Children’s Study – Noah, Part 1
Part 1 – By Faith Noah Moved with Fear
by Victor Torres
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, having been warned by God of things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
Hello, dear children. Today we will look at the story of Noah. Most of you, or even all of you have at least heard who Noah is and what happened to him. What is pretty rare today are children who are interested in the Bible. Even more uncommon are children who know the hidden lessons behind the stories in the Bible.
Before we read the story of Noah, let’s break down the verses that we just read. Let’s start with Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him…”
Pretty clear, right? If you don’t believe in God, you cannot make Him happy. Of course this is talking about atheists who don’t believe in God, but it is also talking about Christians who do not believe in everything that God teaches in the Bible. These are Christians who say “I want to believe in this verse, but I don’t want to believe in that one”.
…for he who comes to God must believe that He is…”
Again, we must believe that He exists. God is spirit, so we cannot see Him physically. But that is the point of faith, believing in things that you cannot see physically.
…and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
He will reward those who diligently seek Him. How do we diligently seek Him?
 We diligently seek Him by working hard to study the Bible.
 We diligently seek Him by spending a lot of time talking about the Bible.
 We diligently seek Him by applying what we learn in the Bible to our lives.
As you grow up, you will notice that people in the world are becoming less and less interested in the Bible. Even most people who call themselves Christians are becoming lazy in their study of the word of God. We become lazy, like those people, when we forget the great reward that is waiting for those who diligently seek Him. That reward is to rule the whole world with Christ when He comes back to this earth.
Let’s look at Hebrews 11:7 now.
By faith Noah, having been warned by God of things not yet seen,…”
What are the things not yet seen about which God warned Noah? God warned Noah that He will destroy the earth and all the people and animals in it. Wow, that’s huge! Imagine you’re Noah and God told you that “I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die”. Will you believe Him?
I taught you last time that the Bible contains stories of people who are good examples on how to live. Noah is one of them because of the faith He had in God. We are looking at Hebrews 11:6 and 7. The whole chapter 11 is talking about people who had faith in God.
…moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house…”
Noah was moved with fear. This kind of fear is a good thing, kids. In the Bible, you will find that words have a positive (good) and a negative (bad) meaning. The word ‘fear’ is one of them. Noah feared God. Fear of God is a very good thing. Fearing people’s rejection is a bad thing. We shouldn’t be afraid that people will not talk to us again, or even say or do bad things to us when they find out about what we believe.
We must believe that He will reward us if we are “moved with fear” like Noah. We must obey Him with the fear of getting punished if we don’t obey Him. Fearing God’s punishment is good for us. Fearing our parents’ punishment is good for us.
Kids, never accuse your parents of doing something bad when they punish you for disobedience. Here’s a command by God not to call your parents’ correction and punishment evil.
Isa 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
So Noah moved with fear when God told Him to build a huge ship to save himself and his family. Ask yourself: do you move with fear when your parents tell you something? Are you like Noah: do you move with fear when God tells you something in the Bible?
…by which he condemned the world…”
When the world sees us believing and obeying God, they will feel condemned. As one brother said it “just by obeying God, we are exposing people’s sins”. They will feel guilty, so the world will hate us, as they hated our Lord Jesus Christ.
…and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
An heir is someone who will get a share of something really valuable. If Christ is in us, we will share His faith. When we share His faith, we will do what the Father wants and not what we want. That is the righteousness which is according to faith.
Today we will just read through the story of Noah. We won’t have time to talk about the story in detail and the hidden lessons behind it. We will do that in the next studies, Lord willing.
What I want you to keep in mind as we read through the story of Noah, is how each part is useful for  teaching,  helping people  correcting people and  showing people how to live.
2Ti 3:16 Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it [including the story of Noah] is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.
I also want you to notice these things:
 The condition of the world in the time of Noah
 What God decided to do with the world
 How Noah believed God and obeyed everything that He said
 Noah’s reward for obeying God
Gen 6:1 When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,
Gen 6:2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.
Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Gen 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Gen 6:5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Gen 6:6 And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
Gen 6:7 So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
Gen 6:8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
Gen 6:9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.
Gen 6:10 And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Gen 6:11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence.
Gen 6:12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
Gen 6:13 And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Gen 6:14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.
Gen 6:15 This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.
Gen 6:16 Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks.
Gen 6:17 For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.
Gen 6:18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.
Gen 6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.
Gen 6:20 Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive.
Gen 6:21 Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them.”
Gen 6:22 Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.
Gen 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.
Gen 7:2 Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate,
Gen 7:3 and seven pairs of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth.
Gen 7:4 For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.”
Gen 7:5 And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him.
Gen 7:6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth.
Gen 7:7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood.
Gen 7:8 Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground,
Gen 7:9 two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.
Gen 7:10 And after seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth.
Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
Gen 7:12 And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Gen 7:13 On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark,
Gen 7:14 they and every beast, according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, according to its kind, and every bird, according to its kind, every winged creature.
Gen 7:15 They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life.
Gen 7:16 And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the LORD shut him in.
Gen 7:17 The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
Gen 7:18 The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters.
Gen 7:19 And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered.
Gen 7:20 The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.
Gen 7:21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind.
Gen 7:22 Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.
Gen 7:23 He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark.
Gen 7:24 And the waters prevailed on the earth 150 days.
Gen 8:1 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.
Gen 8:2 The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,
Gen 8:3 and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had abated,
Gen 8:4 and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
Gen 8:5 And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
Gen 8:6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made
Gen 8:7 and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth.
Gen 8:8 Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground.
Gen 8:9 But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her and brought her into the ark with him.
Gen 8:10 He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.
Gen 8:11 And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.
Gen 8:12 Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him anymore.
Gen 8:13 In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Gen 8:14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth had dried out.
Gen 8:15 Then God said to Noah,
Gen 8:16 “Go out from the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.
Gen 8:17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—that they may swarm on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”
Gen 8:18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him.
Gen 8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by families from the ark.
Gen 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Gen 8:21 And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.
Gen 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.
Gen 9:2 The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered.
Gen 9:3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.
Gen 9:4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
Gen 9:5 And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man.
Gen 9:6 “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.
Gen 9:7 And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”
Gen 9:8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him,
Gen 9:9 “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you,
Gen 9:10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth.
Gen 9:11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
Gen 9:12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:
Gen 9:13 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Gen 9:14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,
Gen 9:15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Gen 9:16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.
Gen 9:17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Gen 9:18 The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
Gen 9:19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the people of the whole earth were dispersed.
Gen 9:20 Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard.
Gen 9:21 He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent.
Gen 9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.
Gen 9:23 Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned backward, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.
Gen 9:24 When Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him,
Gen 9:25 he said, “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.”
Gen 9:26 He also said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be his servant.
Gen 9:27 May God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.”
Gen 9:28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years.
Gen 9:29 All the days of Noah were 950 years, and he died.
There’s no quiz today, but there is homework. I want you to ask your dad or mom to print this study and read the story of Noah again. I want you to think of all the questions you can think of related to the story of Noah. Then pass those questions to your dad or mom, and they will send them to me. We will try to answer all those questions as we study the story in detail.
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