、「神」は、この人間的側面に関しても使用されます。なぜなら、それは真実の表現だからです。


Morning comes with the rising of the sun, and the sun – which gives life to the earth with its warmth and light – represents...

第六
Like most numbers in the Bible, "six" can have various meanings depending on context, but has a couple that are primary. When used in relation...


Like most numbers in the Bible, "six" can have various meanings depending on context, but has a couple that are primary. When used in relation...


The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

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 Animals and Plants in Heaven
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Celebrating the Seven Days of Creation
Offers a wide array of ideas for play time, art projects, field trips, and more.
Activity | Ages up to 10

 Correspondences of Light
Illustrations of three stories in the Word that talk about light. (Quotations are the King James translation.)
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Creation Chain
Make a paper chain with the names (or pictures) of the people in your family and other things that the Lord has made. Or make a paper chain that illustrates several things in creation that depend on one another. 
Project | Ages 4 - 14

 Creation Diorama
A great family project to build and display in your home.
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Creation Mobile
Assemble this lovely mobile to remind you of all the Lord's precious gifts to us.
Project | Ages 4 - 14

 Creation Poem with Hand Motions
A lovely poem about creation with hand motions.
Activity | Ages up to 10

 Creation | Seas to Trees Pop-up
Color cut-and-fold pop-up project showing dry land rising out of the water and then growing a tree illustrating Genesis 1:9-13. Sample activity from Creation: reflection of God, Level C, ages 11-14.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Creation Sequencing Cards
Children can color and cut out these cards, then practice putting them in order from day 1-7.
Activity | Ages 4 - 10

 Creation Story (circle book project)
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 Creation | The First Day - Level A
Complete lesson with activity choices: light and darkness game and song, separate light and darkness collage, scripted story discussion, coloring page, and a memory verse. Sample lesson from Creation: reflection of God, Level A, ages 3-6.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 6

 Creation | The First Day - Level B
Complete lesson with activity choices: light and darkness experiment with accompanying video, let there be light folding paper project, scripted story discussion, coloring page, and a memory verse. Sample lesson from Creation: reflection of God, Level B, ages 7-10.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Creation | The First Day - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: living in the dark--group blindfold games, video and discussion on the bible, creation and a can of peaches, scripted story discussion, and an illustrated quotation card. Sample Lesson from Creation: reflection of God, Level C.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Family Worship: The Story of Creation
Ideas for reading and discussing the story of creation in Genesis 1. Includes suggestions for extending the experience such as going for a nature walk.
Religion Lesson | Ages 3 - 15

 God Said What? The Creation Story
Spiritual tasks offer a reflection on a Biblical story and suggest a task for spiritual growth.
Activity | Ages over 18

 Memory Verse: Giving Thanks for Creation
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Memory Verse: Life Is Eternal
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Men and Women Are Different
Studies confirm that differences between men and women extend beyond the physical body, affecting engagement on all levels of life.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 Overview of Creation Reflection of God Levels A, B, C for ages 3-14
Overview of Creation: reflection of God, Levels A, B, C for ages 3-14.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 14

 Prophecies of the Advent
Prophecies of Jesus' advent on earth often use the image of new light dawning in darkness to describe the spiritual impact His birth would have on the world.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 Qualities of the Lord
Look at colored pictures of stories from the Word. Using a word bank, identify the quality of the Lord shown in each picture.
Project | Ages 9 - 14

 Quotes: Giving Thanks for Creation
Teaching Support | Ages over 15

 Stars
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 Summary of Creation and Thankfulness
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Sun and the Fruit of Creation
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Thankfulness
A Thanksgiving "wreath" to color and display.
Project | Ages 4 - 14

 Thanking the Lord for Creation
How can your words and actions show the Lord that you appreciate His creation?
Activity | Ages over 15

 The Creation
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Creation: A General View
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Creation: The Fifth and Sixth Days
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Creation: The First Four Days
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Days of Creation Collage Book or Mural
Ideas from an art teacher for making a creation book or mural.
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 The Fifth Day of Creation
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The Fifth Day of Creation
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The First Day of Creation
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The First Day of Creation
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Fourth Day of Creation
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The Fourth Day of Creation
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Greatest Gift
Article | Ages 15 - 17

 The Meaning of the Tree of Life
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Purpose of Creation
Birth brings a person into the natural world, but God's ultimate purpose is that a person be born again into heavenly life, the life of the spirit.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 The Second Day of Creation
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The Second Day of Creation
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Seven Days of Creation
An illustrated story of the seven days of creation.
Story | Ages 3 - 7

 The Sixth Day of Creation
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The Sixth Day of Creation
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Story of Creation
Family lessons provide a worship talk and a variety of activities for children and teens..
Religion Lesson | Ages 4 - 17

 The Story of Creation: Family Worship Ideas
Detailed notes on the seven days of creation.
Article | Ages over 18

 The Third Day of Creation
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 The Third Day of Creation
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Universe
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Word Made Flesh
Like Genesis, the Gospel of John begins with creation. While Genesis describes the creation of natural light, John describes a second creation into spiritual light.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 Two Great Lights
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Using the Lord’s Creation
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Where Did Everything Come From?
Grandpa explains to Annika and Peter where everything came from.
Story | Ages 4 - 6

 Why Are We Here?
Lesson and activities to explore why we were created - what God intends for us.
Religion Lesson | Ages over 15


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