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“So God created man in his own image; e created him in the image of God; he created them male and female.” – Genesis 1:27

Did you know that God created you, and He created you in His image?  But, did you know that we, as humans, have a huge problem.  We’ll talk about that in a few minutes.

Here is a simple question for our warm-up today.  Who is the person that you would say loves you more than any other, and how do they show it? (try to get answers from everyone, leaders too)


The first chapter of Genesis tells the story of how God created everything.  In the beginning, there was nothing.  So, God created everything in an order: He created the light, then the sky, the water and land, all the plants, the sun, moon and stars.  Then He created the bugs and birds and sea creatures.  Then He created the land animals.

But He wasn’t done yet.  As Genesis 1:27 says, He created us, mankind.  Genesis 2 says He formed us with His hands from the ground and breathed life into us.  He even called His creation ‘very good’.  He really liked His creation.  Think about this: He loves you because you were created by Him.  


But we have that problem.  The problem is called sin.  After God formed man and, ultimately, woman, He gave them instructions.  One was to not eat the fruit of one specific tree.  Then Satan came along, dressed as a serpent, and tempted them to eat off that tree… and they did it.  

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;” – Romans 3:23

Ever since they ate that fruit, we are separated from God.  He is perfect and holy, and we are not either, not at all.  Instead of wanting Him, our nature wants everything other than Him.  It might be an athletic success, money, fame or something else.  

At its root, sin damages our relationship with God as well as other people.  As a result, we are separated from God.  

Q: Do you understand that God created you and loves you?

Q: How can you see sin in the world around us?

Even though God loves us, we are separated from Him for all time because of sin.  Thankfully, God provided a way to fix that.  Next time, we will look at what God did to save us with our only hope. 

(Pray and break the huddle)