Monday, August 12, 2013

Lesson 3: Noah and the Flood

Bible (18-19)
Rocky boat page
Blue sequins (rain)

Adam and Eve had lots of children. Soon there were many, many people in the world that God made. But the people did not love God and they did not obey Him. God was sad that He had ever made His world. But there was one man who made God very happy. The man's name was Noah. Noah and his family loved God and obeyed Him. God told Noah, "I am going to stop all the bad things people are doing. I am going to send a flood to destroy the whole earth." But God promised to save Noah and his family so that they would be safe from the flood. He told Noah to build a BIG boat. Big enough to fit him and his family and two of every kind of animal.

Noah had to make a choice. He could choose to sin and disobey God like Adam and Eve, or he could choose to obey God. What do you think Noah should do?

Noah chose to obey God. It was very hard for him. Have you ever seen rain before? Well Noah had never seen rain before. God had never sent rain to the earth before. His friends thought he was crazy! They said, "What are you doing, Noah? Why are you building a boat? There's no water for a boat here. Stop building, that's hard work!" But Noah would not quit because he knew that obeying God was the best thing to do.

When Noah was done building the boat, it started to rain. Soon the whole earth was filled with water (show picture in Bible). The boat rocked back and forth (show rocky boat page)

(This boat rocks back and forth because there is a brad stuck on the boat under the water.)

and Noah and his family were safe inside with all the animals. It rained and rained and rained (sprinkle sequins). Noah was happy that he chose to obey God.

One day, it stopped raining. Soon the water dried up and Noah and his family and all the animals could leave the boat and walk on dry land. God promised Noah that He would never flood the earth again. He put a rainbow in the sky (show picture in Bible) to remind Noah of his promise. Have any of you ever seen a rainbow before? Rainbows can remind us that God always keeps his promises. (Take kids outside and show them the prism).

Craft ideas:
Edible Noah's Ark
Coloring Pages

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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