Sermon Bible Study Guides
From Adam to Noah
Read Genesis 5:1-32
- What is this passage?
- How does this section start? What previous passage is it referring to?
- What is the significance of starting the genealogy this way?
- What statement occurs most often in this passage? What does the repetition teach us?
- What is the exception to this statement? Why did it occur?
- Why was Noah named Noah? What hope was Lamech expressing? What is this referring to?
- Summarize the different truths about humanity that this passage teaches.
- Why are these truths that matter for our lives today?
- What encouragement should we find from this text?
- How does this teach us to think about rest?
When Sin Masters Man
Read Genesis 4:1-16
- What does Eve say when she becomes pregnant? What might this be referring back to?
- What is the reason for Cain’s murder of Abel?
- How did God respond to Cain’s actions?
- How does Cain respond to God’s judgment?
- How does God respond to Cain’s objection?
- What should we learn from the difference in Cain and Abel’s offerings?
- How can we apply the warning God gives to Cain (v6,7)?
- Why do you think the Lord gives Cain the mark? What does that teach us about God’s character?
Read Genesis 4:17-26
- What happens to Cain after he goes away?
- What things to Cain’s descendants accomplish?
- What is the meaning of Lamech’s song to his wives?
- At the end of the chapter, Moses goes back to an earlier point in time to point out something. What is it, and why is that important (compare with Gen. 3:15)?
- What does it mean that people began to ‘call on the name of the Lord’?
- What do we see happening to the pattern of Cain’s jealousy and hatred toward his brother?
- God provides another ‘offspring’ for Adam and Eve. What does this teach us about God’s character and provision? How can this apply to our lives?