23 April 2023 (am) – Genesis 6:1-8

PodcastAndy Bruins preaching from Genesis on Sunday 23rd April 2023.

Genesis 6:1-8 sets the background for the story of the terrible judgement that follows in the days of Noah. We need to know why it was that God took such drastic action. And we need to understand how it was that even though people were starting to “call on the name of the LORD” 5:26, a few generations later there is only one faithful family left!

Q What do you think are the tell-tale signs that a civilisation, empire or kingdom is nearing its end? Does God really punish nations because of their sin? (take a look at Amos 1:3-15)

Q What characterises the sin of the people in “the days of Noah”?

Q Read v6-7 and v13. Why must God send his judgement?

Q Read Exodus 34:5-7. How is this a good summary of the unchanging character of God that we also see in Genesis 6?

Q Read v8. What is different about Noah? Read Hebrews 11:7. How is the way that Noah is saved still the same way that we are?

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