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Key Thought:

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things with God.

Key Quote

“Will you get in the boat or not?” – Pastor Bil Cornelius

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What is a favorite memory you have from childhood?
  • What is your favorite song of all time?
  • What’s your favorite restaurant in the city you live in?

Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • What are you asking God for right now?
  • What does it look like to “do your part” and let God do His part?
  • Remember the story Pastor Bil told of the house and the nail. Is there any that is “giving the enemy a nail” in your life? How can you change that? 

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • Has God ever asked you to do something that didn’t make sense in the moment?
  • Noah built the ark for 75 years with no rain in sight. Do you find it hard to have faith when you don’t see evidence of what God is telling you?
  • What does it mean to be blameless even though we can’t be perfect?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, give me the courage and faith to be obedient even when I don’t understand what I’m going through. Amen!”

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Think about sponsoring a teenager to go to student camp this year (or sponsor one with your life group!) As a church, we need to raise $20,000 in scholarship money. You have no idea how God can use you to impact a young person’s walk with Christ.
  • Ask God to reveal areas of your life that you may be giving the enemy a foothold. Change it!


It was by faith that Noah built an ark to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about something that had never happened before. By his faith he condemned the rest of the world and was made right in God’s sight.  Hebrews 11:7 NLT

Now the LORD observed the extent of the people’s wickedness, and he saw that all their thoughts were consistently and totally evil. So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them. It broke his heart.  And the LORD said, “I will completely wipe out this human race that I have created. Yes, and I will destroy all the animals and birds, too. I am sorry I ever made them.” But Noah found favor with the LORD. Genesis 6:5-8 NLT

 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day.   In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying..parties..right up to the time Noah entered his boat.  People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.”  Matthew 24:37-39 NLT

 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.  Gal. 6:7 NLT

This is the history of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless man living on earth at the time. He consistently followed God’s will and enjoyed a close relationship with him. Genesis 6:9 NLT  

 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings...Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.  Malachi 3:8,10 NIV

 That very day Noah had gone into the boat with his wife and his sons—Shem, Ham, and Japheth—and their wives.  With them in the boat were pairs of every kind of animal...Two by two they came into the boat, representing every living thing that breathes.  A male and female of each kind entered, just as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord closed the door behind them.  Genesis 7:13-16 NLT 

So Noah did exactly as the LORD had commanded him. He was 600 years old when the flood came, and he went aboard the boat to escape—he and his wife and his sons and their wives.  Genesis 7:5-7 NLT

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