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Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 15 “Noah, the Ark, and the Flood”

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By Janth English

Read Together: Following God’s instructions, Noah immediately began to build an ark to save his family and the land animals from destruction. Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, may have worked on building the ark for many years. While the people surely made fun of him for building a boat on dry land, Noah warned them to repent and obey God so that they too could escape the coming Flood. No one but his family listened to Noah. In the end, there were only eight people that entered the ark: Noah, Shem, Ham, Japheth, and their wives. God sent seven pairs of every clean animal to the ark, males and females, so He could preserve their lives. He also sent two of every unclean animal, a male and a female, as well as seven pairs of birds, males and females, for Noah to keep in the ark. After Noah, his family, and all the animals were inside, God sealed the door to the ark. After seven days, it began to rain. The waters from under the earth gushed up and the rain from heaven poured down, for forty days and forty nights! The water was so high that it covered the mountains! Only those on the ark survived.

Read Together: Genesis 6:13–22; 7:1–20; 2 Peter 2:5

Discuss:

  • Ask your child why God destroyed all land animals, birds, and human beings. Ask why God spared Noah and his family.
  • Ask your child how many people were aboard the ark and who they were.
  • Explain to your child that during the time that he was building the ark, Noah was warning the people about the coming Flood. God was giving them an opportunity to repent and be saved. Emphasize God’s mercy in wanting the people to be saved.
  • Explain to your child what makes animals “clean” or “unclean.” Why did God tell Noah to take more clean animals on the ark than unclean? You may want to use this as an opportunity to talk about God’s dietary laws in Leviticus.

Review Memorization.

2 Peter 2:5 “And [God] did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.”

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 14 “Noah Finds Grace”

By Janth English 

Read Together: There was one man during this wicked age (the time before the flood) who continued to follow God’s laws. His name was Noah, and Noah was a just man. That means he tried to treat everyone fairly, as the Bible teaches us to do, and just like we want to be treated in turn. He followed the example of his great-grandfather Enoch, who had also walked with God. “Walking with God” means that Enoch and Noah loved God and obeyed Him. God says that He shows His servants when He is going to send destruction on people because of their sins (Amos 3:7). Noah was a faithful servant of God, and God told Noah that He planned to destroy the earth with a flood, but would save Noah and his family because of his obedience to God.

Read Together: Genesis 5:21–32; 6:8–10; 13–14

Discuss:

  • Explain to your child that people lived very long lives before the Flood.
  • Ask your child how Noah must have felt living in such a wicked society.
  • What do you think about God being merciful to Noah and his family and saving them from the flood? Do you think they were happy about that?
  • Help your child understand that to be righteous means to keep God’s commandments in faith (Psalm 119:172), and that we too can be righteous.
  • Discuss with your child what it means to “walk with God.”

Review Memorization:

2 Peter 2:5 “And [God] did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.”

Printable PDF – L1.14

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 13 “The Earth Before the Flood”

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Author: Janth English

Read Together: The people on the earth had become very wicked before the flood. In fact, the Bible says that they were thinking bad thoughts all the time! People were hurting other people, and the suffering was very great. When He saw how bad things were, God was sorry that He made man.  It was painful for Him to see people treating each other that way. He decided to destroy all the wicked people by sending a flood to cover the earth. God who is merciful did not want to destroy the good and obedient people with the wicked. So, He looked for someone on the earth who was obedient to Him, and He found Noah.

Read Together: Genesis 6:1–12

Discuss:

  • Talk to your child about what it means to be disobedient to God. Explain to them that disobedience can lead to “wickedness” and how this way of life hurts people.
  • Ask your child to picture what it would be like if you were the only people in your neighborhood who were being good, and all the other people were naughty. Remind them that only one person was left who was really obeying God!
  • Ask your child how God must have felt to see all the people he created being bad. Relate it to a situation they have experienced. (Example: “How does Mom feel when you are naughty and doing things you shouldn’t be doing?”)
  • Take this opportunity to explain the Great White Throne Judgment period (Revelation 20:11). One day, God will give everyone who has ever lived a chance to obey and follow Him, and be blessed for obedience.

Review Memorization:

2 Peter 2:5 “And [God] did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.”

Printable PDF – L1.13

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 12 “God Punishes Cain”

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Author: Janth English

Read Together: When God accepted Abel’s offering but did not accept Cain’s, Cain got very angry. He got so mad that he killed his brother! He became the first murderer in the human family. God knew that Abel was dead and came to talk to Cain about murdering his brother. God asked Cain where his brother was. Instead of admitting what he had done, Cain tried to hide what he had done from God and was not sorry for his actions. He replied to God, saying, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” This lesson will show the idea of cause and effect. It will show that certain things happen because of our actions, when we don’t obey God. It will also show that everyone must love his neighbor.

 

Read Together:

Genesis 4:9–16; Luke 10:27

 Discuss:

  • Explain to your child that God, who knows everything, knew Cain had killed Abel. Cain couldn’t hide it from God, and neither can we hide our mistakes or sins from God.
  • Ask your child what Cain’s attitude was when God asked about Abel.
  • Discuss with your child Cain’s punishment. He was sent away from God and the community. Why would God send Cain away from the others?
  • Help your child understand that thinking bad things can lead to bad actions.
  • Ask your child how following the law to “love your neighbor” could have changed Cain’s life.

 Review memorization:

Luke 10:27 “So he answered and said, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”

More to Do!

These activities are optional, but some children may find them enjoyable.

  • Show love for your neighbors by creating cards for the widows, widowers, or other older members in the congregation.
  • Help your child to plan a good deed to do for someone in the family.
  • Your child may like to sing along with this cute song Thank You God.

Printable PDF – L1.11

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 11 “Cain’s Anger Turns to Murder”

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Author: Janth English

Read Together: Cain became very angry when his offering was not accepted and Abel’s offering was. He would not stop being angry, and he blamed Abel for Cain’s getting into trouble. Cain let his anger grow and grow, and as a result, he even began to hate his brother. That led to him murdering Abel. God says we must love each other as much as we love ourselves (Luke 10:27). And God says we should not even hate an enemy, but love them (Matthew 5:44). In this lesson, we will see how anger can grow and turn into hatred if we let it. And hatred can lead to murder. But God wants us to respect others and have self-control. That leads to peace!

Read Together: Genesis 4:4-8; 1 John 3:1112, 15; Proverbs 16:32

Discuss:

  • Ask your child what Cain’s attitude was like.
  • Explain the advice God gave to Cain to correct the situation. (God told Cain to do the right thing and learn to control himself (Genesis 4:7).
  • Ask how Adam and Eve must have felt when they learned Abel was dead. Discuss how sin affects everyone.
  • Talk to your child about respect, treating others the way you want to be treated, having self-control, and learning to resolve conflicts. Show how things could have been different if Cain had shown respect and exercised self-control. He could have tried to resolve the conflict with his brother.
  • Explain that God desires all people to live in peace, and that takes respecting other people and having self-control.

Review memorization.

Luke 10:27  “So he answered and said, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”


Printable PDF – L1.11

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 10 ““Cain and Abel Offer Sacrifices to God”

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Author: Janth English

Read Together: Cain and Abel were sons of Adam and Eve. As the brothers grew, God talked to them and taught them, just as He did to their parents. Cain and Abel were learning that they were supposed to obey God and love God. In this lesson, we will see how we must put God first in all we do. We must have a good attitude towards God and show it by doing what He tells us to do.

Read Together: Genesis 4:35, Hebrews 11:4.

Discuss:

  • Help your child understand that Cain and Abel were coming before the Creator to offer gifts to Him and that only the very best is suitable to offer God.
  • Explain how Abel’s righteous attitude was reflected in his offering to God; Abel gave the best he had.
  • Explain that God loved Cain, but his offering was not pleasing to God.
  • Ask your child what Cain’s attitude was toward God and his brother when he was corrected.
  • Ask your child what might be an action that would come from a bad attitude.

Review memorization:

Genesis 4:45 “The LORD respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.”

Printable PDF – L1.10

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 9 “Cain the Farmer and Abel the Shepherd”

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Author: Janth English

Read Together: In the process of time, Adam and Eve started their family. Their firstborn son was named Cain, and their second son was named Abel. The two brothers had different occupationsCain was a farmer and Abel was a shepherd. They also had very different personalities. God has designed mankind so that people are individuals with different personalities, talents and abilities. God doesn’t want everyone to be the same; He loves variety!  Both farmers and shepherds are necessary and noble occupations. God wanted Cain and Abel to use their talents to serve Him and their family, and He wants us to do the same today. In this lesson, we will discuss the first two brothers, Cain and Abel.

Read Together: Genesis 4:12

Discuss:

  • Ask your child the names of Adam’s and Eve’s first and second sons.
  • Talk about the agrarian lifestyle with beautiful pastures, animals grazing, and fields of wheat. Paint a word picture that your child can visualize.
  • Ask your child what they think it would be like to be a farmer or a shepherd.
  • Discuss the fact that Cain and Abel were brothers who grew up together. Ask your child what it is (would be) like to have a brother.
  • Remind your child that God has given people different talents and abilities and that everyone is needed. God loves everyone.

Review memorization:

Luke 10:27 “So he answered and said, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”

Printable PDF – L1.8

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 8 “Satan Deceives Eve”

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Author: Janth English

Read Together: Adam and Eve were happy in the garden that God had created for them. Their lives were blessed with delicious foods that God had ordained for them to eat. They were surrounded by beauty, and they had meaningful work taking care of the garden and the animals. In the midst of the garden were two treesthe tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam that they could eat of the tree of life, but not of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Satan, the enemy, convinced Eve to disobey God, and God forced them to leave the garden.

Read Together: Genesis 2:1617; 3:16, 1319, 2224.

 

Discuss:

  • Explain to your child that Satan, whose name means adversary, was an angel who became evil and rebelled against God. He is called a serpent several times in the Bible.
  • Point out that Satan deceived Eve. Explain what deceived means.
  • Ask your child how Adam and Eve felt after they had disobeyed God.
  • Show how Adam and Eve’s lives were worse after disobeying God.
  • Discuss how obedience leads to blessings and disobedience to curses.

Review memorization:

Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

More to Do!

These activities are optional, but some children may find them enjoyable.

  • Draw a picture of the Garden of Eden and talk about elements of the picture.
  • Play a “Truth or Error” game with your child. Make a statement concerning a point covered in the lesson and ask them if it is the truth or an error.  

Examples are:

    • Truth or Error.  Human beings are distant cousins of apes.
    • Truth or Error.  Only a man and a woman can start a family.
    • Truth or Error.  Men and women are just alike; their gender doesn’t matter.
    • Truth or Error.  God made the woman from man.


Printable PDF – L1.8

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Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 7 “The First Family”

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Author: Janth English

Read Together: God created the first man, Adam, and later created his companion for life, Eve. The family was created by God for the good of mankind. God ordained the family to produce godly offspring (Malachi 2:15), thus allowing mankind to participate in God’s plan to have many sons and daughters born into His family. As stated previously, God starts things small, and He started with one family—one man and one woman, Adam and Eve. All human beings who have ever lived are descended from Adam and Eve.

Read Together: Genesis 1:2628; 2:24

 

 

Discuss:

  • Explain to your child what a family is. Emphasize that a family begins with one man and one woman. You may want to take this opportunity to explain the roles of the father, mother, and children in the family.
  • Ask your child who created the family and who was the first family on earth.
  • Talk about God’s plan to have a big family with children, human beings, who look like Him. Tell your child that God wants them to be a part of His family.
  • Express to your child that God was a father to Adam and Eve, that He loved them, and that He taught them what they needed to know to live a happy life.

Review memorization:

Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Printable PDF – L1.7

Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: Lesson 6 “God Creates a Helper for Adam”

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Author: Janth English

Read Together: God created a perfect paradise saying that it was very good (Genesis 1:31). Adam enjoyed watching the animals. He saw that each had a mate; however, there was no one for him. God waited until just the right time to create a mate for Adam, one that was comparable to him. The King James Version of the Bible states God would make a “help meet” for Adam (Genesis 2:18 KJV), in other words, a helper suitable for Adam. Adam was created from the dust of the ground, but his helper was created from Adam’s rib. Adam called the helper “woman,” which means “from man,” and named her Eve.  Both Adam and Eve, male and female, were created in God’s image, and both males and females have the potential to be a part of God’s family.

 

Read Together: Genesis 2:18, 2123; 3:20.

Discuss:

  •    Ask your child how they think Adam felt being the only human being on the planet.
  •    Ask how they think Adam felt when God presented him with a mate.
  •    Explain to your child what the word “comparable” means.
  •    Emphasize the fact that Adam was created first from the ground and Eve was created second from Adam.
  •    Discuss with your child the type of life Adam and Eve must have had in the beautiful garden. Ask them their thoughts about this.

Review memorization:

Genesis 1:27  “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Printable PDF – L1.6