C2C – The Creation to Christ Story
PART1 – True Story from the Bible:
This is a summary story of the Most High God‟s relationship with the
world. This story is from a book called the Bible. Men did not make
up the Bible. It is the word of the Most High God. The Most High God
is more powerful than any ancestor, person, government or god that
people worship. This story is true and reliable because it is the word
of the Most High God.
PART 2 – Created for a Relationship With God
Creator: There is only one God, and He is the Most High God. He
existed in the beginning before there was anything else. The Most
High God is the Creator. He created everything on earth and in
heaven and is all powerful over everything. When God began to
create things, He just used His words. He spoke and everything
came to being. He created angels to worship and serve Him. They
were very beautiful. He also created everything we can see — the
sky, land, water, mountains, oceans, sun, moon, stars, all plant and
animals. Finally, He created man according to His image. God
created man to enjoy all that He has created. God created
everything and saw that it was good.
God and Man in Relationship: God placed the man and woman in
a beautiful garden to live. They had a very good relationship with
Him and with each other. He told them to take care of the garden
and enjoy everything. He gave them a special command: they
could eat from every tree in the garden except one. If they ate from
that one tree, they would be punished and die. The man and
woman listened to God and had a wonderful relationship with Him in
the garden. God created us to have a wonderful relationship
with Him forever!
PART 3 – People are Separated from God
Fall of the Devil: However, do you remember the angels God
created? One of the angels was very smart and beautiful. This
angel became very proud. He wanted to be like God and to have
the other angels to worship him instead of God. Only God deserves
all the worship and service. Therefore God cast the disobedient
angel, the devil, and the other angels who listened to him out of
heaven. These bad angels are known as demons.
Disobeying: One day, the devil tempted woman to eat the food from
the tree that was forbidden. The woman listened to the devil and ate
the fruit. Then she gave it to her husband to eat. Both of them
disobeyed God‟s command. Disobeying God’s command is sin.
God is righteous and holy. He must punish sin. God cast the man
and the woman out of the garden, and their relationship with God
was broken. Human beings and God were now separated forever.
All Have Sinned: Like the first man and the woman, all people
like us since then have sinned by not listening to God’s
commands and are separated from God. The result of sin is
eternal punishment in hell. We cannot live forever with God as we
PART 4 – People Can’t Come Back to God
10 Commands: Over time, the number of people on earth
multiplied. Yet God loved them very much and wanted them to have
a relationship with Him. He gave them 10 commandments to follow.
Remember God is perfect and holy, so we must be perfect and holy
to live with him. The 10 commandments teach people how to relate
to God and how to relate to people. Some of the commands were:
do not worship other gods or make idols; honor your parents; do not
lie, steal, murder or commit adultery. However, no one was able to
obey all of these commands.
Sacrifices: So, each time they sinned, God allowed them to repent
of their sins and offer a blood sacrifice to take the place of their
punishment. This sacrifice was shedding the blood of a perfect
animal like a lamb. If they would repent and offer the blood sacrifice,
God would forgive them and let the animal die in their place. Only
by the shedding of blood can a person’s sin be forgiven.
However, people kept sinning and the sin sacrifice became a ritual
rather than something from their heart. God became tired of their
insincere acts. People were still separated from God. We cannot
come back to God on our own no matter what we do.
PART 5 – Jesus Comes to Earth
God Sends Jesus: However, God still loved us very much.
Therefore He gave us a perfect way to reconnect to Him. God sent
Jesus to show us the way back to Himself. Who is Jesus? Jesus is
God‟s one and only son.
Teacher: When Jesus was on earth, He was a wise teacher. Many
people would come to hear Him teach about how they could return
Storm: Jesus was also a powerful miracle worker. On one
occasion, He was with some of His followers crossing a large lake
on a boat. It was late at night. While Jesus was sleeping, a powerful
storm arose on the lake. Jesus‟ followers were very afraid. They
awakened Jesus and said, “We are about to die!” Jesus rebuked the
wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Immediately the wind
and rained stopped. Jesus’ power is greater than the powers of
Feed 5000: On another occasion over 5,000 people came to listen
to Jesus teach about God. When evening came they had not eaten
and were hungry. Altogether they only had five loaves of bread and
two fish. Jesus used the five loaves of bread and two fish to feed
over 5,000 people. Jesus’ power is able to satisfy man’s needs.
Demon-possessed Man: Another time, Jesus saw a man with
many demons inside him. The man was very powerful and
dangerous. Yet Jesus loved the man and cast the demons out of
him. Jesus is more powerful than the evil spiritual world.
Raising the Dead: Finally, on another occasion, Jesus‟ good friend
became sick and died. Jesus was not with him. Several days later
Jesus arrived at His friend‟s house. Jesus felt very sad. His friend
was already in the tomb. Jesus went to the front of the tomb and
said, “Friend, come out.” His friend was rose up and walked out of
the tomb alive! Jesus’ power is greater than death.
Love: Jesus did all these things because He loves people and
wants us all to come back to God.
PART 6 – Jesus, The Perfect Sacrifice
Perfect: Unlike us, Jesus never sinned. He obeyed His Father in
heaven perfectly. He alone never deserved to be punished.
Cross: Therefore most people loved Jesus. However, there some
religious leaders were jealous of Jesus. These men arrested Jesus
and decided to kill Him. They placed Jesus on a large cross which is
two large pieces of wood shaped in a “T”. They took His hands and
His feet and nailed them to the cross. His precious blood flowed from
His hands, feet and body. Jesus suffered much pain on the cross.
Substitute: Jesus is the perfect sacrifice. Jesus was perfect and did
not deserve to die. Instead, Jesus died for all mankind. God loves
us and allowed Jesus to die on the cross in our place. Only through
the shedding of Jesus‟ precious blood was God able to forgive our
sin. Jesus death demonstrates God‟s love towards us.
Resurrection: After Jesus died, he was placed in a secure tomb.
However this story doesn‟t end here. On the third day Jesus rose
from the dead and showed Himself to His followers! Then He
returned to His Father in heaven. Jesus took our punishment and
now provides a way for us to come back to God!
PART 7 – The Wandering Son
Before He left the earth, Jesus told a story to his followers about a
father and his sons.
A Son Leaves: The father had two sons. The younger one said to
his father, “Father, give me my share of the inheritance.” So he
divided his property between them. The younger son got together all
he had, set off for a distant country and there wasted his wealth in
wild living. After he had spent everything, he began to be in need.
So he went and got a lowly job feeding pigs. He longed to fill his
stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave
Comes to His Senses: One day he came to his senses. He said,
“How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I
am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say
to him: „Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am
no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your
Repents: So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still
a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for
him. He ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and
against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”
Restored: But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best
robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his
feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and
celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was
lost and is found.” So they began to celebrate.
Jesus Brings Us Back: We are all like the younger son. We all
have left God and are forever separated from Him. We all must
repent of our sins and return to God. Only Jesus can lead us back
to God‟s side and make us His son or daughter. We can live with
Him forever in heaven.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Question: We must go through Jesus to return to God. How can we
go through Jesus? You must admit to God that you have sinned
against Him. You must believe that Jesus died in your place. You
put your trust in Jesus to bring you back and give you eternal life as
God‟s son or daughter. From that point on, you let Jesus be your
Master and obey His word.
**Do you want to let Jesus bring you back to God?
How to Come Back to God
The whole Creation to Christ story is summarized in one verse:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever
believes [trusts] in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
To come back to God, you must put your faith (trust) in Jesus. To do that, we must turn from our old sinful life and ask God to forgive us. “If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 He is a treasure
worth joyfully giving your life to gain!
Therefore, to return to God you must repent (turn from) your sins and believe in Jesus as your new Master.
Prayer: God wants you, your family and friends to return to Him. To return, you must believe in your heart and confess . . .
“God, I know you love me, but I have sinned against you.
However, Jesus is the perfect sacrifice for my sin. I believe and trust in Jesus to take my punishment.
I confess I have sinned and am sorry. God please forgive me.
I put my trust in You Jesus and ask you to lead me back to God.
I agree to joyfully obey You as my Master from this moment on as I read the Bible.
Thank you for my new and eternal life as your child.”
You can talk to God through prayer and He will hear you. If you truly mean it, then you may want to sign below to remember that today you came
back to God!
If you truly turned back to God, you are now God‟s child. You have a brand new life! The Bible says:
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13
No matter what happens, you are now God‟s child forever! He wants you to rest assured that you have a new life and nothing can separate you again!
It is important now to meet with other believers, read God‟s Word and pray to Him regularly to grow in your new relationship with God.
Go Tell and Train Five
God‟s plan is not only to bring you back but to bring back you family and friends through you. God is waiting for your whole family to believe in Him.
Go home and tell your family and friends this good news. God loves them too! Write down the names of at least five people you want to tell
this story to this week. Whom do you think most would like to hear this?
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Let’s practice telling the story together several times and then pray for the people you will tell. If they decide to follow Jesus, train them
to repeat the process the next week with five of their friends or family. I am giving you five copies of this lesson that you can give to
I will meet again with you soon to see how you are doing with this, and I will train you in the next step in growing in your new relationship with God.
© 2011 Stephen R. Smith
Foundational Bible passages for C2C
Some people ask which passages the C2C story is based on. Here are the majority of the passages.
2 Timothy 3:16
1 Chronicles 16:25-28
Genesis 1:1 – 2:3
Genesis 2:8-9, 16-17; 3:1-24
Lev 1:1-3; 4:13-21
1 Peter 2:22
Luke 23:20-25, 32-48
1 Peter 1:19
Luke 15:11-24, 32