A.M. Reading: Genesis 6
Genesis Questions Worth Pondering:
As we begin reading Genesis 6, in the first few verses the question immediately arises of who were these sons of God who took wives of the daughters of men. There are several different “thoughts” of who they were. However, I personally am unsure of the meaning of those verses. Whenever that happens in Scripture, I am much more comfortable to leave it with the Lord. He knows exactly. I would much rather leave it with Him than ME choose an interpretation. So our questions will center on the important truths of this chapter that can be more easily understood.
Write all the words and phrases that describe the earth and the heart of man at this time.
How did the heart of the Lord respond?
What did He proclaim that He would do? Why?
What did Noah find in the eyes of the Lord?
What phrase describes Noah that had previously described Enoch?
What does the Lord disclose to Noah?
What does He instruct Noah to do?
Who is going to bring the flood? Why?
Did you know that this passage is the first place in the Bible where the word “covenant” is used?
Who established the covenant?
Under this covenant who does God instruct for Noah to bring with him into the ark?
What would be the result of bringing them, the animals, and food into the ark as God had said?
Did Noah believe and trust what God had said? How do you know?
That is what Biblical faith is. Hearing what God has said. Believing and trusting Him. Therefore, doing what He has said!
Noah … what a picture of faith! (Hebrews 11:7)
P.M. Reading: John 3:1-21
John Questions Worth Pondering:
We enter John 3 and are introduced to Nicodemus, a man most of us have heard of.
How is Nicodemus described?
How did Nicodemus know that Jesus was a teacher that had come from God?
What is the first truth that Jesus speaks to Nicodemus?
Jesus is speaking of spiritual matters. How do we know that Nicodemus is thinking in physical terms? Did he understand Jesus?
How does Jesus explain that there is a difference between the physical birth and a spiritual birth?
Does Nicodemus understand yet?
Jesus explains to him that He was speaking of heavenly things.
To help him understand, Jesus refers to an Old Testament account (Numbers 21:4-9) which Nicodemus would have understood well. The account was of the Israelites who had been bitten by serpents and were instructed to look upon a brass serpent on a pole so that they would not die. Those who believed and looked were saved. A picture again of faith.
Jesus is explaining that salvation is by faith.
For those who believe in Him, what would not happen to them?
What would happen to them?
In verse 16, why would God do this?
In verse 17, why did God send His Son into the world?
What does “condemned already” mean?
Remembering in chapter 1 that John declared Jesus is the True Light,
according to this passage why won’t people come to the light?
How is the one described who does comes to the light?
Here is your “think” question. Using this full passage of Jesus’s explanation to Nicodemus, how would you explain Jesus’s introductory statement: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
May the Word of Christ dwell richly within!