Bible Stories for Adults
God Makes a Covenant with Noah
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Next Week - God Makes a Covenant with Abram (Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1-21; Hebrews 11:8)
Bible Words to Remember:
I now establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you. Genesis 9:9
Generations (Genesis 5)
What was the typical lifespan during the first 1656 years of human history?
How and why was this changed?
What was the typical lifespan between Noah and Abraham and beyond?
How many generations were born by Adam's death?
How did Enoch die, and why?
How did Methuselah die?
Genesis 5:25-29, 7:11
NOTE: Methuselah means "when he is dead, it shall come"
World-wide Wickedness (Genesis 6:5-9)
How had disharmony affected God's creation?
What did God decide to do as His judgment?
How did God follow this judgment with His grace?
Why did God save Noah?
Genesis 6:8-9 (also 7:1)
Did the Flood Wash Away the Wickedness? (Luke 11:29-32; Matthew 12:39-45)
Did the flood eliminate all wickedness from the earth?
How wicked was the old covenant generation of whom Jesus was speaking?
What was God's judgment for this wickedness?
Did Jesus offer any promise of God's grace in His message of judgment?
Did Wickedness Go Away After Jesus? (Romans)
Did Jesus' act eliminate all wickedness from the earth?
Romans 1:21, 28-32
After thousands of years of wickedness, has God just washed His hands and given up?
Romans 1:18-20, 24
How is giving men over to their sinful desires a result of God's wrath?
Is this the extent of God's judgment on the world's wickedness?
How does Peter describe God's wrath and anger?
2 Peter 3:5-7, 10-12
Are Peter and Paul saying we must be good to escape God's wrath of eternal damnation?
So how can we escape God's wrath?
God's Plan (Genesis 6:12-16)
Was the flood just an accidental occurrence?
Was God's plan only one of judgment?
What larger plan of God's does this point towards?
Who is the select family that God has chosen to receive His grace in this larger plan?
How concerned was God about His plan to save Noah?
Was God concerned with details in His plan to send the Messiah?
Living Within God's Plan (Genesis 6:22)
Could Noah have predicted the flood and prepared to save himself without God telling him?
How are we to know the details of God's plan for our own lives?
1 Corinthians 2:7-13
Why did Noah build this huge boat on dry land despite looking foolish to his neighbors?
Why would we live faithfully and obediently to God despite appearing foolish to our neighbors?
1 Corinthians 1:18, 21-25, 30-31
The Ark (Genesis 6:14)
What was the purpose of the ark?
What is our ark that saves our lives?
1 Peter 3:18-22
What materials were used to build the ark?
What is significant about the ark being made of a common durable wood and pitch (atonement)?
Note: The Hebrew word for "pitch" is same as used for "atonement" (covering)
Who built the ark?
Does God really need our help to accomplish His work?
1 Corinthians 3:5-9
Holes in the Ark (Genesis 6:16)
How did Noah, his family and the animals get into the ark?
Is there more than one way for us to enter the ark of salvation?
Was the door too small to allow all animals to get in?
Is our door too small to let all people to get in, regardless of their sinfulness?
1 Timothy 1:15
How did Noah get this large door to close and seal tight?
The door protected Noah from the evil and deadly waters. How does Jesus, our door, protect us?
John 17:11, 15
What did the closed door mean to those outside of the ark?
What parable did Jesus tell to explain that not all will enter the door?
How did God care for Noah's welfare while closed in the ark for a little over a year?
How can we look to heaven & be renewed when we are feeling closed in and wasting away like Noah?
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
The Flood (Genesis 7:17-8:5)
How big of a flood did God send?
Genesis 7:17-20, 23
How long did the earth stay flooded?
Back on Dry Ground (Genesis 8:13-20)
How long did Noah and his family live on the ark?
How did Noah know when to get out of the ark?
What was the first thing Noah did after leaving the ark?
Wouldn't Noah eliminate species by sacrificing clean animals?
God's Response (Genesis 8:21-9:7)
How did God respond to Noah's worshipful sacrifice?
What else did God decide to sustain?
How did man's relation to animals change?
Since man could now kill, what did God command against and why?
What did God command to restore his creation?
Genesis 9:7 (see 1:28)
God's Covenant (Genesis 9:8-17)
With whom did God make a covenant?
What was God's promise under the covenant?
What sign or signature guaranteed this covenant?
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