Video Leader Guide
Select a video to have playing as children enter the Large Group room. Videos are under Resources on the top menu bar.
Have Small Group leaders greet the children as they enter the Large Group room and engage them in a game or conversation until time for Large Group to begin.
Welcome (1 minute)
Welcome everyone! Today is the second lesson of our Superbook story, “Noah and the Ark.” I would like two people who were here last time to tell me something about the story of Noah.
Very good! Now let’s praise and worship God for being the only real, living God. He gives us the power to live a life pleasing to Him! Let’s sing and do the motions to All Creatures of Our God and King.
Play Video 11: (Song) All Creatures of Our God and King (3 minutes)
Be sure to preview the song so you can sing along and do the motions with the children. They may clap and do freestyle movements during the animation sections.
SuperTruth and Discussion (2 minutes)
Our SuperTruth today says: “I will live my life to please the Lord.” God gave us a free will. That means He allows us to make our own choices and decisions. We can choose to live our lives based on what pleases us at the moment, or we can ask the Holy Spirit to help us choose what pleases God. When we do this, we will enjoy God’s favor and blessing in our lives. So let’s say our SuperTruth together—as loudly as we can: “I will live my life to please the Lord!”
Introduce Condensed Bible Story (1 minute)
If all children watched the Bible story video in the previous lesson, you may skip it here and go straight to the Bible Background Video.
Why did Chris want to skip school in our video last time? To go to the skateboard park and try out for the Skateboard Maniacs.
Was that a wise choice for Chris—would God be pleased with that decision? No; the leader, Pearce, and the gang were rebellious and lived a reckless and violent lifestyle.
For the children who haven’t seen our Bible story yet, we are going to watch a short version of “Noah and the Ark.” Notice how Noah lived a life pleasing to God, and how God rewarded Noah and his family. If you have already seen the full video, watch to see what type of birds Noah released out of the ark’s window.
Play Video 4: Condensed Bible Story Video (9 minutes)
Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo back in time to meet Noah—the only righteous person in an evil world. He obeys God by building a huge boat on dry land, even though there is no sign of rain. Noah, his family, and Earth’s animals are all saved from the worldwide flood. The children learn that in troubled times, God will care for those who trust Him.
Discussion (1 minute)
Do you think Noah ever struggled with faith on those long, dreary days when he was cooped up in the ark with all of those animals?
Introduce Bible Background Video (1 minute)
Now let's watch our Bible Background Video and learn more about what the world was like in Noah's day. When Gizmo asks a question in the video, wait for him to suggest some answers, then call out the one you think is right!
Play Video 5: Bible Background Video (8 minutes)
Play Video 10B: SuperVerse Graphic 2 (2.5 minutes)
Graphic loops 2.5 minutes without audio; turn off or freeze video after children repeat verse.
SuperVerse Discussion (1 minute)
Let’s say our SuperVerse together. Hebrews 11:6:
But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and that He rewards everyone who searches for Him.
Point to a chair. Raise your hand if you can see that chair.
Does it take faith to believe it is really there?
Why not? We can see it.
Would it take a lot of faith to sit on it?
Why not? We have seen people sit in it.
Now let’s think about God! Can we see Him with our physical eyes?
So how do we know He is real? We know in our hearts, by faith.
Can we hear God speak with our physical ears?
So how do we know what He is telling us to do? We hear His Word in our hearts, by faith.
Since we can’t physically see or hear God, is it always easy to obey what He says?
Why did Noah obey God, even though he couldn’t see Him? He had faith.
When we have faith in our hearts, we know God is real and that He is always here with us! Our SuperVerse reminds us that we must believe by faith that God is real and that He rewards us.
Children will have more time to learn the SuperVerse in Small Group.
Prayer and Send-Off (1 minute)
Let’s pray: Dear God, we praise You that You are alive and You are with us now. Help us to hear Your voice in our hearts so that we can obey You and live a life pleasing to You by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Let’s go to our Small Groups, where you will walk out your faith to please God! That sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s go see what that is all about!
Teachers take children to Small Group classes for Grades 1–3 and 4–6. If the combined group is small, all children may stay together for Small Group time.