This story is about how Noah obeys God by building the Ark.
The child will learn that:-
Noah, his family and the animals were kept safe in the Ark.
God has provided a way for us to be saved.
We can trust God as Noah did.
Bible Story Reference: Genesis 6: 5-22
Proverbs 29: 25b(GNT)
If you trust the Lord, you are safe.
Show a picture of the world with a frown on it, an ark and animals
Ask the child questions about the frowning world – Why would God be angry with the world? What are your favorite animals? What it would be like if all those animals were in one place? What kind of place would they fit in? What would it sound like? What would it smell like?
When God first made our world, everything was good and beautiful. Before long, Adam and Eve disobeyed Him. Their children became selfish and wicked and God was sorry that He had ever made them. (Genesis 6: 5-6)
The whole world was very wicked but there was one man who really pleased God! His name was Noah. This man, and his wife, along with their three sons and their wives, tried to do the things God wanted, while all the families around pleased only themselves and forgot all about God. (Genesis 6: 8-10)
God decided that the world was so bad that He must punish it. He wanted Noah to build a big boat called the Ark. When it was ready God would send a great flood upon the earth. Everything living would die, but Noah and his family would be kept safe in the Ark. (Genesis 6: 13-18)
Noah did everything, just as God had told him. It probably took him up to 100 years to build the very large boat called the Ark. Talk about the size – as big as a football pitch and three floors high. At last, after a lot of hard work, the Ark was finished. (Genesis 6: 22)
God told Noah to bring animals and birds of every kind into the Ark. These were to be kept safe with Noah and his family. Count up the eight members of Noah’s family who entered the Ark.When all were inside, God shut the door. His plan to save them had been carried out. (Genesis 7: 13-16)
Explain that we too have done lots of things wrong. We need to be saved from being punished for our sin. God has provided a way for us to be safe when we put our trust in His Son, the Lord Jesus. He is like an ark that God has provided for us.
What was the problem in the world?
What did God decide to do?
Who pleased God?
What did God ask Noah to do?
Who went into the Ark?
Who shut the door of the Ark?
Why were the people inside the Ark kept safe?
How can we be kept safe from the punishment for our sin?
Dear Jesus, thank you that i can trust you.
What You Need
Small pieces of different colours of paper
Cut three trapezium shapes, five square shapes and one triangle using different colours of paper.
On the white piece of paper, stick the different shapes to form an ark as shown in the picture.