8…Prologue, And God…Pleasing God—Genesis 5:1-32…Handout

Genesis 5 shares the account of Adam’s ____________ or genealogy, through the line of Seth, his third son. The list contains ten names, beginning with Adam and ending with ____________. So, how many Enoch’s are in the Bible? _________. The Enoch we are looking at is the Son of Jared (6th from Adam). Let’s look at three requirements of pleasing God. And God…Pleasing The Father: __________, Cultivate, Focus.

1) Demonstrate Faith in God Genesis 5:24~Enoch walked ____________ with God; then he was no more because God took him away. (ESV) As believers, our lives are to be a living ______________ of faith in God. Hebrews 11:5~By faith Enoch was taken from this life so that he did not experience death: He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. (NIV) When God looks at my life, is He pleased? YES or NO. (circle one) Enoch lived a holy life during one of the most difficult times in world history the period, just before the Flood. That took an active faith in God. For without faith it is ___________…Hebrews 11:6~And without faith it is impossible to _________ God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (NIV) So the first step we must take, in pleasing God, is to ______________ faith in Him. 

2) Cultivate A __________ _with God. Enoch_________ God because he believes in the God who knows and cares for him. Moreover, he believes in a personal God who desires a relationship with him. Genesis 5:22 & 24 ~After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters…Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more because God took him away. (ESV) 

Enoch has _________ with God. To be in congress with the Lord requires compatibility with His Holy Word. If there is any _____________ sin in our lives, we cannot walk with God because He will not fellowship with anyone who ___________ to confess and forsake sin. Why is it we can have a dog, but not a goldfish for a friend? Because we require different ____________. 1 John 1:6~If we claim to have __________ with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. (NIV)

3) Focus on ___________ Saints we must learn how to better focus on God’s will. Jude 14 & 15 shares that Enoch’s preaching contained two basic truths. Truth #1—The Lord IS _________ (Jude 14) Truth #2— He is coming to _________ Judgement. Enoch’s life reminds us that Discipline says, I ______ to. Duty says, I ______ to. But Devotion says, I _____ to. Do you want to please God? Then walk faithfully with God. Who is the oldest person recorded in the Bible? _________ 969 years. Ephesians 6:2~ Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a __________(NIV) Now let’s Take-A -Step: _______________________________________________________

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