The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1 – 9)

Scripture Text (click to open in a new window):

Genesis 11:1 – 9

Questions:

1. What experience do you have with building projects or foreign languages? What most frustrated you about each?

2. In light of God’s early history with humanity, why would the Lord be concerned that “nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them”?

3. Have you ever built a “tower” for yourself only to get “scattered” by God? What happened?

4. How is unity “in Christ” different from the unity at Babel?

5. What can you do to help your faith community honor God more?

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God’s Covenant With Noah (Genesis 9)

Scripture Text (click to open in a new window):

Genesis 9

Questions:

1. What does this new covenant teach about the sanctity of life? How might this teaching be especially important to Noah and his sons just now?

2. What fruits or vegetables have you grown?

3. What ares some favorite recipes for enjoying the “fruit of your labor”?

4. How has your life been affected by the mistakes of your parents? By the successes of your parents?

Noah & the Flood (Genesis 6:1 – 8:22)

Scripture Text:

Genesis 6 – 8

Questions:

1. If you were a zoo keeper, what animals would you enjoy visiting every day? Which animals would you sooner not keep?

2. Think in terms of your own life when you went astray. How does God’s sadness about your sin make you feel?

3. Given the unmitigated violence, pervasive corruption and heavy peer pressure surrounding Noah, what do you see as the biggest obstacle to him accomplishing his tasks?

4. If you are a single person, how does the story of Noah relate to your situation in life?

5. How have you expressed your gratitude to God recently when He has brought you through a difficult situation?

6. What kind of waiting is most frustrating for you?

  • Waiting at red lights or in traffic jams
  • Waiting for someone else
  • Waiting for God
  • Being patient with myself

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