The Lesson Overview is basically an outline . . . Think of it as the "nuts and bolts" of each lesson.

Biblical Passage While other passages often find their way into a lesson, the biblical passage is the main focus.

Supporting Scripture The supporting scripture often provides context to, gives additional insight to, or reiterates the message of the biblical passage in additional places of Scripture.

Memory Verse The memory verse is a key verse that illustrates the biblical truth of the lesson. It usually originates from the biblical passage but may be from an additional passage.

Biblical Truth The biblical truth is the central foundation of the lesson. It comes directly from the biblical passage and drives the formation of learning goals.

Context The context section gives the context of the current lesson in regards to its surrounding lessons. It may also provide a glimpse of the historical or literary context of the biblical passage.

Learning Goals The learning goals help teachers understand what the lesson seeks to accomplish. The first learning goal is the driving purpose of the Explore section of the teaching plan and is concerned with biblical knowledge. The second learning goal pertains is the Transform section and is concerned with life application.

Prayer Suggestions The prayer suggestions provide specific ideas for the teacher to pray during the week for his or her students. These ideas are based on the goals and truths of the lesson.

Biblical Passage

Genesis 6:5–22Hebrews 11:7

Supporting Passages

Genesis 7:1–9:17

Memory Verse

Hebrews 11:7

Biblical Truth

Like Noah, we must trust the Word of God and be obedient because of our faith in Him.


Genesis 6 gives us a dark picture. The earth was a disaster area. Humans were proud and ruthless. In fact, the primary sin in Genesis 3–9 was violence (Gen. 4:8, 4:23–24, 6:11, 6:13). God was grieved, and His heart was filled with pain (v. 6). Though God still loved the world, He was (and is) always holy. Because of His justice, there had to be judgment of sin. God chose to utterly destroy humankind. There was, however, one ray of light: Noah. Noah found favor with God. One just and upright man had a different lifestyle that stood out from everyone around him. He showed loving obedience to God. So God saved this one man and his family. Noah trusted and obeyed God because he had faith in Him (Heb. 11:7).

Learning Goals
  • Students will describe the contrast between the righteousness that God desires and the surrounding world.
  • Students will identify reasons and opportunities to follow God in an evil world.
Prayer Suggestions

As you prepare to teach this lesson, pray for your students.

  • Pray that students will identify with Noah’s calling to be different from his culture.
  • Pray that students will trust God and obey Him no matter how different His calling is from the demands of the world.
  • Pray that students will not be conformed to this world but instead be transformed by the renewing of their minds.