Genesis 1:1 - 31
There are two creation accounts in the Bible: the creation of the world and the creation of human beings. The Bible tells us that God spoke every- thing into being. Concerning humankind, God said “Let us make man in our image and likeness ..."
He also made man in His image.
He blessed the day and made it holy. This is the day we observe as the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11).
(Genesis 1: 26 - 28, 2:4 - 25, 5:1, Psalms 139:14)
God created both male and female in His own image.
He blessed them and told them to be fruitful and increase in number.
God made them rulers over all He had created.
God made man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man become a living being.
He placed him in the Garden of Eden where there was the tree of life in the middle; the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
A river flowed from Eden that watered the garden.
God saw that Adam was lonely.
He decided to make him a suitable companion, so He caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep.
He took out one of Adam’s ribs and from it formed woman, Eve.
(Genesis 3:1 - 14)
(Genesis 1: 28 - 30)
Every community has a traditional story about creation. Creation stories tell about people’s origins. Narrate the creation myth of your ethnic community.
(Psalms 104:5 - 9, 24 - 26)
1. We respond to God’s creation by taking care of it. This includes,
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2. It is important to appreciate God’s greatness and love in creating us and giving us all the beautiful things around us. We should therefore, not destroy or harm His creation.
3. God also created weather and water, which have good and bad effects. Water may cause floods and destroy property or even human lives. The weather may be too hot or too cold and lead to famine that may kill animals and human beings.
4. However, God has power over all these. We can seek His help.
5. We can also pray to Him to help us be able to help ourselves.
6. For example, we can use solar power to grow crops in times of drought or channel flood waters to dams for preservation or irrigation.
Moringa oleifera seeds can create natural medicines used to heal a variety of ailments.
(Genesis 1:11, 12, 26 - 29, Psalms 8:6 - 8)
An example of our ecosystem. What do you learn from this?
Elephants in Nairobi National Park
(Psalms 104:16, 17)
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Reminding people that God created the environment and we have the responsibility to take care of it.
Educating people on the importance of conserving the environment by planting trees, which will stop soil erosion and preserve water catchment areas.
Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
We should regard the environment as sacred and therefore respect it.