Once upon a time, the world was so wicked that the Bible says God wished He hadn’t created mankind. So, He picked the only six people on Earth who were trying to be good – and saved them! The rest were drowned in a flood. The six who saved were aboard a great ship that God helped them build – and fill with all the animals of the world. What a great story to tell your kids! And you can find it in Genesis 6-7!
Why should a parent tell their child about Noah and the Ark? It’s a great way to apply the message of the Bible to your children’s lives. The basic elements are 1. The bad news of our sin before a holy God; 2. The good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ; 3. The call to repent and believe; and finally, 4. Recognizing the importance of good fruit as evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Parents shouldn’t be afraid to tell their children they are sinners before a holy God. It is in understanding this bad news that our children come under conviction and are ready to hear the good news. Jesus said that he came to heal the sick, not the healthy. While we think our son is a good little boy or our daughter a good little girl, in reality they were sinful from birth and in desperate need of a Savior.
Just like you and me!