Genesis 11:1-9 God confuses language at Babel, Man tries to make a name for himself

Children’s Church: Week 6

Talk to the kids about their week… Love on them…

 Genesis 11:1-9 God confuses language at Babel, Man tries to make a name for himself

Review: Sin

What does sin mean?

How does sin work?

Points:

  1. Sin is still a problem
  2. God is in charge
  3. God’s name is above all names

Read Text:  Genesis 11:1-9

What is driving this desire to build the tower?

Why would the people want to build this tower?

Genesis 3:1-6

Adam and Eve didn’t want to serve God, They wanted to be God.

What is driving this desire to build the tower?

Why would the people want to build this tower?

“Come let us build ourselves a city”  

“So that we may make a name for ourselves”

      • Pride
      • The Peoples of the world didn’t love God and respect him
      • The Peoples of the world worshipped themselves
      • They were selfish
      • They wanted to be their own God

 1.  Sin is still a problem

Genesis 11:5-9

The people of the world wanted to make a name for themselves (v.4), were they successful?

What name are these people known by? 

      • Babel
      • Babel means confused

In what ways do you think these Babylonians, these people from Babel were confused?

What are some ways that we try to make a name for ourselves?

2.  God is in charge

      • We aren’t here to make a name for ourselves
      • We are here to make a name for God
      • God is the one with a plan
      • Our job is to follow his plan
      • God is in charge

What are some of the things we can do to make sure that God is in charge in our lives?

This brings us to our last point:

Who’s name is above all names?

  • God’s name is above Mr. Josh’s name
  • God’s name is above Mrs. Sharon’s name
  • God’s name is above…

1.  Sin is still a problem

      • Just like Adam and Eve
      • Just like these people here in Babel
      • We will want to make a name for ourselves

We must understand that those desires are selfish and sinful

We must understand that…

2.  God is in charge

      • God has a plan for our lives
      • God wants to worshipped

3.  God’s name is above all names

God’s name is above all names, what should we do?

      • We need to trust and obey God
      • We need to worship God

What are some of the ways we can show that we trust God?

What are some of the ways we can show that we are worshipping God?

Are you building a tower of babel in your life?

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