The City of Man Part 2

calendar_today September 16, 2018
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Genesis 11:5-9
[5] And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. [6] And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. [7] Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” [8] So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. [9] Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.  How does this story show us the danger of being a “reputation manager”? How can a person’s life become a little Babel in this regard?
2.  How does finding our identity in Christ act as the only guard against chasing our own name?
3.  Why do we need to be constantly reminded that we can’t hide from God?
4.  How do we see both a pitiful picture and a powerful potential at Babel?
5.  In what ways have you witnessed the deceptive power of sin?
6.  How is God’s preventing work at Babel both preservation and punishment?
7.  How does this passage remind us that sin leads to futility?

References: 2 Corinthians 5:15; Isaiah 40:22; Psalm 103:19; Genesis 2:7; Isaiah 40:15, 17; Genesis 3:22; 18:21; Zephaniah 3:9; Acts 2:6.

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