Genesis 8

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Genesis 8

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Summary –Noah and his family exited they ark after the flood waters were gone. The flood waters were on the earth a year & ten days.  They waited for the Lord God to dry up the flood waters. When the earth was dry, they departed from the ark. Noah built an altar and offered a burnt offering to the Lord.

 

Lessons to Guide Your Life:

Warning / Command / Promise – v.21 The Lord will never again curse the ground because of man;  v.22 (destroy all living)

Example: Noah offered what was pleasing to the Lord v.20-21

Main Truth – God protected Noah & family until the flood waters diminished from the earth.

Lesson / Principle –Noah and his family obeyed God and they were saved.

God’s Word & Who God Is:

Why in scripture – To see God’s righteous judgment & his power

Character of God – All knowing, all powerful, merciful, sustainer, protector.

Direction For Your Life:

Things to pray for – Help for an obedient heart and full dependence upon God.

Encouraging Thought – v.21 The Lord will never ever again smite or destroy every living thing.

Conclusion: God demands obedience because He is righteous. God judges for sin.

Questions/Thoughts to Ponder: 

Current situation – Pray the Lord will have mercy upon me & with hold consequences for my sin.

Action – How will I avoid sin?

Seek God’s word daily – have an unbreakable appointment with God.

Am I depending on God as my sustainer of life?

Answer to question – Hide God’s word in my heart.

Background of the Chapter:

Who – God, Noah, Noah’s wife, Noah’s sons, Noah’s son’s wives.

Where – On the face of the earth, mountains of ararat (Armenia)

When 150 days after flood water diminished, seventh month seventeenth day ark on mountain, tenth month. First month – waters continued to diminish, after 40 more days Noah opened the window, Noah 601 (First day of first month waters were drying, second month twenty seventh day land entirely dry.

Key: Genesis 8: 22

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Genesis 7

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Summary –Noah and his family entered the ark. The flood waters came on the earth for 40 days & 40 nights. Everything was destroyed except for Noah & his family. The water was on the earth 150 days.

Lessons to Guide Your Life:

Warning / Command / Promise –God kept Noah and his family safe from the flood.

Example –Noah did all the Lord commanded v.5

Main Truth: The Lord God opened the flood gates of heaven & destroyed all living things but He protected a remnant.

Lesson / Principle –God’s word is true.

What He says / sets out to accomplish will be done. Disobedience leads to death.

God’s Word & Who God Is:

Why–To reveal God’s power in the past.

Character of God – Provider, Protector, Sovereign

Direction For Your Life:

Pray –I pray that I can find favor in the Lord’s sight. Lord keep me in your care.

Encouraging: The Lord keeps those who are His.

Conclusion: God’s will, will be accomplished.

Questions/Thoughts to Ponder: 

 Current Situation

Where am I not following God’s will/ His Lead?

I need to thank God for his protection.

I thank God for His power over all the earth.

Key:  Genesis 7:16

Those that entered, male & female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him: and the Lord closed in behind him (shut him in).

Background of the Chapter:

Who – God, Noah, Noah’s wife, Shem, Ham, Japheth, and their wives.

What – They are entering the ark with every kind of animal.

Where – On the face of the earth.

When – Near the beginning of time. Noah was 600 years old.  The flood came during the seventeenth day of the second month.

 

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Genesis 6

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Summary – God told Noah how to prepare for the coming destruction because of the wickedness of man. Evil is on the earth. Sons of God are uniting with daughter of men. Every intent of man is evil. The Lord God is giving Noah commands for building the ark.

 

Lessons to Guide Your Life:

Warning / Command/ Promise/ Example –

v.18 God established covenant with Noah – Disobedience (wickedness, lost of direction) leads to destruction (grave consequences) .

Truth – The Lord God had to destroy creation due to the evil intentions of man.

Lesson / Principle– Wickedness will not strive on the earth

God’s Word & Who God Is:

Why – To reveal what happen to men in the past due to their evilness. To show God’s response to sin.

Character of God – Holy, demands obedience, just, controls all things, Judge, Ruler.

Direction For Your Life:

Prayer–Lord remove wickedness from my heart

Encouraging – Noah found favor in the Lord

Conclusion – Fellowship with God keeps us from evilness.

Questions/Thoughts to Ponder: 

Is there constant evil or disobedience in my life?

How am I going to rid my life of evil?

What are some of the consequences for my sin?

Noah walked with God. Am I walking with God?

Noah obeyed all as the Lord commanded. Am I obeying the Lord?

There has been habitual sin in my life. I will continue to hide God’s word in my heart daily that I might not sin against him. I am trying to walk with God by keeping an unbreakable appointment with him each morning.

Key:  Genesis 6: 22

Background of the Chapter:

Who – God, Noah, sons of God, Daughters of men. Noah’s sons (Shem, Ham, Japheth) and wives mentioned.

Where – Face of the land, on the earth

When – Early in time.

 

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From Egypt to the land God promised them (Leviticus, Number, Deuteronomy, Joshua)

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From Egypt to the land God promised them (Leviticus, Number, Deuteronomy, Joshua)

The Israelites crossed the Red Sea and went through the desert.  Moses led the people to a mountain called Mt. Sinai.  God gave Moses the 10 commandments here.  God gave them the 10 commandments so that they could learn what kind of nation God wanted them to be.  The law also showed them how sinful they were.  God gave them moral, ceremonial, and civil laws.  The Israelites began to follow God’s laws.  The Israelites were not to live like the other nations.  The Israelites were God’s chosen people, set apart for His special purpose.  The people knew exactly what was wrong and what was right.  Moses continued to lead the people and they came to a place name Kadesh Barnea.  They were close to the land God had promised them.  Moses sent 12 spies to spy into the land.  Ten spies came back and told Moses there were giants in the land and that there was no way they could go in and take over the land.  Two spies (Joshua and Caleb) came back and expressed confidence in God’s ability to help them defeat the Canaanites (the people who lived in the land God had promised them) who were living in the land.  The people refused to enter the land because they did not believe in the power of God to help then overtake the people who lived in the land.  God punished the people by making them live in the wilderness for 40 years because they did not trust in Him.  Moses died and the people entered the land with their new leader Joshua.  Joshua led them across the Jordan River.  They conquered and divided they land.  The Israelites did not completely get rid of the people in Canaan.  This brought about trouble later for the Israelites, because the Canaanites did not live by God’s laws.  The land was divided according to the 12 sons of Jacob (the 12 tribes of Israel).


Genesis 5

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Summary –God blessed several generations from Adam to Noah with fruitfulness.

 

What: From Adam to Noah; they are living, having children & dying.

 

 

Lessons to Guide Your Life:

Example: Be fruitful & multiply; Enoch walked with God.

Truth: God caused each generation to be fruitful.

Lesson / Principle: Man is created in the likeness of God v.5.1, God brings the increase

 

God’s Word & Who God Is:

Why – To reveal how God kept / blessed each generation from Adam to Noah (the one who would bring relief / comfort)

Character of God – Sovereign, all powerful, faithful, sustainer

 

Direction For Your Life:

Prayer –God please allow me to be fruitful. I want to walk with God. v.22

Encouraging: God is the sustainer of life from generation to generation.

Conclusion: God sustains my life and my family’s life.

Current situation – I do not have any children but I am a child in my family.

Questions/Thoughts to Ponder: 

-How am I trusting God to sustain my family?

-Are there times when I have not trusted in God?

-When have I tried to make my plan God’s?

Pray for God’s continual sustaining power. Trust God for his provisions and blessing of children and family. Walk with God.

Genesis 5:22

Enoch walked (in habitual fellowship) with God after the birth of Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.

Genesis 5: 29

He named him Noah saying, this one shall bring me relief / comfort.

Background of the Chapter:

Who –God, Adam (male or female) generations of Adam to Noah.

When: Beginning of time

 

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God’s chosen family in Egypt (Exodus)

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God’s chosen family is in Egypt.  They continued to multiply.  A new leader came into power in Egypt.  He felt intimidated by the Hebrew people/Israelites, so he made them into slaves.  He also tried to reduce the number of Hebrews/Israelites by killing their male babies.  For 400 years they were in slavery under the Egyptian ruler.  God raised up a deliverer/leader for the Hebrews/Israelites named Moses.  Moses pleaded with the Pharaoh to let the Hebrews/Israelites leave Egypt.  Pharaoh would not let the people leave, so God sent 10 terrible plagues.  The last plague was the plague of death.  The firstborn child in each Egyptian family and the firstborn of their cattle was struck by death.  The angel of death passed over the houses of the Hebrews/Israelites because of the blood of the lamb on their door.  The lamb was their sacrifice/offering to God. (They were instructed by Moses to put lamb’s blood on their door.)    Pharaoh finally gave up and allowed the Hebrew people/Israelites to leave Egypt.  They left Egypt by crossing through the Red Sea.  Moses led then toward the land God had promised them.


Genesis 4

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What: Adam and Eve had two sons. Cain and Abel made offerings for the Lord. God did not respect / accept Cain’s offering. Cain became angry & killed Abel. Cain receives consequences from God for his sin. Lamech, Cain’s family line, murders too.

Summary – Sin is affecting the lives of the first family.

Lessons to Guide Your Life:

Example – Sin affects your life and the lives of those around you.

Truth – Sin demands consequences

Lesson – Jealously (like Cain) breeds sin

Why – To reveal sin from the beginning. To reveal the affects of sin.

God’s Word & Who God Is:

Character of God: Sovereign, Just, gives consequences for sin, merciful (protected Cain from being killed)

Direction For Your Life:

Pray – Lord help me not to sin for it effects those around me.

Encouraging Thought:  God is merciful. He still blesses in the midst of sin.

Conclusion: Don’t allow jealousy in your heart. Anger by way of jealously can lead to murder / division of family.

Wanting / desiring what someone else has is jealousy / discontent. I need to be content where the Lord has me and rejoice with others.

Questions/Thoughts to Ponder: 

What am I jealous of?

Other marriages, other connected families.

How can I turn the negative feeling into good?

Focus on the Lord.

Genesis 4: 1

Genesis 4: 26b

At that time men began to call on the name of the Lord.

Background of the Chapter:

Who Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, the Lord, Cain’s wife, Enoch (Cain’s son), Jared (Enoch’s son), Mehujael (Jared’son), Methusael (Mehujael’s son) , Zamech (Methusael’s son) Adah and Zillah (Zamech’s wives) Jabal (Adah’s son with Zamech) Tubal – Cain (Zillah’s son with Zamech) Moamah (Tubal – Cain’s sister) Seth (Adam and Eve’s son) Enoch (Seth’s son)

Where In a field, land of Mad (East of Eden)

When – In the beginning after Adam and Eve sinned & had children

 

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Genesis 3

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What – The Serpent talks with Eve and convinces her to eat from tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve also gave the fruit to her husband. God gave consequences to all.

 

Summary – Man made a choice opposite of God, they were given consequences, & sent out of the garden of Eden.

 

Lessons to Guide Your Life:

Example (Not to follow): Man followed the serpent’s advice even though they knew it was against God.

Truth – God expects his command to be followed & there are consequences for not following.

Lesson– Follow the Lord not someone / something leading you elsewhere (away from God)

God’s Word & Who God Is:

Why: To reveal how sin entered in the world.
Character of God: Holy, just, gives consequences for sin, caring (made clothes even after they sinned).

Direction For Your Life:

Prayer: Lord help me to resist temptation and obey.

Encouraging: God did not kill them right then even though they disobeyed His command!

 

Questions/Thoughts to Ponder: 

I have given into temptation and sinned against God.

I have been disobedient.

I haven’t been careful to obey the Lord’s commands.

 

-When have I listened to the influence of others & sinned?

-When have I caused others to sin?

-What are the consequences for my sin?

I have allowed others to lead me into tempting and sinful situations.

 

God still cares for us in the midst of our sin.

Genesis 3:21

For Adam also and for his wife the Lord God made long coats (tunics) of skin and clothed them.

 

Background of the Chapter:

Who – God, Adam, Eve, serpent

Where – Garden of Eden

When – In the beginning, after creation

 

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Beginning of the nation of Israel (Genesis)

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At this point men are without hope.  Mankind is in need of a Savior.  God chose one man named Abraham.  Abraham was to follow God and allow God to work through his life.  God made 3 promises to Abraham.  1.  A group of people from his family and they would become a nation.

2.They would be give special land.  3.  His family/nation would be a blessing to the whole entire world (The Savior would come from this family.)  Abraham had a son named Issac.  God repeated these promises to Issac.  Issac had a son name Jacob.  God repeated these promises to Jacob.  Jacob had 12 sons.  This is the foundation of God’s special nation.  Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son.  Joseph’s brother sold him into slavery.  Joseph ended up living in Egypt where he became one of the most powerful men on the earth.  Joseph led his family to Egypt to provide food for them during a famine.  Judah, one of Jacob’s other sons, was promised that a great king would come from his family.  Jacob’s name was changed to Israel.  Jacob’s family were Hebrews/Israelites.


After the Flood/Beginning of Different Nations (Genesis)

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After the Flood/Beginning of Different Nations (Genesis)

After the flood God told Noah and his family to multiply and spread out all over the earth.  Instead of spreading out, the people joined together.  The flood did not take away sin from the world.  Men still had a broken relationship with God.  The people continued to disobey God.  The people had sin and language in common.  The people decided to build a tower because they wanted to be important apart from God.  The people refused to obey God, so He scattered them over the face of the earth by confusing their language.  The people scattered to different parts of the world, therefore forming different nations.  God wanted a group of people for Himself.