The Flood of Judgement
Passage: Genesis 6:9–7:24
- Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching on "The Flood of Judgement" was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
- What are your thoughts or feelings about God judging mankind through a global flood? How does God's judgment and love coexist?
- God always seems to provide an escape plan for His people. Make a list of other illustrations of this seen in scripture. Be willing to share a story with your MC about how God provided an escape for you from a sinful/dangerous situation.
- It is natural for us to want to put ourselves into the story of Noah. What truths and applications can we gleam from the story of Noah and the Ark so far?
- One of the results of Noah being different from the world around him was that he served as a bright light for God in a dark world. As followers of Christ, we have also been called to be "children of light" (Ephesians 5:8) in a dark world. As you read Ephesians 4:17-32, jot down the contrasts you see regarding choices, attitudes and actions between living as a light and living in darkness. How could living like this cause people to think we are odd? Which of these attitudes or actions is most challenging for you to consistently live out?
- Many of us spent our whole life trying to fit in and be normal, so to be told we're supposed to be different than the world can be a bit hard to swallow. How could the following passages help us feel more comfortable being "odd for God?" 1 Peter 4:3-5, 1 Peter 2:9-12 What would it look like for you to trust God enough to give him your future?
- We learned the greater truth of this passage is not seeing ourselves but in seeing how it points to Jesus. Pastor Eric gave several examples. Which one of these truths stood out to/encouraged you the most?