Grace Community Church

Only Evil All the Time

Given on May 13, 2018 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Genesis 5:1-6:8
Sermon Series: Beginnings

Even in the midst of extremely evil times, the Lord calls men and women to himself. Enoch (5:24) is described as one who walked with God. What does the metaphor of walking indicate about a close relationship with God? How can we “walk” closely with God in the midst of the often broken and evil world in which we live?

The presence of great evil in our world is a serious argument against the existence of a loving God according to many modern skeptics. How would you answer this challenge? Is it even possible to talk about evil without assuming a universal moral standard? If not, what is the source of that universal moral standard?

Who are the Nephilim? What is their origin? Does this text shed any light on Jude 6-7, I Peter 3:18-20 and II Peter 2:4. The Scriptures tell us that we are engaged in a spiritual battle (Eph. 6:12) with powerful unseen forces. Is that a reality that influences your prayer life and how you view opposition in life?

In Matt. 24:37-39, the Lord tells his followers that prior to his return will be a time similar to the time prior to the flood. Do you see any similar characteristics in these two time periods? Do you see the modern world inclining toward greater evil, staying about the same, or improving morally?