ON OUR KNEES – LEARNING FROM MEN OF PRAYER

 

WALKING WITH GOD

LESSON #2 – ENOCH AND NOAH (A Complete Lesson)

 

INTERACTION – In groups of 2-3

V     What new prayer request did you add this week?

V     What did you experience or learn from trying to pray the Lord’s Prayer?

V     To you personally, what does it mean to walk with God?

V     How will walking with God affect your prayer life?

 

It is a good thing to have role models. A good role model will encourage us to do things that are right and Spiritual. Two men who are good role models for us as men are Enoch and Noah.  It is said of them that they “walked with God”. Although we need to look at other Scriptures to see exactly what that entails, they provide us with the motivation to do the same.

 

WHO WERE THESE GUYS?

 

Genesis 5:24 - And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

 

Hebrews 11:5 - By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

 

Genesis 6:8-9 - But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

 

V     How do you envision Enoch’s walk with God? What do you think it was like?

V     How were the results of Enoch’s walk with God different from Noah’s?  What does that teach us about our own individual walk?

      

THE DECISION TO WALK WITH GOD

 

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

V     When do you think Noah found “grace” in the eyes of the Lord?  Ephesians 2:8-9

V     Besides deciding to trust Christ as Savior, and therefore securing grace, what other active decisions need to be made in order to walk with God and why?

 

Luke 9:23-24 - And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. [24] For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

 

Romans 12:1 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

 

Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

THE DIRECTION FOR WALKING WITH GOD

 

V     Why must people who walk together walk in the same direction?

V     Who should decide the direction we are walking in?

Amos 3:3 - Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

 

Matthew 11:29-30 - Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

V     What does it mean to be yoked with the Lord Jesus?

V     How will this affect the direction of our walk?

   

THE DEVOTION OF WALKING WITH GOD

 

V     What is the difference between decision and devotion?

V     What are some synonyms for the word devotion?

V     What motivates you to walk with God?

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 - Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: [5] And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

 

1 John 4:19 - We love him, because he first loved us.

 

THE DETERMINATION TO WALK WITH GOD

 

V     What have you ever done that has taken determination?

V     As we try to walk with God, what will happen that will require us to be determined to “stick with it”?

2 Corinthians 11:14 - And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

 

1 Peter 5:8 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

V     What should we do when our efforts to walk with God fail?  Why will this require determination?

 

THE DISCOURSE (DIALOGUE) IN WALKING WITH GOD

V     Why must there be discourse between God and us?

V     Why should I desire discourse?

V     What is that discourse like?

John 15:4-7 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. [5] I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. [6] If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. [7] If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Rejoice evermore. [17] Pray without ceasing. [18] In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

V     How should our relationship with our Heavenly Father affect our walk with God?

Romans 8:15-16 - For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. [16] The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

V     How should our relationship with the Lord Jesus affect our walk with God?

 Hebrews 4:15-16 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. [16] Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

 

THE DEPENDENCE FOR WALKING WITH GOD

  

   …for without me ye can do nothing.

V     Although we need to be devoted and determined to walk with God, we will not do so unless we depend on Him to enable us.

 

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