Part 1: Opening Prayer
Questions to answer in comments.
Why do you think God was displeased with creation?
Do you think you would have been identified as Noah was as being up right and walking with the Lord?
Watch the Trailer for Noah
Questions to answer in discussion:
How has your view of the story changed?
How many people were there on the ark, and how many were left behind?
What do you think of the answer given by Noah to the question is this the end?
Read Genesis 6-9
Start a discussion thread or reply to one about a topic in the news now that has caught your eye or attention.
Is this good or evil?
Is the state of the world today good or evil?
Do you think the Lord would destroy the world now?
Notice in the story we read that God’s promise is to never destroy the world again in the same way…
Did the flood rid the world of sin/Evil?
How does the promise help us when we realize that sin is still present?
How does God saving the animals effect us in living out the covenantal promise He gives us?
Discuss what the story means and how God’s destruction of creation is not an end but a new beginning, same as the new beginning we get in Baptism.
How does the new creation/restoring of creation mimic our renewal in baptism?
See the last line on this page (others are good too…)
How big was the ark?
Genesis 6:15 This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
How big is this?
In modern measurements, the ark would have been around 450 feet (140 m) long, 75 feet (23 m) wide, and 45 feet (14 m) high, yielding a displacement of about 43,000 tons (about 39 million kg). The inside capacity would have been 1.4 million cubic feet (39,644 cubic m), with an approximate total deck area of 95,700 square feet (8,891 square m).
Lane T. Dennis and Wayne Grudem, eds., The ESV Study Bible (Accordance electronic ed. Wheaton: Crossway Bibles, 2008), n.p.
As I read this I wondered how big 1,400,000 cubic feet was..
See this tells you how to make a 1 cubic foot cube with 49,152 pennies… So we would need 68,812,800,000 pennies to make the 1.4 million cubic feet.
Quiz available at testmoz.com/376933 . Remember to use your real first name.
Part 5: Closing Prayer
Discussion questions for posting:
Why a flood?
Why just Noah’s Family?
How would you have felt if you were not chosen?
How does the fact that you get a second chance change the way you see today, or tomorrow?