NextLevel Online: The Pentateuch

Session 2: A God who Blesses

Session 2 covers Genesis 11-12. In this session, we talk about how God blesses.



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Notes from Teaching Video

  • Genesis 11

    • Understanding the context...
    • Verses 1-3
    • Verse 4: a ziggurat
    • The Purpose of the Tower
    • Verses 5-7
    • A Divine Reversal
  • Genesis 12-22

    • Abram’s Call
    • Life after the Call
  • How God Blesses

    • The Ultimate Reversal of Babel

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • We don’t often think of God as one who refuses to bless. Why did God not bless the people at Babel? What are your thoughts about this? How does it reshape your view of God and his interaction in our lives?

  • Compare how Christians use the word “blessed” today with how it is used here in Genesis. Is it used correctly? How would you redefine it after tracing the word here in Genesis?

  • It’s powerful to think that the Holy Spirit coming in the book of Acts “undoes” what the people did at Babel. How many years passed before that happened? In light of our comparatively short lifespan throughout eternity, does this reshape your view of God and how/when He acts? How?

  • In light of your thoughts on the previous question, what would be your answer to someone who says that God is silent or absent from certain evils that happen in the world?

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The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.