Why did God flood the entire world in Noah’s day, if the Bible says that he loves the world (John 3:16)? Why does God allow suffering in our lives if he truly loves us?

Notes And Next Steps

Genesis 6:1-3,5-14,17-22 + Part 5 of the series “Genesis: In The Beginning"

God saw how corrupt the earth had become … so God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence … I am surely going to destroy them and the earth. So make yourself an ark.” (Genesis 6:12-14)

There is only one thing worse …

People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. (2 Timothy 3:1-4)

“Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:14,15)

Why did God make you?

With Noah, you walk as a battle against yourself. But you walk with God.

Noah was obedient to God because he remembered God’s promises.


        1. Did today’s worship or message expand your horizons to think differently about Noah or the flood? What is something you understand better now? Tell a friend about it.
        2. Research Kayla Montgomery or Walter Mischel. Read their stories and apply what you read to your spiritual walk with God, as Pastor Daron started to do in this message.
        3. Read 1 Peter 3:19-22. Baptism is a saving act of God. The flood was a saving act of God. Baptism destroys sin. The flood destroyed sin. Write a prayer, using these parallels, and compare yourself to Noah.
        4. How do you feel about the second coming of Christ on Judgment Day? What promises of God do you need to believe?