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Genesis 8:1-22

This study is part of our series of verse by verse studies of Genesis, the 1st book in the Bible. Taught by our pastor, Simeon Forder, at our Sunday morning service on the 17th September 2023.

About this book

Genesis is the first book in the Bible, and in its more than 1500 verses, there are over 50 prophecies, 100+ commands, over 70 promises, and almost 100 distinct messages from God. As well as recording the firsts of so many things — including the first marriage, sin, child, murder, death, laughs, tears — this book also explains God’s established order in all things; from creation to Israel, marriage to tithing, and all before the law is even mentioned. But ultimately, this book points to Jesus as our Saviour, not only in obvious ways, but in its smaller details too.

About this study

Chapter 8 picks continues the account of Noah’s flood, noting what happened (and when) as the waters receded, the ark landed, and Noah, his family, and all the animals left the ark. However, beyond these details we see how Noah continued to obey God, and how he willingly offered a sacrifice to Him even though this is no record God asked for such – and that should prompt us to ask how willing we are to sacrifice our time, finances, careers or more in serving Him and others.

Application questions

  • Are you as obedient to God’s commands as Noah was?
  • Do you give until it hurts? Until it costs you something?


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