School is In – Let’s Talk About Noah
LISTEN ALONG – Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6-9)
Pastor Fish: Hey there, I’m Pastor Fish.
(hi, Pastor fish!)
Today I want to tell you the story of Noah!
Have you ever heard about Noah? God loved him, and told him to build an ark, and he did. And God told him to bring pairs of every sort of animal, and their food, onto the ark. People mostly thought he was crazy.
Well, because he was building an ark and it wasn’t raining. But he trusted God, and then he brought in animals, two by two. Then, it did start raining, and the whole world was flooded. It was like one great ocean.
Well, not so cool if you don’t swim like us… but Noah and his family and the animals were fine. And the rain continued for forty days and nights, and water flooded the earth for longer than that. Noah didn’t know when it would end, but he sent out a dove, and she came back with an olive branch and he knew the worst was over, and they were almost at dry land.
(I don’t believe it!)
Aha! It’s said there are seventy layers of meanings in these bible stories. Can you believe that trusting God leads to good things, even when people mock you for it?
Well, alrighty then! Okay, school’s out for now. See you next time!
DISCUSSION – Listening to God, Stewardship
- Review: We Always Review our “Golden Rule Rhyme.” Say together (substitute ‘Sunday school’ for something else such as ‘bible school’ where needed):
“As we gather in Sunday school, we will follow the Golden Rule. To each other be kind and true , as we want to be treated too!”
- Your Own Thoughts: Is it okay to force someone harshly to look at the story the same way you do? Why not? If people don’t like how you see a certain story, how can you answer them in a way that you’re okay and they’re okay?
- Bible Savvy: What does this story teach us about stewardship (such as taking care of animals)? What does it teach us about listening to and trusting God?
- Doing and Being: How can we be like Noah?
- Art Project [material: clay] Use some clay and create a little boat with animals, two by two.
- Drawing [material: paper, crayons] Draw the ark, the animals, and the dove.
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