Noah Trusted God
Bible: Genesis 6-9
Lesson: Many years after God had made the earth, he saw that almost everyone on the earth was doing the wrong things. They were all making bad choices. All but one person and his family. Noah was obeying God and making good choices. But everyone else was not listening to God. That made God really sad and he decided that He needed to start the earth over. So he told Noah to build a really big boat and get lots of food. Because God was going to send two of each type of animals to put on the arc or big boat. Then God was to make it rain for 40 days and 40 nights and the whole earth would be flooded. Noah and his family built the boat. It was huge! They gathered the food. That was a lot of food! Then God sent the animals, a lot of animals. When everyone was safely on the boat, God shut the door and it started to rain. It rained and rained and rain some more. When it was done raining they still couldn’t get out of the boat. The land was soggy and muddy. They waited a long time on the boat. They were on that boat for about one year with all of those animals. What do you think it sounded like? What do you think it smelled like? Was it crowded? The Bible doesn’t say, but I wonder about these things. When Noah finally got off the boat he made a sacrifice to God and thanked him for saving him. God made a promise to Noah, his family and all the animals on the earth that he would never again flood the whole earth. God said to Noah in Genesis 9:12-15 12…“Here is the sign of the covenant I am making. 13 I have put my rainbow in the clouds. It will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Sometimes when I bring clouds over the earth, a rainbow will appear in them. 15 Then I will remember my covenant between me and you and every kind of living thing. The waters will never become a flood to destroy all life again. So Children a rainbow is reminding us of the promise God made to never flood the whole earth again.
Important Point: Noah trusted God. I can have faith that God will do everything He says He will do.
Direction: Print out Noah’s Ark and Ark Puzzle one for each child. Cut the Arc Puzzle on the dotted lines. Be sure to group each ark together so that each child gets all of the pieces to make one ark. Use paper clips to separate the Arc Puzzles after they are cut. Give each of the children one a Arc Puzzle with the pieces cut out. Have them try to put the puzzle together. When they have it together, take it of and use glue stick to make the page sticky. Help them to return the puzzle pieces in order. Use crayons to color the arc. Encourage them to add animals to the arc. Have them draw a rainbow in the sky. Use the How to draw circle animals to help them draw simple animals.
Materials: Crayons, scissors, and glue stick. Optional animal stickers.
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