Big Truth:

God Made Rest

Genesis 2:1-3; James 1:16-17; Exodus 20:8-11; Exodus 33:14; Psalm 91:1; Matthew 11:28-30

Bible Verse:

For whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His.

Hebrews 4:10

Big Ideas:

  • God never grows tired.
  • God rests for His glory.
  • We rest to glorify God.
  • We rest because God worked on our behalf.

Bible Story:

Genesis 2:1-3; Hebrews 4:9-10

God is all-powerful and mighty. When He created the world in six days, He chose to rest on the seventh day. He didn’t rest because He was tired or out of energy. He rested for His glory. God’s decision to rest on the seventh day is an example to every man and woman of how to rest for God’s glory. When we rest from our work and choose instead to worship God, we show that we trust God and His way better than our own. God also offers a rest from sin to every man and woman who believes. God sent His Son to pay our sin debt and He was crucified, buried and rose again. Those who believe in Jesus can rest in the work of God for salvation.



God created everything. Everything we see, hear, feel, taste, and that exists was created by Him. Not only did He create everything, but He created everything perfectly, including humanity. He created mankind in His very image and likeness to reflect His worth. All of creation was made just like He wanted and designed it to be. To His delight, God looked at everything He made and declared that it was good. All creation exists for God, is good, and was created to bring Him glory.

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Every child should know that:

  • God created everything in six days.

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Every child should:

  • Treat God’s creation with honor and steward it well.

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Every child should feel:

  • Awe at God’s creativity seen through all of creation.

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Every child should want:

  • To fulfill God’s created purpose for their lives.