Noah’s Sons – Genesis 9 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Noah’s Sons Story (Genesis 9)

Sin Remains – grapevine, cup, wine – Noah and his family were the only people left on earth after the flood. Noah planted a vineyard and became drunk.

Shame & Honor – tent & sons – Noah passed out in his tent naked and asleep. Ham saw his father and told his brothers. Shem & Japheth covered Noah to honor him.

Slavery Curse – pit, slave, chains – Noah was furious when he awoke. His youngest son had shamed him. He declared a slavery curse on Ham’s descendants.

Wealth Blessing – house, table, bread, cup, flame – Noah declared wealth, prosperity, and God’s blessings over his two older sons. After 950 years, Noah died.

Storytellers Sight

  • What elements of a tragedy do we see in this story?
  • Look at Noah and his family from God’s perspective. He just cleansed the earth; yet, sin still flourishes.
  • Compare what’s honorable vs. shameful in this story.
  • What clues in the story hint that Ham did something really bad to Noah while he was asleep and alone?
  • Consider Jesus’ words about forgiving in John 20:23.
  • How did this experience impact each of Noah’s kids?
  • What will you remember the most about Noah’s life?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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