Men and Women of the Bible: Noah

Lesson Seven: Noah, Father of the Nations
Lesson Text: Genesis 6:1-22
Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Noah.
Memory Verse: Genesis 6:22 NKJV
Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.


Lesson Readings:

  • Genesis 6-9
  • 1 Chronicles 1:4
  • Isaiah 54:9
  • Ezekiel 14:12-23
  • Matthew 24:36-39
  • Luke 3:36; 17:22-27
  • Hebrews 11:7
  • 1 Peter 3:18-22
  • 2 Peter 2:4-10

Fact Questions:

  1. What does Noah mean? Why was he given this name?
    Genesis 5:29 NKJV And he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD has cursed.”
  2. What was the condition of the world in the days of Noah?
    Genesis 5:5-13
    2 Peter 2:5 NKJV and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
  3. What great men had an influence on Noah’s life?
    Genesis 5:5-8 NKJV So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died. 6 Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh. 7 After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters. 8 So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died…
    Genesis 5:23-29
  4. How is Noah described respecting his character?
    Genesis 6:9 NKJV This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
  5. What was Noah’s principle occupation?
    2 Peter 2:5 NKJV and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
  6. What did God command Noah to do?
    Genesis 6:14 NKJV “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.
  7. How did Noah respond?
    Genesis 6:22 NKJV Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did…
    Genesis 7:5
    Hebrews 11:7 NKJV By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
  8. What in the story of Noah indicates he was a good husband and father?
  9. Describe Noah with respect to his religious devotions?
    Genesis 8:20 NKJV Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar…
    Hebrews 11:6, 2 Peter 2:5, 2:9, 1 Peter 3:20, Ezekiel 14:14, 14:20
  10. What sin did Noah commit?
    Genesis 9:20-21 NKJV And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. 21 Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.
  11. What unique distinction does Noah have among all men?
    Genesis 9:19 NKJV These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.
    Genesis 10:1, Genesis 10:32.

Thought Questions:

  1. Noah is pictured as one of the three greatest men to have lived in Ezekiel 14:14 NKJV “Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord GOD.
    Ezekiel 14:20
  2. In light of what happened in Genesis 9:20,21, how do you account for this appraisal of Noah?
    Genesis 9:20-21 NKJV And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. 21 Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.
  3. In what sense is Noah a type of Christ?
    Genesis 6:14 NKJV “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch…
    Genesis 7:1, 24
    Genesis 8:1 NKJV Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.
  4. How did Noah condemn the world?
    Hebrews 11:7 NKJV By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
  5. What would you regard as Noah’s greatest accomplishment?
  6. What is the one great lesson in Noah’s life for you?