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Beginnings- Settlement (?-1440BC) Part 1

The last two lessons we discussed the Old Testament overview. Discovering new levels of knowledge and understanding of God and His word. We further broke down 4 major phases of the Old Testament: Beginnings- Settlement- Kings- Exile.

In this lesson we are going to specifically look at the time period from beginnings through the settlement period a little more in depth.

First let us take a look at Genesis 6-8- the story of Noah.

Look up the scripture and read Genesis chapter 6 through chapter 8. Take note of what can be learned about God throughout this story.

  • God is able to create and destroy
  • God is to be feared (in a healthy, loving way)
  • God has complete control over His creation
  • God is patient with sinners, but patience has a limit
  • God is concerned about what is happening in His world/our lives.
  • He is loving, kind God of righteousness, justice, and anger.
  • God has the power to interrupt history
  • He is a God of new beginnings
  • He is a promise maker and keeper
  • God rescues those who trust in Him

Prayer

Heavenly Father,

Thank you Lord for this message that teaches us more about who You are. Lord, we are thankful for Your word- the Bible. For the opportunity to discover who you are on a deeper level and learn about your love, mercy, and forgiveness. Lord I pray that You draw near to each of us. Let us feel Your presence surrounding us. Lord I pray that those who choose to read and complete this study will be given understanding and clarity. I pray You would lead the way for each person who reads this. I pray for safety, good health, and that Your protection would surround us- no attack of the enemy will prosper against us in Jesus mighty name.

Amen

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God’s Promise In The Rainbow

God’s Promise In The Rainbow
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The Lord destroyed the Earth with a flood and instructed Noah to build the ark. Noah was a faithful man who walked with God and did as He was instructed. The flood came to pass and Noah and his sons, his wife, and his wives sons, along with clean and unclean animals, birds, and beasts and everything that creeps the Earth were the only flesh that did not die. Once the flood waters subsided and God instructed all to leave the ark, He made a covenant to never destroy every living thing as he had done. The Lord establishes his covenant and says never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, never again shall there be a flood to destroy the Earth.

(Gen. 9: 12-17) Then God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you for perpetual generations. I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the Earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the Earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the Earth.”