I promise!

pinky promise

This week we encounter God’s first covenant with any human. This is a special promise between God and a group or individual where both sides have a stake in the game (except this time Noah gets it pretty easy).

We are considered to be under the covenant of Christ. Our part in the promise is to accept Christ’s free sacrifice and gift of grace and, in return, we receive eternal connection with God. Isn’t it odd that somehow Christianity, in our culture, has a perception as something that is not good or beneficial?

Let’s use this week’s covenant discussion to remind our kids how incredible it is to be a follower of Christ.

January 27: Genesis 8:1-22
Today’s Takeaways:

  • God cared for Noah and the animals in the ark and eventually allowed the waters to recede.
  • God gave Noah a plan once the ark landed and Noah worshipped God.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • How would you do things differently if you and your family had to start over from scratch like Noah did?

January 28: Genesis 9:1-17
Today’s Takeaways:

  • God made a covenant with Noah not to flood the earth ever again.
  • The sign of God’s covenant with Noah is a rainbow.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • How does God’s covenant with Noah reassure you?

January 29: Genesis 9:18-28
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Noah and his son Ham both made poor choices while Noah’s two older sons, Shem and Japheth honored God and their father.
  • Noah blessed the two older sons for their faithfulness.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • What kind of situations have you been in when your sin directly led to someone else’s sin?

January 30: Genesis 10:1-32
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Ancient Israelites were excellent record keepers. Knowing their history often helps us understand why many of the biblical characters did what they did.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • What about your family history helps you understand who you are?

January 31: Genesis 11:1-32
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Generations after Noah, people tried to build a tower to become like God, but God stopped their plan knowing it was not a good one.
  • Abram will become the main character of the rest of Genesis and this is a little of his background.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • The people who built the tower of Babel are not the first we’ve learned about who wanted to become like God. Why do you think people want to become like God?

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