Sermon Discussion: 2-12-23

Discussion Guide | Why? | Gen 6-9 | Part 6 | The Problem is Everywhere

Gathering Question: 

When you think of God’s judgment what are some words or phrases that come to mind? Why do you think of these things?

Gathering Prayer. 

Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name of Jesus, Your Son, we pray, Amen. 

Opening Questions

  • What stood out to you in the sermon? 
  • What insights did you gain? 
  • What questions did it raise?

Genesis 6:8-8

  • What is your response to these words from Genesis 6:5, “that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.” Why do you respond as you do?
  • What does it teach us about God that he is grieved by human sin? 
  •  What are some things in the world today that you think especially grieve God?

Genesis 8:15-22

  • What ways do you see the Garden of Eden reflected in these verses?
  • What stands out to you about the promise of God in 8:21-22? 

Genesis 9:20-21

  • To lie “uncovered” is a euphemism for shame. Are you surprised to see Noah and his family engaging in sin after the flood? 
  • What does Gen 9:20-21 teach us about the human condition? How do you see this lesson reflected in the world today?

2 Corinthians 5:17

  • God promises to never again send a flood because he sends his own Son. Jesus is the perfect “Adam.” What does this promise of “new creation” mean to you? 
  • Pay attention to the verb tenses: “The old has gone, the new is here!” What should our expectations be today for the new life in Jesus?  
  • How have you experienced this promise in your own life? 

Closing Prayer.