Journey Through – Rebellion – 11/09/22

Passages: Genesis 3-11

As we journey through the Bible let us ask, how does knowing this help me to become wise for salvation through faith in Jesus?

  1. What does it teach me? 
  2. How does it rebuke me?
  3. Is it correcting something in my life?
  4. What training can I put into place to help me live a righteous life?
  5. How is this equipping me for every good work?

Human Rebellion

Genesis 3:1-6 – Adam and Eve deceived and tempted by the devil, caused doubt in the word and truth of God.

Shorter Catechism Question 14. What is Sin? Sin is disobeying or not conforming to God’s law in any way.

Think about the Heart of God for his people.

Do we allow doubt to cause us to rebel against God?

The Consequence of Sin

  • Genesis 3:7-24

Sin created brokenness between humans and God, humans and nature, and humans and each other.

Shame and Blame

Think about the Heart of God.

Do we struggle with shame and blame?

  • Genesis 4

Cain and Abel Jealousy

4:7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”

The heart of God – wanted Cain to do what was right, and spoke with him.

Think about the Heart of God.

Is sin crouching at the door of our hearts?

  • Genesis 6

The Flood – the Inclination of Heart

6:5 The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.

The people – every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time

Noah 6:8 But Noah found favour in the eyes of the LORD. 9 This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. 22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.

The Heart of the People – Evil

The Heart of Noah – Righteous, blameless, walked with God and did everything God commanded

The Heart of God – Grieved and filled with pain. Still provided hope.

Think about the Heart of God.

What is the inclination of our hearts?

  • Genesis 11

Babel – Pride and human achievement

Think about the Heart of God and the challenge to our hearts.

God’s Plan of Salvation

Read Romans 5:12-21 and Hebrew 3:15, in light of all we have looked at how do they challenge you?

Are we listening to the voice of God or are our hearts hard?

Next Week

Additional questions you may wish to consider for personal study or in Life Groups.

Apply

As I reflect what have I found interesting? 

As I reflect what has challenged my life, attitudes and actions

Is there one practical step I can apply to my life to help me to become more like Jesus?

How would this help me to introduce others to Jesus?

Is there there anything I need to pray about, explore further or extra help I need?

Is there someone I should share with, pray with or encourage?

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