Noah and the Ark

Age 5+: Read Genesis 6:9 - 7:20
Under 5: Read about the flood from a children's story bible or the short summary below.

All the people in the world were doing bad things. They were not trying to please God. There was one man, Noah, who was different from the rest of the people. Noah wanted to please God. So God spoke to Noah and told him to build an ark. An ark is a huge boat that floats on water. Noah obeyed God and did everything that God said. He built the ark just like God commanded. Then Noah and his family went inside the ark with at least two of every kind of animal. God shut the door of the ark and it started to rain. It rained and rained for 40 days and 40 nights. Soon the water covered everything-- people, homes, trees, even the tallest mountains! God used Noah to build the ark and to save Noah and his family along with all the animals.

Discussion

Preschool questions:
What is an ark? A really big boat.
Who built the ark? Noah.
How many days did it rain? 40.

Elementary questions:
Why did God save Noah and his family? Because Noah was a godly man and he obeyed God.
How did God feel about the evil on the earth? He wanted to destroy it.
How many of each animal came into the ark? 2 of each, 7 of some.

Preteen application:
What should we do if no one else seems to care about pleasing God? Follow God's law anyway and try to teach others.
How did Noah show his faith in God? Noah believed what God had told him and acted accordingly.

Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (NIV)

Journal (age 8+) Copy memory verse, describe what you think it was like to live in the ark with all those animals, and write down any prayer requests.

Journal (age 3+) Draw and color a picture of the ark that Noah built. Copy memory verse if able.

Prayer: Praise and thank God, ask for forgiveness, submit any prayer requests.

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