Icebreaker – Have you ever done something you regret? What was it?
Text – Genesis 6:5-8
Q: How do you think God judges man?
verse 5 – God judges man by what he does and by what he thinks.
Matthew 5:28 – “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Jesus brought sin down to the thought.
We need to transform our minds by the Word of God. Romans 12:1-2
verse 6 – Because of man’s actions, God regretted having made man. His heart was grieved. We know from the New Testament that the Holy Spirit can be grieved.
Q: What do you think pleases God? If our thoughts and actions can displease God, what pleases Him?
Scripture says that faith pleases God. Hebrews 11:6!
Q: What do you think grieves God? What pleased God about Noah?
Discussion: Define righteousness.
Righteousness…Galatians 3:6 Believing God is counted for righteousness.
Q: How does Noah prove his belief in God?
His perfect execution of God’s instructions proved that Noah believed God. Probably didn’t even know what rain was, or a flood, yet obeyed beyond his own understanding.
Q: What does it mean to “walk with God”? Adam walked with God, Noah walked with God and Ezekiel walked with God.
Q: How can you better walk with God?
Application: Pray that God would help not only your actions but your thoughts, and your heart. Find scriptures that will help change your thoughts.