Refer to my Most Effective Way to Teach a Youth Bible Study
- Living Like Noah - God regretted making humanity because they were
evil. They had only evil in the their hearts. But Noah was different.
Noah was righteous, blameless, and walked with God. What about you?
What's in your heart? Would God say that there is only evil there all
the time, or would He find hope in you like He did in Noah. God always
love us, but He's not always proud of us. Evil things that we do or
think break His heart. Let us strive to be high points in God's life by
being like Noah: righteous, blameless, and walking with God in all we
do, say, and think. Hate sin, ask God to purify your heart so that your
motive are pure, and maintain a constant conversation with God as you
walk with Him throughout your day. Then God will see you as a source of
hope in this dark world and will look with favor on you.
Regret - What do you regret in life? Have your regrets for the past
taken away your hope for the future? Even God had regrets. He regretted
making humanity. He was going to throw the whole world away and be done
with it. But then He found hope in Noah. Noah's righteous life gave God
hope and caused Him to make some changes, to start over, yes, but
ultimately to continue on His mission that He had started in this world.
You may have regrets too. You may have things you need to change. You
may need to start over. But if you commit to living righteously, like
Noah did, you can also have hope that God will be with you and will
bless you in your future as you also become a source of hope for Him.