Small Group Material
Based on sermon given Dec 17 on Genesis 11:1-9
Summary of Sermon
The account of the city and the tower of Babel is ultimately a story about the human heart, a lesson about true redemption, and a preview of the glorious person and work of Jesus Christ.
Babel was man’s attempt to overcome the curse. It was man’s attempt to reach heaven and enter it on his own. It was man’s attempt to be exalted and make a name for himself. It was man’s attempt to stay together on this lonely planet and build something that would last. It was all human.
But salvation belongs to God. God has overcome the curse by the person and work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Let us be happy that Jesus has rescued us from the curse. And let us understand that God has better hopes and dreams for us than the cities and the towers that we love to build in our lives.
Questions for Discussion & Sharing
What do you think about how the world tries to overcome the curse of sin and arrive at a happy ending? Consider man’s attempt to reach heaven and enter it on his own, to be exalted and make a name for himself, and to to stay together on this lonely planet and build something that would last.
Let us grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ and praise him because he is enough for us! What are some ways in which the Lord has stopped you from arriving at your own cities and towers, hopes and dreams, kingdoms and wants, scripts and stories - and what are some ways in which he has given you better ones? What cities and towers of your own continue to remain in your life?
Much thanks to Aaron, Christine, Joey and Mina!