Kids - Last Good Man on Earth
Noah Brings Animals on the Ark and It Rains a Lot - Week 2
July 13-14, 2019 |
God chose his friend Noah to build a big boat to rescue him, his family, and all the animals from a huge flood on the earth. This three-week video series shows kids that God kept his promise and can be trusted.
“He is full of great love. He can be trusted,” Exodus 34:6.
Who did God tell Noah to put on the ark? (Noah, his family and two of every animal)
Did Noah trust God and do what he asked? (Yes.)
Can we trust God? (Yes.)
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: Genesis 7-8
Rain, rain, rain. That is all Noah saw for 40 days and 40 nights. We know how the story ends, so it’s easy to breeze right by the fact that it poured for over a month, and the sun never came out. The Bible says that Noah, his family, and the animals were on the boat for at least 150 days while they waited for the waters to recede (Genesis 7:24). That is a very long time on a boat in a flood. Eventually, it does stop raining and the ark lands on dry ground. But for a moment, let’s put ourselves in Noah’s place. Noah is a human just like us, which means there had to have been moments during those 40 days and 40 nights of continuous rain that he wondered whether it would ever actually stop. He didn’t know the end of his own story. He didn’t know what came after the flood. He only saw the rain, yet he decided to trust that God would be faithful to his word.
We’ve all walked through our own floods. When it’s dark and hopeless and we’re not really sure if the sun is ever going to come out. But God has given us his word. He has made promises to us. Promises about his goodness (Psalm 119:68), his faithfulness (Deuteronomy 32:4), his kindness (Exodus 34:6) and that he will work all things, even the hardest things, together for our ultimate good (Romans 8:28). When we’re in a season of darkness, we have the choice before us to despair or to stand in the truth of God’s promises and trust him. And as we choose to trust him, the truth we know about God in our head begins to anchor our hearts, steadying us no matter how painful our lives become.
Do you find it hard to trust God in hard seasons of your life? Why? If not, what are a few truths about God you’ve learned?
It’s important for us as followers of Jesus to know his character so that when life gets crazy, we are sure of who he is. Memorize one (or all) of the following verses to anchor God’s Word in your heart: Psalm 119:68, Deuteronomy 32:4, Exodus 34:6, and Romans 8:28.