Table Talk: Week of February 18, 2018

Whether or not your children were able to make it to Sunday school, you can still engage them in this week’s story. Please read the summary, look up the story online, in your bible, or a children’s bible, and begin the discussion. Increasing your child’s biblical knowledge will be foundational in their faith development. What a gift to provide a child! Adults also reap the benefit of digging in deeper to these stories.

Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat by Simon de Myle
Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat by Simon de Myle, 1570

A Fresh Start

This Sunday, was the first Sunday of Lent. Sunday’s Sunday School lesson focused on a reading in Genesis (Genesis 6:5-9:17) – the children will embrace how God’s covenant with Noah gives all people hope for second chances.

This is likely a familiar story for both you and your children. God grew disappointed with the people He had created, so He decided to wash the earth clean with a big flood of water.

God loved the world and its creations so much that He chose to give us a fresh start. God asked Noah to build a big boat (an ark) for his family and two of every animal on earth.

Noah listened to God and after 40 days and 40 nights He put a rainbow in the sky and promised to never flood the world again. Each time we see a rainbow, we are reminded of that promise to us.

Table Talk Questions

  • What would you have thought if God asked you to build a boat? What would you have said to God?
  • What is a covenant?
  • To whom does God make this promise?
  • How does this story of Noah give you hope for second chances in your life?