Pastor Wrinkle’s Corner: Why We Need Rosetta Stone

Let’s review:

What did you learn last week?

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We pick up our story as Noah and his family get off of the ark.

___________ people were all that were left on the Earth.

Noah and his wife

_________ and his wife.

_________ and his wife.

________ and his wife.

It seems __________ was the first to have a child and that child’s name was ____________.

Ham however gets exiled from the family in Ge. 9 when he thinks __________ towards his own father.

Ham moves his family to the plane of ____________ and there they begin to build the ancient civilizations of ____________ and Assyria. Interestingly these civilizations have never left the news since. The Bible says that _____________ will be reborn as a mighty civilization at the end of all time.

What is Babylon called today?_______________

Noah actually curses Ham and his own grandson Canaan and says that Canaan will be a slave to Shem. We are going to watch as this prophecy comes to pass almost 850 years after Noah utters it.!

     For now though we have to turn to the time immediately following the flood.

A century passes and Ham has moved his family to what today is

_____________ or ____________.

Genesis 9: 1-11

The Tower of Babel

11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused [1] the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

The builders of Babel were building a ______________ or a place of worship.

Within 100 years Noah’s son had brought back the _____________ of the pre-flood society a wickedness Cain’s family had taken ______________ years to create.

The Tower of Babel is an attempt to

1. Make themselves _________.

2. Keep themselves from ___________ the command of God to __________ the earth.

God comes to see the _______________ and in order to stop the building he _________________ the people’s languages so they can no longer communicate. The result is that the ____________ are dispersed.

God does not destroy the world again because He has promised not to. He is giving men ____________ to repent.

Remember there are always ______________ to not taking a God bargain.

1. The people lost the ability to communicate because they disobeyed God.

Now it’s time to get into your groups and answer the following questions:

1. As you read Genesis 9: 18-26 Who do you think is at fault in this story?

 2. What is the attitude of Shem and Japheth that brings blessing?

3. Why do you think  Shem and Japheth were able to have a proper attitude and Ham was not?

4. What attitudes do the people building Babel have? Why does God hate their attitude so much?

5. What are some of the attitudes we have which make us like the people of Babel?

Question of the Week: Do you think there is anything important about Babel being in modern-day Iran or Iraq? If so why?

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8 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkle’s Corner: Why We Need Rosetta Stone

  1. Do you think there is anything important about Babel being in modern-day Iran or Iraq? If so why?
    I think it is important. Because when the tower of babel was being built they were one people with one language, and one cutlure. Then god made them all speak different langagues, and the could not understand eachother. this would lead to each langague group forming together and eventualy customs and traditions grew different between the groups. Then hostilities arose between them, and have continued to this day. Thus explaining the violence between the different ethnic groups of that area of the world.

    • Interesting point Garrick. The vast differences between culture stemmed from this act of God and not just different languages. I hadn’t thought of that but this is really where the separation of cultutures as well as languages began.

  2. Do you think there is anything important about Babel being in modern-day Iran or Iraq? If so why?

    Well it is important because thats what God wanted.I don’t really think that it is important that it’s in Iraq.The only reason why I don’t think it’s imporant is becauswe I didn’t know about the tower still standing I’m kinda behind there.

    • Thanks Liliy for adding your thoughts here. It is interesting to me how much Iraq is in the news now. It is also interesting to me that God says that Babylon will be the seat of power for Anti-Christ! hmm.

  3. Hmm…I have been thinking about this since Tuesday night when I read the question on my note sheet. I think that God has a plan for everything and therefore believe that He has a reason for Babel being in present day Iran/Iraq. The fact that God confused all the languages and religions was a contributing factor that made Iraq have a conflict with the people of Israel today. Babel was originally where people started having major differences with one another and it caused great problems. Israel is God’s promise land, so it will bring about good things. Iraq/Iran on the other hand is where God essentially cursed the world with the inability to communicate. If I go any further I will probably start to ramble so I will end with the statement that “Yes, I do believe that Babel being in modern day Iran/Iraq is important.”

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