TfT Week 7 – Order Discovering

Week Seven – Order Discovering

SUMMARY: Students will find harmony and order in God’s creation.


D. Barthel, D. McGillis, B. Piers and D. VanEerden titled a science resource written for the Prairie Association of Christian Schools, “God’s Fingerprints.” Science teachers and all other teachers desire for the students to see God’s fingerprints all over creation. One of the ways this can happen is for the students to discover the order in creation. Creation is full of order and patterns, not just randomness. In fact, when we read the creation account we read a story of God creating order out of chaos. It’s one of the things that make the creation story such a good preamble to the rest of the Biblical story which is about restoring order to a creation chaotically rocked with sin.

There is purpose in God’s creation and we are able to discover this amazing order within creation. If one doubts that, they should read those amazing chapters of the story of Job’s life (Job 38-41) where God points out some of the amazing order in His creation to a man who has every reason to doubt.

One of the inescapable conclusions for our students must be, “God really had an amazing plan for all of this, didn’t he!”


Could be used for devotions or memory work.

Romans 1:19-20 – What may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Psalm 19:1-3 – The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.

Isaiah 25:1 (Message) – God, you are my God. I celebrate you. I praise you. You’ve done your share of miracle-wonders, well thought-out plans, solid and sure.

Psalm 104:1-5 – “Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendour and majesty. The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.”

Psalm 119:90 – “Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you establish the earth, and it endures.”

Other Passages to Ponder:

Job 38-41


You can use these as part of your morning devotions or to play in the background during work.


Ideas that you can connect to the learning that is happening or encourage in your student’s free time.


Digital books, devotion ideas, online resources, blog articles, etc.

Student Focused:

Teacher/Parent Focused:


These are experiences that connect our learning/work to real people/problems (to go beyond our normal classroom walls). These are authentic opportunities for students to practice living the Kingdom story.

Look for ways you practice bringing “order from chaos” around your house or in the neighbourhood. What could you organize or clean up? What requires order for others to enjoy/appreciate? Some examples: recovering an abandoned garden; removing garbage from a neighbourhood ditch; organizing bookshelves, recipe cards, photographs; restoring an old piece of furniture; removing graffiti; cleaning your house; labeling shelves for storage; teaching a parent how to organize their computer files or digital bookmarks.


It is said that we don’t learn from doing, but from reflecting on what we do. Give students time and space to reflect on their experiences and learning this week.

  • How did God help restore Job’s trust in Him?
  • What have you recently discovered about something in God’s creation?
  • Why should we discover order?
  • Who is somebody that inspires you to be an Order Discoverer? Tell me about them.
  • When have you seen chaos restored into order?
  • Where have you seen “God’s fingerprints” this week?
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS – Provided by Prairie Centre for Christian Education
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Teaching for Transformation is a model for how to integrate Christian faith and learning. For several years Edmonton Christian has been using this model to guide teachers and students through what it means to play our roles in God’s story.  Some of what we do can get a bit technical but essentially it means that we are asking each other to see God’s story and then to live that story. Teachers have been using deep hopes and storyline and something called Formational Learning Experiences to help students play their role in God’s unfolding story.

TFT offers 10 ways to think about how we play our roles in God’s story.  These 10 things are called Throughlines. You have probably heard about them already.  There are lots of ways to be on the lookout for these throughlines but it’s not enough to simply list them or just talk about them.  We are invited to BE those throughlines.

The Prairie Centre for Christian Education, an organization that supports our schools, has put together some resources that will help to integrate the throughlines into this new online learning journey that you are going through.

As we go through the weeks we will attempt to provide you with some of these resources that will help your family dive into a throughline.  There will be an overview of the throughline, scripture connections, related songs, activities and digital resources. There will then be suggestions for how you and your family can BE the throughline.  As you engage in the activities we invite you to post pictures to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using the hashtag #edmchristianathome of your family engaging in the throughline.

Hopefully, this resource will be helpful for you and your family.  Feel free to pick and choose activities as you see fit. Perhaps, as families, you can find creative ways to integrate some of these activities into a lesson that was presented by a teacher.  Perhaps teachers have already been using some of these resources and suggested this already. This resource is only a suggestion but it can be a great part of the learning.

Previous Weeks

Week 1 – Community Building

Week 2 – Beauty Creating

Week 3 – God Worshipping

Week 4 – Servant Working

Special Resource – Deep Hope

Week 5 – Creation Enjoying

Week 6 – Justice Seeking