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Noah and a Rainbow Our Savior Hawaii Lent 1 Sunday School

Welcome

Welcome to Our Savior Hawaii's Online Sunday School! Today, is the first Sunday of Lent. Throughout Lent, we'll be journeying through the Bible and exploring stories of God's promises and presence in our lives. Let's begin!

Share
  • What was the best moment of the last week for you? The worst?
  • How did you see God at work in the last week? What is your God sighting?
  • When was the last time you saw a rainbow?
Watch
Sing and Dance

What actions can you create to go with the song?

Scripture

Today's story is about God's covenant, or promise, to Noah, and a sign of that promise is a beautiful rainbow. It's found in the first book of the Bible: Genesis.

The full story of Noah can be found in Genesis 6-9.

Genesis 9:8-16 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

Talk
What other words are similar to promise? Why are promises important? How does God make a covenant (promise) in this story? What can we remember when we see a rainbow? What other promises has God made in your life?
Engage

Create a rainbow to remember God's promises.

Print and color!
Pray + Bless

Pray: Dear Jesus, Help us to honor your promises by keeping the promises we make to each other. Thank you for keeping your promises and saving us. Amen.

Make the sign of the cross on the forehead of each person in your family and say, "God's promises are for you."

Bonus Material

Portions of the lesson from the Sparkhouse Publishing's Whirl and Spark Lectionary curriculums.

Credits:

Created with images by smdesigns - "watercolors rainbow colors lilac" • sharonjoy17 - "rainbow river nature"