IN REFLECTION

Sunday's sermon from Genesis 9 showed us the grace of God in blessing Noah and establishing an everlasting covenant with him (promising never to flood the earth again). Sadly it also recounts the foolishness of Noah and the sin of his son Ham. Like Adam before them, mankind falls into sin and bears the curse. Our only hope is that God is faithful to keep his covenant promises. It will be through the future covenants that God will not simply delay wrath, but will bring the blessing of salvation. Our God always keeps his promises, and this means He is to be trusted and depended on.

Listen to A New Beginning

IN PREPARATION

PREPARING TO HEAR

This week we will work through the tower of Babel narrative in Genesis 11. Consider the following questions as you read:

  • How do chapters 10-11 connect to the Noah story? How do they connect to the Abraham story in chapter 12?
  • What themes are repeated concerning human nature?
  • What themes are repeated concerning the character of God?
  • How does the Babel story reveal a need for the redemptive work of Christ?

Pray that God would speak to us through His word so that our hearts are moved towards faith and worship and obedience.

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.

Come Thou Fount
Across the Lands
When Love Came Down to Earth
Rock of Ages
Glorious Christ