SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY Widespread sin and corruption filled the earth, but “Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8). In today’s lesson, “A New Beginning,” students will learn how, following God’s command, Noah and his family begin constructing a massive ark, with provisions for an extended journey. At the Lord’s direction, each animal kind boards the ark, along with Noah and his family. The fountains of the deep open and rain falls for forty days, swallowing up every living thing. Through the flood, God keeps Noah’s family safe and lands them on a mountain. Discuss the sign of the promise God gives us: the rainbow.