First Skyscraper Story (Genesis 11:1-9)
Ascension Vision – city & cloud – After Noah’s flood, the new generations spoke one language. They gathered together to build a city with a tower as high as the sky.
Godless Future – king, hammer, tower, cloud, crown – God visited the city and perceived their intentions. He discerned that this tower would become an idol. Mankind will reject God and worship their own glory.
New Languages – speaking woman & confused man – God created new languages to confuse the builders.
Scattered Settlements – villages, earth, stars – All the people were confused. They organized by language and scattered across the world to form new societies.
- Imagine spending your whole life in a small village. Then one day, you visit a city and see a skyscraper.
- The Devil is not mentioned, but it’s obvious that he is involved in man’s plans to build this great city. How?
- Why does God say that eventually anything will be possible for mankind if they build this city and tower?
- How did new languages keep the people from finishing the tower? Why did everyone move away?
- How does this story prepare us to meet Abraham?
The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.
- Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
- Tell the story with the drawings.
- Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
- Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
- Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
- Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
- Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.
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