After the flood, Noah’s families multiplied and filled the earth. Noah’s family grew bigger and bigger. There were grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great- great- grandchildren. There was only one language between them so that they could all understand one another.
One group of people made
their homes in a place called Babylon, slowly they learned new skills, so they
said to one another, come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly. So they
had bricks for stone, and they said come, let us build us a city and a tower
whose top reaches into the sky and let us make a name for ourselves.
This would make them famous all over the earth and so the work began. God watched the walls of the tower grow higher and higher and higher. God became sad for He saw that man started relying on his own strength putting himself first instead of putting God first. Through history you will notice one city will go up then another city would improve on the previous one, it’s like kings, one king will build a kingdom and another will build one bigger.
Humans like to make themselves feel important (let us keep up with the neighbours) this saddens God, for God wants us to lean on Him and rely on the things that he supplies. So God did not waste any time, they needed to be able to talk to one another in order to finish building the tower.
And the Lord came down to see the tower that man had built and God said,” let there be confusion in their language so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” If they spoke in different languages, they would not be able to understand one another and that means that the work would stop. So God made all his people speak in different languages.
So the Lord scattered them all over the world and they gave
up building the tower.
Q. What was the city called where they built the tower?
Q How many languages did the people speak in the beginning of the story.?
A. One language was spoken.
Q. What did they use to build the tower.?
Q. Let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the ….?
Q. So God made all his people speak in different .....
With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in.
Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more.
Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes.
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I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.
Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.
How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.
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2) Select add text.
3) Type in verse or wording.
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Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of fierceness of His wrath.
2 Kings 24:7
And the king of Egypt did not com e out of his land anymore, for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the Brook of Egypt to the River Euphraes. The Reign and Captivity of Jehoiachin.
Therefore thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will give you this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it."
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad and
Calneah, in the land of Shinar.
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had bricks for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.
So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.
And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
Man likes power more than they admit. As children of God we must walk by the spirit and not gratify the desires of the flesh. Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! We can do all things through him who strengthens us. The LORD is our strength and our song, and he has become our salvation; this is our God, and we must praise him, as our father’s God, and we must exalt him always.
So fear not, for God is with you; be not dismayed, for He is your God; He will strengthen you, He will help you, God will uphold you with his righteous right hand.
We know today that Babylon was one of the first cities in the world, almost every city of importance had at least one tower. The outer walls were yellow, gates were blue, palaces were rose-red, and temples were white with golden domes.
The name “Babel “in the Bible means "confused" (Gen 11:9) and throughout the Bible, Babylon was a symbol of the confusion caused by godlessness. The name Babylon is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Babel. So place your eyes on God and all the desires of your heart will be yours. Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
|Right-click to download colouring picture of the tower of Babylon .||Right-click to download picture of the world .|
Material needed for Craft.
Plans from website, glue, wax crayons, coloured markers, a plastic bag to place inside of tower and pop corn. ( remember, the tower was so high that no one could see the top of it. The pop corn represents the clouds.)
Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your Bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons.
The stories are not word for word out of the Bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them.
These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your Bible to add or take away. At the bottom, there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.