Thinking about older elementary and junior high children: We read the Old Testament in the context of a Savior but when the OT was written, Jesus hadn't come yet.
Are there creation themes in Old Testament stories that we miss because we read it through a New Testament window? Does it matter?
Does our scientific thinking keep us from really reflecting on God as relational Creator when we read the Old Testament stories?
How do your respond to unscientific child-like faith?
What do the Old Testament stories tell us about the Maker of Heaven and Earth and His creative power? How do the Old Testament stories renew our understanding of a Creator God Who is relational and involved?
How can these reminders better prepare us for the new life He sent us in a Baby who grows into a Man and dies and lives again to reconcile us with that same God who made us to do what He made us to do?