HOW TO BUILD AN ARK
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.
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEPS
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- How do you feel about the second coming of Christ on Judgment Day? What promises of God do you need to believe?