Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Noah Youth Bible Study


Lesson 10: Noah

 

Bible Study: Read Genesis 6:1-7.

Why do you think that God was sad that He made humans? Because they sinned.

 

Why do you think God cares when we sin? Why should it matter to Him? God created humans to be in a loving relationship with Him. The only reason that humanity exists is to be loved by God and to love Him back. When humans sin, they are betraying God. Imagine a man and a woman who are married. They are in a loving relationship together. If one of them does something bad against the other person, that other person will feel hurt. For instance, if I have an affair with another woman, Mindy would be hurt by that. That’s what it’s like with us and God. When we sin, it’s like we’re cheating on God. And that makes God sad. If I were to cheat on Mindy, one of her options would be to divorce me. If we sin against God, the Bible is telling us here that one of God’s options is to kill us all and destroy the world.

 

Read Genesis 6:8-22.

 

Why do you think God spared Noah? What are some of the differences between Noah and the rest of the people that God had decided to destroy?

 

Characteristics

People Destroyed                                                                                                       Noah Spared

Great wickedness (5)                                                                                                  Favored by God (8)

Continuous evil inclinations and thoughts (5)                                                            Righteous (9)

Corrupt (11)                                                                                                                Blameless (9)

Full of violence (11)                                                                                                    Walked with God (9)

Obeyed God (22)

 

Verse 9 says that Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord because he was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. What does it mean when it says that Noah was righteous and blameless? It means that he did not do things that were wrong. Noah did the right things.

 

What does it mean to walk with God? To have a relationship with God.

 

Verse 22 says that Noah obeyed God. Obedience to God is a huge part of being righteous and blameless and having a relationship with God. Jesus said,

 

Read John 14:15.  

 

God makes it clear that Noah is not the only one to be saved, but is extending His grace to Noah's family. Why do you think God also saves Noah’s family from the Flood? As Noah was the head of his household, he would have had much influence regarding the moral conduct of his family. Perhaps they were living righteously as well as Noah and that's why they were saved. Or maybe they were saved simply for Noah's sake. If Noah survived the Flood and his family didn't, he may not have appreciated God's sparing him. He may have just been depressed and looked on his survival as a curse rather than an awesome blessing. Saving Noah’s family could have been simply another sign of God’s grace toward Noah.

 



 

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Lesson 10: Noah

 

Bible Study: Read Genesis 6:1-7.

 

Why do you think that God was sad that He made humans?

 

 

Why do you think God cares when we sin? Why should it matter to Him?

 

 

Read Genesis 6:8-22.

 

 

Why do you think God spared Noah? What are some of the differences between Noah and the rest of the people that God had decided to destroy?

 

Characteristics

People Destroyed                                                                                                       Noah Spared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verse 9 says that Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord because he was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. What does it mean when it says that Noah was righteous and blameless?

 

 

What does it mean to walk with God?

 

 

Verse 22 says that Noah obeyed God.

 

 

Read John 14:15. 

 

 

God makes it clear that Noah is not the only one to be saved, but is extending His grace to Noah's family. Why do you think God also saves Noah’s family from the Flood?

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