Reference: Genesis 6-7
The people on the earth were very sinful. All of their thoughts were about evil all the time. Because of this, the Lord God was sad that he made man. He said that he was going to destroy all that lived on the earth with a flood.
But Noah was a righteous man, not because he was perfect, but because he had faith in God. God told Noah to build an ark so that he could survive the flood. God promised to keep Noah and his family safe in the ark through the entire flood. Noah had faith and did what God told him to do.
God also told Noah to take two of each animal on the ark with him. God made the animals come to Noah and he put them on the ark. Then, God shut Noah and the animals in.
God sent rain upon the earth for 40 days and nights. Water came up from the ground and covered the entire earth for 150 days. Only Noah, his family, and the animals were left alive after the flood.
Big Idea and Motions: God hates sin, but he saves sinners.
God - point up
Hates - fold your arms and frown
Sin - two thumbs down
Saves - do the baseball “safe” sign
Sinners - point to yourself with both thumbs
Verse / Motions: Acts 16:31, ESV - And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
They said - make your hands talk like a puppet
Believe - pretend to hold a rope in front of you with two hands (the ASL sign for “trust/believe”)
Jesus - form a cross with your forearms
You - point to another person
Saved - do the baseball “safe” sign
Household - form a “roof” over your head with your arms
Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
Why was God sad that he made people? // They were so sinful and evil
What did God decide to do because they were sinful? // Destroy all things on earth
Who did God say was the only righteous man? Why was he righteous? // Noah, because he had faith
How was God going to destroy the earth? // With a great flood
What did God tell Noah to do? // Build an ark (a great big boat)
What did God tell Noah to take on the ark with him? // Two of each animal
What other people were on the ark with Noah? // His wife, his three sons and their wives
How long did it rain? // 40 days and nights
God hates sin, but he also loves rescuing… who? // Sinners
Who did God send to rescue us from sin? // His only Son, Jesus
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