Sabbath School September 2018
Bible Story: Noah and the Flood
Reference: Genesis 6-9
After men and women filled the earth, God spoke to His friend, Noah, “Because the wickedness of people is so great, I have decided to bring a flood and wash the whole earth with water. Build a giant boat called an ark.”
Noah got right to work following the plans God gave him. When people asked Noah what he was doing, Noah told them that God was sending a flood. People laughed at Noah.
Noah worked on the ark and preached to the people for many years. When the ark was finished, Noah brought food into the ark for his family and for all the animals that would come. Noah called to the people to come in, too, but only Noah’s sons, their wives, and Noah’s wife went into the ark.
Then something amazing happened! Animals of all kinds came to the ark and went in the door - some by 2’s, others by 14’s. An angel shut the door behind them.
Then the rain came. Water filled the whole earth and covered every mountain peak. Noah, his family, and the animals in the ark were safe. They waited many days for the water to go down.
Finally, God said they could all come out of the ark. When Noah and his family worshipped God, a rainbow appeared in the sky. God promised to never flood the whole earth again.
Our Bible story reminds me of the prayer verse, Jude 20, which says, “Dear friends, use your most holy faith to build yourselves up strong." (ICB). Faith is believing God’s word is true and obeying it. Noah had faith. He believed God would bring a flood upon the earth, and he obeyed God’s command to build an ark. Because he lived by faith, his family was safe. God’s word says Jesus is coming soon. Will you build your faith each day by spending time with Him in prayer and reading the Bible? Will you tell others of His soon coming, so they can prepare, too?
Dear Father God, I believe Your word, like Noah. Help me build my faith by spending time with you, so I can be ready for Jesus’ coming. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Nature Walk: Rainbows
Ever since the great flood, God has used rain to water the earth. One special thing that happens sometimes on a rainy day is a rainbow can appear in the sky. Let’s discover how a rainbow is formed.
A rainbow requires 3 important things – a prism, light, a 42-degree angle. A prism is a 3-dimensional object with at least 2 faces that are the same shape and parallel to each other. When white light passes through a clear prism, the light bends and splits. When the white light comes out on the other side, you see all the colors of the rainbow if you are looking at it at a 42-degree angle.
In the sky, the rain droplets are like tiny prisms and the sun is the light. If the sun is behind you and you look at the rain, the water droplets that are at a 42-degree angle to you will show you a rainbow. Since we all stand at slightly different positions, no two people see the same rainbow!
Whenever you get to see God’s rainbow, He is renewing His promise to you that He will not flood the whole earth again. We can depend on all of God’s promises to get us through good times and bad times. What is your favorite Bible promise?
Memory Mastery: Creation
This quarter, as a class we will memorize what God made on each day of creation week. Children who complete their memory mastery project will earn a Bible artifact to add to their collection.
In the beginning, God made everything. Genesis 1 and 2
Memory Mastery: Sabbath
Please help your child fill in the blanks on these facts about the Sabbath.
Mission Team: A Church for South Korea
This quarter we are helping our brothers and sisters in Asia share Jesus with the people there. One special project is we are building a church in South Korea. Please bring your coins to Sabbath School to dedicate to the world mission project.
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