The Beginning Rewind
Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament!
It is encouraged that families watch the videos, read the texts, reflect on the summaries, respond to the questions and pray together. However, Club 56 participants can also do this on their own- you might need a journal for journaling some thoughts!
Let’s Rewind! (Club 56 Binder)
Our Club 56 Binders are for taking notes and helping us remember details in God’s Big Story!
Need a binder? Contact Leah M.
Get out your Club 56 Binder and let’s rewind and review the stories of the past four weeks. This video from Leah is long, but goes in depth about our first unit, The Beginning.
If you do not need this in depth review, you can review the summaries below and share with your family what you remember about each story!
Below are the summaries of each of our units!
Reflect on the Overall Summary of The Beginning:
“The beginning of God’s story with humanity is bumpy. God created Adam and Eve, but they rebelled and sinned against. God All of humanity is sinful. But no matter what messes we make, God never gives up on us. Humanity was created to have a relationship with its creator, God. But since the Fall, we clearly mess up pretty regularly. Even though God got angry enough to destroy creation, God has never abandoned us. God gives us unconditional grace, mercy and love.”
Creation: Genesis 1:1-5
“In Genesis, God spoke, creating new and good things. But God is not finished creating. The stories in scripture remind us that God’s creation is ongoing. God is continually making all things new. We are invited to be a part of the new and ongoing creation that God is accomplishing!”
The Fall & Suffering: Genesis 3:1-7 & Genesis 3:16-19
“The Fall explains our broken humanity in a broken world. In this imperfect life, we find God shows us ongoing grace despite our shortcomings and rebellions. While we persistently mess up, God is patient and willing to forgive us. We find God’s commitment to us in the messiness of our own lives. Everyone will experience suffering at some point in life. It’s part of being human. God’s faithfulness helps us when we are hurting or alone. Though we might not always understand suffering, in Jesus Christ we discover a God who is present in our pain.”
The Flood & Rainbow: Genesis 9:9-17
“As the story of humanity and God unfolds, we see just how often God’s people rebel against God. Thankfully, God is patient. Even though God decided to destroy creation and start anew, Noah and his family were spared- and God formed a new covenant with Noah. God showed mercy to humanity because God cares for creation with unending love.”
Tower of Babel: Genesis 11:1-9
“The Tower of Babel shows us how self-centered we are. Not only were the builders of the tower trying to literally lift themselves up as they built higher and higher, they were also trying to build up their own importance. They were trying to build a tower and they were trying to build a name for themselves – a great and important name that left God out of the picture.”
Take some time to reflect on God’s Big Story and your Story! Journal or discuss with someone in your household.
- What do these stories tell us about who God is?
- What does this story tell us about who people are?
- How do these stories connect with your life?
- What do these stories say about how to live our lives with God?
“All loving God,
Thank you for the gift of stories. Thank you for teaching us about who you are through stories. Continue to open our hearts to discover who you are as a God and how we can live to be more like you.
In your name,
Quoted texts are revised from:
Connect Leader Guide and Family Page. Unit 1—Beginnings: Rewind. wearesparkhouse.org © 2013 sparkhouse. All rights reserved.
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