Sunday School Unit 2 (Sept. 17th-23rd)

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In learning about the faith (and the practice of the faith) we will follow the catechism, An Outline of the Faith, found on pp. 845—862 in The Book of Common Prayer, using the Q & A found there, while also importing materials for study and projects from other sources.

1.     What will you need?

  1. Plan on spending one hour each week in working with your child/children.
    1. On Sunday mornings (0915—0945) Sunday School will meet as a single class, facilitated by parents and with the older children mentoring the younger children.
      1. Sunday morning classes will focus on Q & A follow-up and hands-on projects. New material is will be introduced in home lessons.

Unit 2:          God the Father (prayer book p. 846): 24 September

Q. What do we learn about God as creator from the revelation to Israel?

A. We learn that there is one God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

Discussion: Read the following passages aloud from the Bible:

  • Genesis 1.1—31; 15.7—21; 18.17—19
  • Exodus 3.7—9; 13—15; 20.1—3
  1. What does God use in creating all that He creates?
    1. If everything we make is made out of something, what does this say about the differences between how we make anything and how God does?
  • Does God ever reveal why He chooses Abram/Abraham and Moses?
    • God chooses to love us, whether we recognize Him or not. What does this say about how God looks upon us?
      • Relate your answer to what God says at Genesis 1.31.

Exercise: Draw a picture of God creating the sea monsters and birds (Gen. 1.20— 21).

Q. What does this [the answer given on p. 1] mean?

A. This means that the universe is good, that it is the work of a single loving God who creates, sustains, and directs it.

Discussion: God created everything. God creates everything.

  1. How does God sustain the universe?
    1. Relate your answer to how we depend on God, how we experience God.
      1. Describe an experience of blessing. Name some blessings.

Q. What does this mean about our place in the universe?

A. It means that the world belongs to its creator; and that we are called to enjoy it and to

care for it in accordance with God’s purposes.

Discussion: How do we care for the world in accordance with God’s purposes?

Q. What does this mean about human life?

A. It means that all people are worthy of respect and honor, because all are created in the image of God, and all can respond to the love of God.

Discussion: Since all can respond to God’s love, and not everybody does, what does it say about God that He loves all people?