On Sunday we worked through the account of Noah and the flood in Genesis 6:1-8:19 (we covered a lot of ground!) The unavoidable truth in this epic narrative is that sin brings divine judgment, and the only hope of rescue is divine grace. In a pattern of salvation to come, grace is what saves Noah, and grace is extended to a small band of surviving sinners through the obedience of one man. Just as in Noah's day, we too face a looming global judgment, and our only hope of salvation is the grace of God, grace that has been extended to us through the obedience of one man - Jesus Christ. Our response must be one of faith - believing in the word of God; worship - hearts that overflow with gratitude and praise and obedience; and mission - telling the world about the offer of rescue through the faith in the finished work of Jesus.
Listen to The Flood - Judgment and Deliverance
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week we will pick up with Noah as he exits the ark and enters a newly washed world in Genesis 9. Take some time to pray for Sunday, and read Genesis 8:20-9:28 and consider the following questions:
• What similarities do you see with events that have already happened in Genesis?
• How are God's original purposes being advanced?
• What new concepts emerge as God and Noah interact?
• How would this text have been important for the original recipients (Israel) as they were headed for the promised land?
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.