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FLANNELBOARD OF THE FAITHFUL – Part 4
May 15, 2022
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
Walking with God involves agreement about:
1. The Place Where You Are Walking
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
2. The Path On Which You Are Walking
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
3. The Pace That You Are Walking
Let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Be still and know that I am God.
Small Group Discussion Questions for the Week of May 15, 2022.
1. What are your first thoughts when you hear the word faith?
Digging Deeper into the Scriptures
Read Genesis 5:21-24
1. How did Enoch express his faith?
2. Enoch leaves the story differently: "He was no more, because God took him away" (v. 24). Why did Enoch receive special treatment?
3. What New Testament promise does Enoch's experience point toward (see 1 Corinthians 15:50-57)?
Read Hebrews 11:5-6
4. According to Hebrews 11:6, there are two requirements that must be satisfied by those who come to God. What are they?
Why are both of these necessary?
5. What role does faith play in approaching and pleasing God? (11:6)
Applying the Scriptures
1. How does Enoch’s story encourage your faith in God?
2. What do you need to trust God with, even though you can’t see what the future holds? How can you show this trust?