Jesus and Noah

STUDY 34

11thSunday after Trinity                                                                     August 23, 2020

 

THEME:                    IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST

SUB THEME:           The Supremacy of Jesus Christ over Biblical heroes (2)

TOPIC:                      Jesus and Noah

TEXTS:                     Genesis 6:9-22; 1Peter 3:18-20,

 

AIMS:

  1. to identify the similarities/differences between Jesus Christ and Noah.
  2. to understand the supremacy of Jesus Christ over Noah and
  3. understand the role of Jesus Christ and Noah in saving mankind

 

INTRODUCTION: When the destruction of the world loomed in the times of Noah, God favoured Noah for he was a just and perfect man living in an immoral generation Gen 6:8-9. God commanded him to build an ark for the salvation of mankind.  The ark of Noah saved only eight people who were members of his household including Noah himself- Gen 7:7; Heb. 11:7. “God’s desire is to save us all; not just eight people; He gave the gift of Jesus Christ to save the world, and by His blood, draw the world back to eternal life with God -Jn 3:16.” Jesus described His second coming to be like in the days of Noah- Matt. 24:37-39.

 

STUDY GUIDE/QUESTIONS:

  1. Discuss the reasons for the destruction of the world in Noah’s time- Gen 6:1-7
  2. Jesus described His second coming to be like it was in the days of Noah-Discuss Matt. 24:37-39, 44; Luke 17:26-27.
  3. Compare and contrast the work of salvation of Jesus Christ and that of Noah-Gen 7:1-7; Matt 26:28; Eph. 2:12-16; 1Pet 3:20.
  4. God was grieved by what he saw in Noah’s days- Gen 6:6, in what ways do we  grieve God today?- Eph. 4:17-32

 

CONCLUSION: As God made a covenant with Noah, so He has made a covenant with us through Jesus Christ; that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God will never break His promises. Therefore, let us be careful about His second coming unlike the people of Noah’s time, we should daily continue to live in the hope of His second coming.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:    Noah’s Ark was for temporary salvation; Jesus is the way to eternal salvation

 

MEMORY VERSE: John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”.