Who was Noah?

Lesson 1


Key Word: Godly


Main  Memory Verse:

Genesis 7:5 “And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.”


Lesson Verse:

Genesis 6:9 “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”


Lesson Goal:

To challenge children to know the God of the Bible, and to walk with God in a wicked world.


Helpful Scriptures:

Gen 6:9  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Gen 6:10  And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Gen 7:1  And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Gen 6:22  Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Gen 5:32  And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Heb 11:7  By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.


Summary - Who was Noah? - Being an upright man



I.       Who was Noah? (Gen 5:29)

A.    Let me introduce you to a man named NOAH!

B.     His name means, “Rest”

C.     He lived a long, long, LONG time ago! About 4,500 years ago. He lived before the Pyramids were built, or Newgrange, or even Stonehenge in England.

D.    He and Mrs. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Ge 5:32) and they each had wives.

E.     He loved his wife, and his family

F.      But he loved God the most!

G.    He was 500 years old when God actually spoke to him (people lived very long back then)

H.    He was well known by everybody in town. Everyone knew that old Noah was (Gen 6:9):


1.      A just man

2.      “Perfect in his generation,"

3.      And that he "walked with God"


I.       It was very rare for someone to be like Noah way back then!

J.       Everyone knew about God. They all learned about Adam and Eve, and the Garden of Eden, and how Adam disobeyed God and was driven out of that perfect Garden.

K.    They all knew about God’s laws and how God wanted them to live.

L.     But almost no one cared. No one but Noah.

M.   So, what was so special about Noah and his family?


1.      He was a just man – it means he was a good man. He was right with God – righteous, moral, godly – that means Noah was:


a.       He was a follower of God, obedient to God

b.      He didn’t live in sin, but daily kept his heart and life washed from sin – he was not sinless, just constantly cleansed and forgiven for every sin he ever did

c.       Noah did not live full of shame and regret all his life either, because he lived a godly life – he lived in obedience to God

2.      He was “perfect in his generations”


a.       Noah put God first in his life

b.      He made some decisions back when he was 10 years old that kept him from doing all the sins that everybody else was doing

c.       He decided that he was going to follow God just like his parents did, and their parents

d.      His whole family were believers in the God of the Bible

e.       He, like his parents both feared and loved God, and kept himself pure from sins

f.       A lot of people aren’t like that: they would rather do their own thing, and turn away from their parents and from God.

g.      But not Noah and his wife and his three sons and their wives!


3.      He walked with God – the greatest thing about Noah!


a.       His relationship with God was a walk – a constantly active thing

b.      He didn’t just “go to church”

c.       He worshipped God and talked with God and listened to God all the time!

d.      He was moment by moment relying on God, talking with God, meditating upon the word of God, drawing on God’s strength and wisdom

e.       He loved to take walks so that he could talk to and listen to God

f.       I like to do that too!

g.      Everyone else would be busy playing, and watching games and being with their friends, but Noah loved being with his family, and Noah loved being with God!


1)      He read his Bible every day

2)      He worshipped God every week. He loved all the Bible lessons

3)      He loved learning about Adam and Eve, and about forgiveness, and about heaven


N.    That’s why God made us! That’s why we were born – to know God, to love God, and to walk with God through every day!

O.    Most people FORGET about God. Don’t think he is very important to think about and pray to and talk to and listen to.

P.      Do you want to know how to walk with God like Noah did?


1.      Read God’s word – the Bible – everyday! God wrote it to talk to you with!
Do you have your own Bible? Maybe ask your Mommy or daddy to read with you

2.      Talk to God in prayer. Tell him how you feel, and thank Him for the good things every day, and ask Him for help when it is a bad day!

3.      Be in church every Sunday and learn the Bible’s lessons – there are so many good, exciting lessons to learn from the Bible – can you name some?


a.       Like Adam and Eve

b.      Like Abraham

c.       Like Jesus and His Disciples

d.      Like Jesus healing blind men, and lepers, and crippled people

e.       Like John the Baptist preaching

f.       Like young David and Goliath

g.      Oh there are so many exciting Bible stories to learn at church!


4.      Obey God – whatever He says to do! That’s why God liked Noah; because He could always count on Noah doing whatever he told him to do. He was soft towards God.


II.    Questions for the Kids


A.    What does Noah’s name mean? Rest

B.     How old was Noah when God talked to him? 500 years old

C.    How did God describe Noah? What kind of man was Noah?

D.    How many children did Noah have? 3


III. Conclusion


A.    Noah knew how important it was to put God first in his life

B.     Even though he was 500 years old, he had made some decisions back when he was 10 years old that kept him from doing all the sins that everybody else was doing

C.     When God looked down upon the earth, and saw all the millions and millions, all he saw was sin and evil. But in the middle of it all, He did see 8 people doing right, and loving Him, and praying, and worshipping Him.

D.    Who were they? They were Noah’s family!

E.     And that made God very happy.

F.      God decided to talk to Noah, and do something wonderful with him. Something that could save the whole world.

G.    God was going to tell Noah to build something!

H.    Anybody know what it is?

I.       We will learn more about why and how he would build it in the next few weeks.

J.       You don’t want to miss a single Club Meeting!

Craft: Noah Doll – using toilet paper roll, colour front graphic and cut out and glue to toilet paper roll – stands on it’s own, has a Bible verse glued onto the back of it. Make sure the children put their names on the craft.

Text Box:  
Genesis 6:9 “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” 

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