September 23, 2018 – Genesis 11:1-9 – Rev. Zeke Mack
Pastor Zeke continued on to Genesis 11, explaining that “We must worship God by participating in His call to reach out to the world or we will turn inward and worship ourselves.”
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- Beware of Inward Self-worship (v. 1-4)
- Realize God’s Mercy and Kingdom Vision (v. 5-9)
- Participate in Growing God’s Kingdom
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9
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 Lordconfused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lorddispersed them over the face of all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood. 11 And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters. (ESV)