Last week we examined the genealogy of Adam through Seth to Noah in Genesis 5. In this genealogy we find a sobering reminder of life in a sin-cursed world. The refrain is constant, "And he died." But there is also a marvelous exception; Enoch walks with God and is taken. And there is a persistent hope (expressed in the naming of Noah) that one day God would undo the curse. The implications for us are that we can find rescue from death through relationship with Christ, and that we can find relief from the curse through the work of Christ.
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week we will be looking into the account of the flood in Genesis 6-8. Please pray for me as I prepare and for all who will sit under the preaching of the word. Also take some time to read through the text this week and consider the following questions:
• What does this story tell us about human nature?
• What does this story tell us about God? His character? His plan?
• What makes Noah unique in his generation?
• How does this story relate to the fall in Genesis 3?
• What similarities do you see with previous episodes in Genesis?
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.