Small Group Studies

Hall of Faith Week 2 Study


This week as we continue to look at the lives of people of great faith, we are looking at the life of Noah. Noah was a man who stood out among all of the other people in the world because he lived a life that honored God. In a world that was living rebelliously against God, Noah stood apart. He walked with God and lived a righteous and obedient life. In our study of his life, we are going to learn about how to live a life that honors God, even in the midst of a sinful world.


What comes to mind when you first think of Noah?


Bible Study Questions

1. Who is someone you know who stands out by the way they live for God?


2. Read Genesis 6:5-14. What stands out to you about God’s response to sin in these verses?

Genesis 6:5-14

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.

3. What made Noah stand out among the other people around him?


4. Read Hebrews 11:7. How does this verse help expound your understanding of what it means to live in faith?

Hebrews 11:7

It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith. 


1. How does understanding that sin break God’s heart affect the way you view going against His standards?

2. After reading about Noah’s faith in Genesis, what are some of the key components of living with faith?

3. Just like Noah’s faith certainly had an impact, our faith can certainly have an impact as well. Who is someone God put in your life who you can impact by living a faithful life?


As you think about demonstrating the faith of Noah in your own life, is something holding you back? Maybe it is seeking the approval of people, fear of the unknown, or a sin that you have given in to. Take some time to think about what may be holding you back, and then share it with your group. After sharing, pray together. Pray for strength to let go of some of these things holding you back and invite the Holy Spirit to help you live faithful lives that honor God.

Going Deeper

Did you know that there are only two people in Scripture who we are told “walked with God?” The first person we talked about in the small group study last week was Enoch. The second was Noah. Take a few moments and look at what Scripture teaches about Enoch and Noah.


  • Read Genesis 5:21-24.
  • Read Hebrews 11:5-6.
  • There is not much information about Enoch in Scripture, but based on what we do know about Enoch, what are several elements of walking with God?


  • Read Genesis 6:9
  • Read Hebrews 11:7.
  • Based on these verses, what is one element of walking with God we can learn from Noah?

Micah 6:8

  • Interestingly, there is another place in Scripture that we learn about walking with God not related to a specific person.
  • Read Micah 6:8.
  • How specifically are Christ-followers called to walk?
    • The Hebrew word that is translated as “humbly” in Micah 6:8 can also be translated as “carefully.” The NET Bible translates the word as “obediently.”
    • How do these other words help you understand how we are to walk with God? 

Clearly, there is a connection with faithfulness and living obediently, in a way that honors God. Is there anything keeping you from walking obediently with God? If so, what is it? Tell your group. As you share with your group, tell them one way you will take a step towards obedience this week. Pray for each other as you seek to walk obediently with God this week.

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Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1