Noah and the Ark

Genesis 6:5 – 9:17

Sunday’s Bible story was about Noah and the ark. By the time Noah lived—10 generations after Adam—people had stopped following God. In fact, Scripture describes the terrible situation: “Man’s wickedness was widespread on the earth … every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time” (Gen. 6:5). God was right to punish this sin. He decided to send a flood to cover the earth and destroy everything. God graciously chose to save one man and his family, so he warned Noah about the flood and told him to build an ark.

When the ark was complete, God’s judgment did come. The floodwaters covered the earth. Every living thing was destroyed, but Noah and his family were safe inside the ark. God rescued Noah’s family—the family His own Son would be born into. Jesus would warn of God’s coming judgment too, but instead of condemning the world, Jesus would give up His life to rescue sinners. Pray that the Lord would help you clearly communicate the gospel to your children. Pray that the Holy Spirit would lead them to receive Jesus, who rescues us from God’s anger toward sin. (1 Thess. 1:10)

Family Conversations and Activities

RADIUS Kids – Preschool

  1. Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.
  2. What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.
  3. God is holy.

Bible Verse

Trust (hug yourself) in the Lord (point one index finger straight up above your head) with all (make big circles with both arms) your heart (put both hands over your heart) Proverbs 3:5 (hold your hands like an open book in front of you).

Activity

Place a plastic tub on a table covered with a plastic tablecloth. Fill a plastic pitcher halfway with water. Demonstrate how to pour water from the pitcher into a colander to make it “rain” over the plastic tub. Allow preschoolers to take turns pouring water into the colander and placing their hands in the rain. Consider providing a plastic boat, people, and animals preschoolers may use to play out the Bible story.

Say: “ God caused it to rain 40 days and 40 nights. God is holy and punished the sin of the people with a flood. God is also kind. He rescued Noah and his family. God planned a way all people can be rescued from sin through Jesus.”

RADIUS Kids – Elementary

  1. Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.
  2. What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.
  3. God is holy, and He punishes sin.

Bible Verse

Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law…  (1 John 3:4)

Activities

  • Spend time thanking God for showing love to your family.
  • Choose a family or individual and serve them in a special way. Tell them about God’s love for them.

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