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    by Julianne Bell

Blueprint #1: God's Nature Expressed in Creation
Date Posted: August 15, 2006

(A flashlight, a mirror, and a bowl of water help to remind us that God created light and colors this week as we study Creation.)

The Lord gave us the blueprint of His Word to architect our family on Jesus Christ.

Going through the Bible with your family…

Weekly Scripture:
Genesis 1 & 2

Story:
"God’s Nature Expressed in Creation"

Application:
Praise God for His creation that reveals to us how Almighty He is.

Summary:
God created the heavens and the earth and made the day and the night. He created time. He created all of the living plants and creatures on the earth in the sea and the birds in the air. It took six days for God to create all things and He was delighted with his work, because it was very good. On the seventh day God rested from His work.

Focus:
Learn to express appreciation and thankfulness towards God for His awesome creation.

Finding Christ:
These two chapters are packed with types of Christ. See how many you can find. Just one would be the Sabbath represents Christ, our perpetual rest. Jesus also declares He is Lord of the Sabbath.

Live the Lesson:
Take a deep, clear bowl of water and place a small mirror inside of it. In a dark room shine down the flashlight on the mirror and see how it reflects colors. Lift the mirror so that it leans on one side of the bowl to get a rainbow on your wall. Explain to your children that by creating light, God also created all the colors. Now follow it up with some chocolate pudding interlaced with gummi worms and then sprinkle some crushed oreo cookies on top. Mud pudding is really yummy! Don’t forget to say "Thank you Lord, it is good."

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Memory Verse:
"I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth." Matthew 11:25

Prayer:
Dear Lord, please help me to remember to take notice of all that you create and praise you for it.

Living the Life:
This week point out all the things around you that God has created and how unique each thing is. Praise the Lord for His wonders with your children.

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Biography Information:
Julianne Bell is blessed with a husband who challenges her to fulfill her calling. Their quiver is overflowing with children ages 3-young adult, one of which has autism.

Family Blueprint has come to fruition as a complimentary service for those seeking creative ways to 'teach them (the words of the Lord) diligently to your children...' Deuteronomy 6:7

Julianne Bell is also a consultant for Once Upon A Family at www.familyblueprint.org/once_upon_a_family.htm This allows her to work from home while homeschooling her children and keeping her ministry website resources free.
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