The goal for this Life Night is to help the teens recognize God’s plan of salvation from the beginning of creation. This night will also address the issues commonly associated with this Scripture, such as evolution. This Life Night will give the teens practical ways to live in hope of the promise of redemption and the coming of Christ.
About this Night
The debate about how the world was created is often a heated one. Creationism, evolutionism (and every theory in between) often pits science and religion against one another. This Life Night starts with the teens breaking open the stories of creation in the Bible with skits. After the skits, they are reminded that the point of the stories is not HOW God created the world, but WHY He created it. The teaching for the night demonstrates how God’s incredible love for us is evident in the biblical stories of creation and is continued through the Incarnation of Christ. The story of creation ends with Adam and Eve ejected from Eden, but our story continues with Jesus offering himself as a sacrifice for those and all future sins. The small group discussion gives the teens a chance to examine the Fall of Adam and Eve and connect this story of original sin with the sin they see in their own lives. Finally, the Send gives teens an opportunity to seek God’s forgiveness for their sins through Christ and invite and accept His love again.