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1 Firm Foundations Lesson 15: God Scattered the Rebels At the Tower of Babel

2 Introduction  Review  What was the attitude of the people in Noah’s day?  Who was speaking to people’s minds, urging them to repent?  Why did God save Noah?  What else did Noah do while he was building the ark?  How did those saved from judgment enter the ark?  What happened to those who didn’t enter the ark?  Have you ever wondered?  Why do people around the world speak so many languages?

3 God remembered Noah  Genesis 8:1-4,14-17  God kept Noah, his family, and the animals safe  God sent wind to dry up the water; land appeared  God never changes or forgets  Where did the ark land?

4 Mt. Ararat

5 God gave His commands and promises to Noah  Genesis 9:1-2  Be fruitful and multiply  Have dominion over the earth and its creatures

6 God gave the rainbow as His sign  Genesis 9:12-15  A sign that God would never again destroy the earth by flood  Psalm 104:6-9  Thousands of years have passed since the flood  God can be trusted

7 Next week…  Read Genesis 11  What were the people like back then?  What did the people try to do?  How did God foil their plans?

8 God’s record of the nations  Genesis 10 – Table of Nations  The generations of the sons of Noah  We all find our ancestry here

9 The people forgot God’s judgment  Genesis 11:1-4  Many years have passed since the flood  The earth was being quickly repopulated  Most of Noah’s descendants had forgotten God  They forgot the flood  They would not honor God  Psalm 19:1-3  They turned away from truth, and became evil and foolish  Romans 1:18-32

10 The people became evil  Satan was leading them to rebel  Satan wants people to worship false gods  Many still worship the planets and animals  God is sovereign  Isaiah 42:8  They built a tower  Genesis 11:4  They rebelled against God’s mandate  Genesis 1:28  9:1-2

11 God saw them  Genesis 11:5  The Lord came down to see them  Proverbs 15:3  The eyes of the Lord are in every place…  Psalm 139  The Lord knows every detail about us

12 God scattered them  Ezekiel 18:4  “All souls are mine…”  Can anyone fight against God and win?  Genesis 11:6-9  God caused them to speak different languages  They moved away from each other ¡No puedo entenderle! Ik kan niet u begrijpen! Je ne peux pas vous comprendre! Non posso capirlo!

13 Conclusion  The Bible is a history book!  Do you see any patterns in this history?  Rebellion  God never changes  God is righteous and holy  God judges sin  God is still calling people to believe in Him

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