Study the following scriptures:
Moses 8:19–30; Genesis 6:5–22; 7:1–10. Noah preaches the gospel, but the people do not listen (Moses 8:19–25). Because of the people’s wickedness, the Lord declares that he will destroy all flesh from the earth (Moses 8:26–30; Genesis 6:5–13). The Lord commands Noah to build an ark and take his family and two of every living thing into it (Genesis 6:14–22; 7:1–10).
Genesis 7:11–24; 8; 9:8–17. It rains for 40 days and 40 nights (7:11–12). All people and creatures that are not on the ark die (7:13–24). When the waters recede, Noah, his family, and the animals leave the ark, and Noah offers sacrifice to the Lord (8:1–22). The Lord sets the rainbow as a token of his covenant with Noah (9:8–17).
Genesis 11:1–9. A few generations after the flood, the people try to build a tower to heaven. The Lord confounds their language and scatters them over the whole earth.
What was the world like when the Lord called Noah to preach the gospel? (See Moses 8:20–22.) What similarities can you see between the people of Noah’s day and the people of our day?
How could the people of Noah’s day have avoided destruction? (See Moses 8:23–24.) How can listening to and following the prophets help us avoid spiritual and temporal destruction?
Why did Noah build the ark? (See Hebrews 11:7.) What “arks” do we have today that can help save us from the evil around us? (You may want to refer to the pamphlet
For the Strength of Youth  to answer this question.) How can we help others find refuge in these “arks”?
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