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Read Genesis 8
1. Copy Genesis 8:1 here.

2. Where did the ark come to rest? How long did it rest there before the tops of the mountains were seen?

3. When did Noah remove the covering from the ark?

4. What did Noah do before removing the covering to make sure it was safe?

5. When did God tell Noah they could leave the ark?

6. What was the first thing Noah did after leaving the ark?

7. What promise does God make in Genesis 8:21-22?

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Read Genesis chapter 6

1. What does God observe about mankind in Genesis 6:5? What is His reaction to this observation in Genesis 6:6-7?

2. In contrast to the rest of man, how does God describe Noah in Genesis 6:8?

3. Read Hebrews 11:7. What do you learn about Noah from this verse?

Starting in Genesis 6:14, God begins to give very specific instructions for the building of the ark. Fill in the missing information from verses 14-22.

4. The ark was to be made of _____________________________.

5. It was to be covered inside and out with ____________________.

6. What were the dimensions of the ark? _____________________.

7. The ark had __________ decks.

8. Noah was to take ______ of every living thing into the ark.

9. What reason did God give Noah why he needed two of every living thing?

10. Who did God say would be the source of the flood?

Going Deeper: How big is a cubit?

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CREATION (Chapter 1)

Read Genesis Chapter 1 and answer the following questions.

Day 1

What did God create?

How did God create it?

Day 2

What did God create?

How did God create it?

Day 3

What did God create?

How did God create it?

 

Day 4

What did God create?

How did God create it?

Day 5

What did God create?

How did God create it?

Day 6

What did God create?

How did God create it?

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WHY STUDY THE BIBLE?

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As with anything, consider the benefits of becoming more Bible literate in 2016.

For each of the following scriptures, either copy the verse or summarize the benefit discussed in the verse in your own words.

1. Joshua 1:8

2. Psalm 119:9

3. Psalm 119:11

4. Psalm 119:24

5. Psalm 119:25

6. Psalm 119:28

7. Psalm 119:42

8. Psalm 119:49

9. Psalm 119:50

10. Psalm 119:105

11. John 15:7

From these verses, choose one which speaks to a need in your life. Perhaps you need hope–Psalm 119:49 promises hope.

Perhaps you need to know how to answer those who reproach you–Psalm 119:42 provides that.

Perhaps you need to be cleansed–Psalm 119:9 provides instruction on that.

Mediate on your selected passage. Allow God to reveal how He will keep His promise to work in you  and your life through His word.

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Going to be counted
1. Why did Mary and Joseph have to go to Bethlehem?

2. Where was Jesus born? Why?

3. What did Mary do with Jesus after He was born?

4. What happened out on the plains outside of Bethlehem that night?

5. To whom was the first recorded announcement of the birth of the Christ Child made according to Luke 2:8-14?

6. What does Luke 2:15-16 tell us was the shepherd’s response?

7. What was the response of the shepherds to seeing Jesus in the manager? (Hint: Luke 2:17-20)

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According to Dr. Henry M. Morris, in his book The Genesis Record, the following are some of the origins that are given in the book of Genesis:

  • Origin of the Universe
  • Origin of order and complexity
  • Origin of the solar system
  • Origin of the atmosphere and hydrosphere
  • Origin of life
  • Origin of man
  • Origin of marriage
  • Origin of evil
  • Origin of language
  • Origin of government
  • Origin of culture
  • Origin of nations
  • Origin of religion
  • Origin of the chosen people

As you are reading through Genesis, consider what God says about these various subjects.

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Matthew recounts the story in Matthew 22:17-21 where Jesus is speaking with the Pharisees and the Herodians.  They are trying to trick Him, but He is still calling them to the Father despite their contempt for him.  The following is the short exchange:

“Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”

But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a denarius.  And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”

They said to Him, “Caesar’s.”

And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

“God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him.”  Genesis 1:27   It is the image of God that each man and each woman bears not unlike the coin bearing the image of Caesar.

And as with the coin, which must be returned to the one whose image it bears, so the man or woman, who bears the image of God, must be returned to God.  This is the heart of God, to draw back to Himself all those bearing His image.

It is not enough to admire the LORD, we need to render our lives to Him.

Render unto God what is God’s.

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