We had a blast in elementary this week! We joined Jordan and Zippy on an adventure to make the classroom tilt back to normal, due to some elephants on the 22nd floor running around! We worked hard together to fix the problem, and we did not quit, even though it was difficult! We learned from the story of Noah about not quitting!
Need to Know: "I Will Not Quit!"
Christ Connection: The story of the flood shows us how serious God is about sin. He will not leave sin unpunished. But the story of Noah also shows us how loving God is. He provided a rescue plan for one righteous man--Noah. The rescue was extended to Noah's family. This story points ahead to an even greater rescue! Jesus, the only perfectly righteous person, came to take the punishment for sin. We trust His act of obedience and are saved from the punishment our sin deserves.
Bible Story: Genesis 6-8
God made a beautiful world! But people stopped obeying God. They said mean things. They didn't care if they hurt each other.
God saw this. It made Him very sad. So God talked to a man named Noah.
God said, "I must send a flood. Rain will fall. Water will cover everything."
"But your family will be safe. The animals will be safe, too."
"Build a boat, just the way I tell you to build it."
Noah and his family listened and obeyed! They chopped trees and cut wood. They pounded boards and brushed on tar.
They worked hard for a long time. They did everything God said to do. Finally, the big boat was finished.
Then Noah's family loaded food onto the boat. They carried bundles and baskets up the ramp. Now there was food for hungry animals and hungry people! God said, "Bring the animals into the boat."
Bears thumped up the ramp. Birds flew through the door. Rabbits hopped. Elephants bumped. At last, every kind of animal was safe in the big boat. Noah, his wife and his family came aboard, too. Then God closed the door.
God's Story For Me Bible, Gospel Light, p.32-37
Thank you so much for joining us at City Church this week. Don't forget to review this with your elementary student this week. Have them recite the proverbs that they have been memorizing to you! At the end of the series, if they can remember all of the proverbs they learned, they get a special prize!
See you this Sunday! Have a great week!