LESSON 4: "A New Beginning"

Can you remember a time when your brothers and sisters or classmates or friends were all doing something that you knew wasn’t right?  Was it hard to decide whether or not you should join them?  In today’s story, EVERYBODY was making choices that made God sad … EVERYBODY except for one man.  That man loved God with his whole heart, and he wanted to follow God in everything he did.  He even made the right choices when everybody else was making fun of him and laughing at him!    

Read pgs. 38-47

Questions

  • How do you think you would have felt if you were Noah and all of your friends were making fun of you for doing something that God had told you to do?  Would you have continued listening to God?
  • Sometimes it is hard to follow God’s directions because they don’t always seem to make sense.  What has God done for you that can remind you, in those moments, that His plans are perfect? 
  • When Jesus died on the cross and rose again, he forgave all of our sins.  How do you feel, knowing that, when you forget to follow God’s directions, he will forgive you and continue loving you?
  • Noah was a very faithful man.  What is one way you can show God your faithfulness to God?

Prayer
Dear God,

Thank you for reminding us, through the story of your faithful follower Noah, that we you always keep your promises to us.  Thank you for keeping the greatest promise of all – that you will save us from our sins so we can live in heaven with you – through your Son, Jesus. Amen.