Monday, June 2, 2014

Noah's Ark Sunday School Lesson - The Rainbow of Hope

Use this Noah's ark Sunday School lesson to focus on the rainbow and how it is a sign of hope in the midst of life's storms.

Needed: Picture of a rainbow (included below)

Ask students, How many of you have ever had a bad day?

What kinds of things can happen to make it a bad day?

When you have a bad day, does that mean that next day is going to be bad too, or do things usually get better?

Things usually get better, don't they?

There's a story in the Bible about how the whole world had some bad days, but then things got better.

(Summarize the story of Noah's ark or read Genesis 6:5-7:24.)

That sounds like some bad days, doesn't it? 150 bad days! Everything on earth was destroyed except for the people and animals in Noah's ark.

But then...

(Read Genesis 8-9:17.)

The flood waters went away and God made a promise to not flood the earth again. What was the sign of God's promise?

A rainbow.

(Show students a picture of a rainbow.)

God made the rainbow as a reminder of His promise that He will never flood the earth again.

And a rainbow is a reminder to us too, that even when we have bad days, things won't stay bad forever. God will help things get better for us, like a rainbow coming out after a storm.

Let's pray about that.

Sample prayer: Father God, we thank You for the rainbow. It reminds that You will keep Your promise never to flood the earth again and it reminds us that even when we have bad days, You will always help things to get better for us. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. 

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