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This resource is designed to allow your family to have time in God’s Word BEFORE your children attend church. Because God’s plan is for parents to be the primary spiritual nurturers of their children’s faith, we want YOU to be the one to introduce this part of The Big God Story to them. For additional support in spiritual parenting and to learn more about creating transforming environments in your home, be sure to pick up HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource from your church or download at HomeFrontMag.com. You can also access the HomeFront app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
1.4 God Is a Covenant Keeper, Part I Part of The Big God Story Genesis 6—9 Noah loved and obeyed God. God used Noah to build the ark, saving humanity and animals from the great flood.
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• Many scientists and Bible scholars believe that prior to the flood, it had never rained on the earth. • Scripture doesn’t mention any kind of steering device on board the ark. Those on board needed to trust God completely. • The first thing Noah did when he left the ark was to worship God.
Your child’s attention span may make it difficult for them to sit through the three chapters of Scripture this part of The Big God Story spans. Consider retelling the story line rather than reading verbatim, or even breaking it up over multiple sittings.
Teachable Moments After reading the passage, discuss the following together:
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STORYTELLING Younger: Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story. Psalm 107:2a
• What did God ask Noah to do?
• How do you think Noah felt when God told him what He planned to do?
• How would you feel if God asked you to do something you didn’t completely understand?
Older: Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe. Psalm 107:2
Blessing For more information about blessing your child, see the Blessing section in HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Insert name of child), may you always remember that God will keep His promises—no matter what. You can always trust Him.
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This preteaching tool for parents encourages families to spend time in God’s Word together before children arrive at church.