Bible: Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:27; 6:10-18
New Life Individually
2:1 And although you were 1 dead 2 in your transgressions and sins, 2:2 in which 3 you formerly lived 4 according to this world’s present path, 5 according to the ruler of the kingdom 6 of the air, the ruler of 7 the spirit 8 that is now energizing 9 the sons of disobedience, 10 2:3 among whom 11 all of us 12 also 13 formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath 14 even as the rest… 15
The Story of Cain and Abel
6:11 The earth was ruined 2 in the sight of 3 God; the earth was filled with violence. 4 6:12 God saw the earth, and indeed 5 it was ruined, 6 for all living creatures 7 on the earth were sinful. 8 6:13 So God said 9 to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, 10 for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy 11 them and the earth. 6:14 Make 12 for yourself an ark of cypress 13 wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover 14 it with pitch inside and out. 6:15 This is how you should make it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 15 6:16 Make a roof for the ark and finish it, leaving 18 inches 16 from the top. 17 Put a door in the side of the ark, and make lower, middle, and upper decks. 6:17 I am about to bring 18 floodwaters 19 on the earth to destroy 20 from under the sky all the living creatures that have the breath of life in them. 21 Everything that is on the earth will die, 6:18 but I will confirm 22 my covenant with you. You will enter 23 the ark – you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.