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Noah's Ark (Younger Children)
Read Genesis 6:11-8:17

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  • Discuss Noah's qualities.
  • What does it mean: "Noah walked with God?"
  • What does it mean to leave the past behind?
  • What did Noah leave behind?
  • Discuss the qualities of Noah. We know he walked with God. What a companion! What would it be like to walk with God? Do we walk with God today?
  • The Bible also tells us that Noah found grace in God's eyes. What does that mean?
    • In Genesis we find that Noah was:
      • Just
      • Perfect
      • Spiritually upright
      • Genuine
      • Inwardly entire and complete
      • Obedient
    • What other qualities do you see in Noah?
    • What did Noah build?
    • Why did he build it?
    • List the directions for building the ark.
    • What materials did Noah need?
    • What kind of wood did he use?
    • How long did it take Noah to build the ark?
    • How long were they on the boat before it began to rain?
    • What would you do if you were on the ark?
    • How long did it rain?
    • How long did they have to stay in the ark? (answers can be found in reading the Bible Characters section.)
    • What qualities would you need to live with a floating zoo for a year?
    • What kinds of activities did they have on the ark?
    • What challenges would you have living on an ark with all those animals?
  • What's the first thing Noah does when he gets off the ark?
   
 

Noah's Ark (Older Children)
Read Genesis 6:11-8:17

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  • Discuss the qualities of Noah. We know he walked with God. What a companion! What would it be like to walk with God? Do we walk with God today?
  • The Bible also tells us that Noah found grace in God's eyes. What does that mean?
  • Describe Noah's character. What kind of a man was he?
    • Would you want to be like Noah? Why or why not?
    • What do you like best about Noah?
  • If God asked you to build a boat four and a half football fields long in the desert, what would you say?
  • How would you handle the heckling of people who thought it was a pretty dumb idea to build such a huge boat in the desert?
  • Could you stay with a task God gave you if people made fun of you?
  • Look at the materials and dimensions of the ark.
  • Calculate how long it would take you to build the ark if you were working alone?
  • What made the ark waterproof?
  • What didn't God give Noah? (see Healing Messages)
  • Why do you think God omitted this item?
  • Do you let God steer your life? Why or why not?
  • What else didn't God give Noah?
  • Was Noah the only one asked to build the ark?
  • Noah was probably the rocket scientist of his day. Check out Teen Time and Dr. Claudia Alexander's article. Dr. Alexander is a rocket scientist. She has a launch this month to land a rocket on a comet.
  • How long was Noah on the ark?
  • Why did Noah stay on the ark after he knew the ground was dry?
  • What's the first thing Noah does when he gets off the ark?
   
   
 
   
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