Sticky Statement: God wants us, God wants us to want him, God won’t let sin get in the way of a relationship with Him!
1.) Which day of Creation is your favorite and why?
For a complete picture of Creation, Fall and the Flood, take some time to read Genesis Chapters 1 - 9 this week.
1.) What was one take away that you received from the message? How will you apply that in your life?
2.) Part of the meaning of being made in the image of God is that we were made for relationships and community. When sin entered the world relationships were destroyed. Describe the change in relationships that occurred between the following:
a. God and mankind
b. Adam and Eve
c. Mankind and the rest of creation
3.) Discuss the parallels between Noah’s culture and our own. What attributes and actions of Noah can help
us face the challenges of godly living in the world today and making the choice to choose God?
4.) Many people perceive God as vengeful and distant when they encounter an event such as the Flood in the Old Testament. While God clearly establishes Himself as Judge of His creation, chapter one is over overflowing with examples of His love, mercy and grace. How many can you identify?
5.) God made a promise to Noah never again to destroy mankind by a flood and He confirmed it with a rainbow. What promises has he made to you?
In closing, the major doctrines of our faith are rooted here, namely sin and redemption. In the Bible, only the first two chapters of Genesis and the last two chapters of Revelation give us a glimpse into life in a world without sin, a world as God intended it to be. When we compare our world with what the world was like before sin, we learn that nothing is as it should be. Sin changes everything. Since the fall in the garden, man exists in a fallen world. But the believer’s hope lies in knowing that one day the Messiah, promised from the beginning, will return to earth, conquer evil, and fully restore the relationships lost in the garden. How does God want you to respond after hearing this?