Bible Stories for Adults

The Flood

Genesis 5 - 10

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Opening Prayer

Generations (Genesis 5)
    What was the typical lifespan during the first 1656 years of human history?
      Genesis 5
    How and why was this changed?
      Genesis 6:1-3
    What was the typical lifespan between Noah and Abraham and beyond?
      Genesis 11:10-32

    How many generations were born by Adam's death?
      Genesis 5
    How did Enoch die, and why?
      Genesis 5:24
    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?
      Genesis 6:5
    What did God decide to do as His judgment?
      Genesis 6:6-7
    How did God follow this judgment with His grace?
      Genesis 6:17-18
    Why did God save Noah?
      Genesis 6:8-9 (also 7:1)

Preparations (Genesis 6:14-22)
    What preparations did God tell Noah to make?
      Genesis 6:14-16, 19-21
    What did Noah do in response to God's instructions?
      Genesis 6:22
    Why did Noah build this huge boat on dry land?
      Hebrews 11:7

Entering the Ark (Genesis 7:1-10)
    How old was Noah when the flood began?
      Genesis 7:6-8
    At his age, how did Noah gather all of the animals?
      Genesis 7:15
    How did Noah close the door of the ark?
      Genesis 7:16

The Flood (Genesis 7:11-24)
    Where did the floodwaters come from?
      Genesis 7:11
    How long did the floodwaters come?
      Genesis 7:17
    What is the importance of verse 20?
      Genesis 7:18-23
    How long did the flood last?
      Genesis 7:24

The Waters Subside (Genesis 8:1-12)
    How did God end the flood?
      Genesis 8:1
    When was dry land first visible?
      Genesis 8:3-5
    Why did Noah send out birds?
      Genesis 8:6-9
    Why didn't Noah look for himself?
      Genesis 6:16
    What did Noah learn from the dove's next two trips?
      Genesis 8:10-12

Back on Dry Ground (Genesis 8:13-20)
    How long had Noah and his family lived on the ark?
      Genesis 8:13-14
    How did Noah know when to get out of the ark?
      Genesis 8:15-17
    What was the first thing Noah did after leaving the ark?
      Genesis 8:18-20
    Wouldn't Noah eliminate species by sacrificing clean animals?
      Genesis 7:2-3

God's Response (Genesis 8:21-9:7)
    How did God respond to Noah's worshipful sacrifice?
      Genesis 8:21
    What else did God decide to sustain?
      Genesis 8:22
    How did man's relation to animals change?
      Genesis 9:2-3
      Genesis 1:29
    Since man could now kill, what did God command against and why?
      Genesis 9:5-6
    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?
      Genesis 9:8-10
    What was God's promise under the covenant?
      Genesis 9:11
    What sign or signature guaranteed this covenant?
      Genesis 9:12-17

Washing Waters that Save (1 Peter 3:18-21)
    What was washed from the earth by the flood?
      Genesis 6:12-13
    How are we washed from our natural sinfulness?
      1 Peter 3:18-21
    Why must we die?
      Romans 6:23
    How do our washing waters save us?
      Romans 6:3-4

Closing Prayer

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