Sunday, November 23, 2014

"God Remembers You" - Genesis 7:11-8:19 (November 23, 2014)

1. Have someone read the passage.
2. Think about a situation where you were forgotten. How did you feel? What was at stake for Noah if he was forgotten?
3. Noah could have easily been experiencing concern that there was no end in sight, how does the passage assure us that thought Noah, and we, don't know the our days, God does?
4. How does God show that he is in complete control in this passage? What is a circumstance in your life where you need to remember that God is in complete control?
5. What is God rescuing Noah from?
6. How can we have confidence that God remembers us?

Sermon outline:
1. When there is no end in sight
2. When there is no control
3. When there is no direction

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Living at the End of the World" - Genesis 6:9-7:10 (November 9, 2014)

1. Have someone read the passage.
2. Ryan began by talking about the importance of remembering who we are and how we live. What are the dangers of focussing only on one and not both?
3. How is it that Noah stood out as being different from the world around him?
4. What are some ways that we can live counter culturally in our world?
5. Where in the passage do we see Noah's faith on display?
6. Where are the places in our lives that we are questioning what God has called us to? How can we grow in our faith and trust in him?

Sermon Outline
1. Countercultural Lives
   a. Righteous
   b. Blameless
2. Counterintuitive Faith
   a. To build the ark
   b. To board the ark

Monday, November 3, 2014

"Ready or Not?" Genesis 5:1-6:8 (November 2, 2014)

1. Have someone read the passage.
2. In chapter 5, we read of lineages of God's people. What is the experience that we share with each of the people listed?
3. Why do we and our world shy away from talking about the reality of death?
4. Ryan mentioned some of the different things that we put our security in, what are the areas of your life that you find yourself putting security in that are not the Lord?
5. How does this passage show us that God is the source of our true security?
6. Where do we see God relenting in this passage?
7. Discuss ways that you can seek to grow in seeing and trusting God as your true security.

Outline from the sermon:
1. Living with a false sense of security
   A. Our Longevity
   B. Our Legacy
   C. Our Morality
2. Living with a true sense of Security
   A. The Lord who resolves
   B. The Lord who relents