Kids Connection Lesson
Lesson 4 Day 3: Land, Seas and Plant Life
GOD is completely SELF-EXISTENT
He did not need anyone to give Him life or cause Him to come into being.
GOD is completely SELF-SUFFICIENT
He does not need anyone or anything to provide for Him. He has no needs. He can provide for Himselfanything that He desires.
Each of us have life because our parents gave birth to us. But, also, because God created the first two parents, Adam and Eve.
When you are young, you depend upon your parents for your survival, for your needs. When you get old, you may have to depend upon your children, or others to care for you. Throughout our lives we need the help and support of others, AND, we need the help and support of God.
God is different. He does not need anyone for anything. God does not need our service, but, He does desire our service. We praise and worship Him, not because He needs them, but, because we need to acknowledge Who He Is.
We serve Him because He gives us the privilege of helping Him accomplish His plans and because we owe Him life itself.Each of our lives comes from God.
Genesis 1: 9-10
9Then God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear ; and it was so. 10And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. (Memory Verses)
At the beginning the Earth was created as one large landmass.
The large landmass divided (split apart) during the Worldwide Flood of Noah's time, about 4,400 years ago.
Noah and his family and the animals were on the Ark for one year.
11Then God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth ; and it was so. 12And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13So the evening and the morning were the third day.
Notice that each kind was created and each kind reproduces after its kind: herb yielding seed after its kind and tree yielding fruit, whose seed is in itself, after its kind.
GOD IS THE CREATOR!
Photosynthesis is important because it is the way in which plants receive their energy.
A plant takes light from the sun and turns that light's energy into energy that the plan uses to grow and to stay alive.
Photosynthesis is how plants turn sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into food and oxygen.
All plants depend on photosynthesis to get their energy.
We get oxygen from plant life. Without plants, there could be no animal life,
there could be no human life. God prepared the Earth for habitation.
What do we learn from Genesis 2 about the ground and plant life?
Genesis 2: 5before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of
the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth,
and there was no man to till the ground;
6but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
8The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden . . .
Genesis 1:29-30 tells us God's purpose for creating plant life:
29And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.
30Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food ; and it was so.
31Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
We learned these things:
1. God watered all of the ground on earth with a mist that went up from the ground.
2. God planted a garden and made every tree pleasant to look at and good for food.
3. A river was made to water the garden.
4. God created plant life for food to feed people, animals and every creeping thing on earth.
Dorothy von Lehe