Small Group Questions for Sermon Series Unsinkable Faith Part 1. “The Plan"
Read Genesis 6:5-8
5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
Read Genesis 6:9-22
9 This is the account of Noah and his family.
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
Read Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family.
***What does it mean to have "unsinkable faith in the plan," and have you ever met someone with such unshakeable faith?
How does the character of Noah exemplify unshakeable faith? Discuss the attributes and actions of Noah that demonstrate his remarkable faith.
What did Noah's faith in God's plan enable him to accomplish? How did his faith affect his response to God's command to build the ark, even in the face of a global flood that had never been seen before?
In a world filled with wickedness and corruption, how did Noah stand out as a righteous and blameless person? What made him find favor in the eyes of the Lord?
What can we learn from Noah's faith in "things not yet seen"? How can we apply this principle of faith to our own lives when we face challenges or uncertainties?
Discuss the concept of "reverent fear" in the context of Noah's faith. How does a reverent fear of God influence our faith and decision-making?
Read Genesis 6:22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
Noah accepted, acted on, didn't give up on, endured, and fulfilled God's plan. How can these aspects of Noah's faith be applied to our own lives? Share examples from your life where you have had to demonstrate these qualities in your faith journey.
Read Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Consider the idea of planning and setting goals in your life. How does having a plan align with faith? Share your thoughts on the importance of setting goals and making plans in your faith journey.
In what ways do we encounter challenges and hardships in our faith journey? How can we maintain our faith in the face of adversity and hardship, just as Noah did?
How can we respond with worship and gratitude when God brings us through difficult times in our lives? What are some practical ways to express thankfulness and worship in our own lives?