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                                                                        SESSION No. 4

ENOCH: THE WALK OF FAITH

Genesis 5/18-24, Hebrews 11/4,

INTRODUCTION;

Our writer is making his appeal to his readers by refering them to many OT characters whose lives are presented as examples of faith in action….a faith that remains strong in the face of opposition. Our task in this session is to work out how Enoch’s life is such an example. 

[1] WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT ENOCH?

The Genesis account simply says (a) he became the father of Methuselah at age 65, (b) he had other sons and daughters (c) he lived 365 years, “walking in close fellowship with God” – mentioned twice in 2 verses. Hebrews tells us Enoch was “ taken up” i.e. he didn’t die. (This was said of one other OT character  2 Kings 1/11,12). Then finallythe text says “he pleased God” (v.5)

[2] WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO  “WALK IN CLOSE FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD?”

Consider these 4 words.  Let your answer to this question include these 4 words.

  1. PROGRESS ________________________________________________________________

     

  2. DIRECTION  _______________________________________________________________

     

  3. FELLOWSHIP ____________________________________________________________

     

  4. SUBMISSION (Amos 3/3___________________________________________________________

     

[3]  As you read the following verses, talk about what they are saying that might have application to his readers. As always,  comparing different translations can make the point more readily seen

2 Cor. 5/6-8.______________________________________________________

Galatians 5/16  ___________________________________________________ 

Ephesians 5/2 - __________________________________________________

1 John 1/7  - _____________________________________________________

[4]  Again, we look at the story of Enoch and ask ourseves the question, “What is it about the example  of Enoch that makes his story relevant to the purposes of the writer to Hebrews?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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