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Genesis 9:18-11:9 - August 17th 2018

The Birth of the Nations

Read Genesis 9:18-10:32

  1. What does this section begin by stating? How is that statement explained by the end of this section (chapter 10)?
  2. What happens in between these two descriptions of descendants?
  3. What do Noah’s actions reflect/imitate? (Compare with Genesis 3).
  4. How do Noah’s sons respond to his failure? What is the consequence of their reactions?
  5. Why is this story inserted in the middle of the discussion of their descendants? What does it have to do with those facts?

Application:

  1. What warning do learn from Noah’s actions?
  2. Jepheth and Shem are careful to care for their father in his sin, while still honoring him. How could we learn from their example? What would it look like for you to honor someone rightly who has fallen into sin?
  3. Why is the genealogy in chapter 10 important?

Read Genesis 11:1-9

  1. What is the situation in the beginning of this section? What decision does it lead to people making?
  2. Why are their efforts bad?
  3. How does God respond? What does he create?
  4. What is the effect of God’s response?
  5. How does this passage relate to the first section?

Application:

  1. The Lord’s judgment on the nations protects them from further sins. What other examples can you think of where God’s judgment keeps us from further danger?
  2. In what ways are you tempted to seek to make a name for yourself? Is that always wrong?
  3. Read Acts 2. What does this teach us about the promises that are for God’s new covenant people?
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Genesis 8:1-19 - June 8th 2018

Waiting for our rescue

Read Genesis 8:1-19

  1. What did God do and why?
    1. What does it mean that "God remembered"? Had he forgotten about Noah? 
  2. How long had the waters been on the earth? How much longer does Noah wait?
    1. What does that tell you about God and his plans?
  3. What does God command Noah to do? 
    1. What does this language remind you of?
  4. How does Noah respond?

Application:

  1. What do we learn about God in this passage?
    1. Which promises of God are kept through this passage?
    2. Which promises of God are preserved through this passage? (Which have not yet been kept?)
  2. What do we learn about man in this passage?
    1. What can we learn from Noah about:
      1. our role in God's plan.
      2. waiting on the Lord.
      3. listening to the Lord.
  3. How does the story of Noah fit into the over arching story of the Bible? (What does it point forward to? What does this particular passage preview?)

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