Old Testament
Lesson 6
“Noah … Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us desire to live worthily and avoid the evils of the world.

Scripture references for study:  Moses 8:19–30; Genesis 6–9; Genesis 11:1–9
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Lesson 6 Handout (PDF format)


The People Reject Noah's Call To Repentance - Noah Builds An Ark

  1. WHO IS NOAH?
  2. WHAT WAS THE CONDITION OF THE WORLD IN NOAH'S DAY?
  3. WHAT SIMILARITIES CAN YOU SEE BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF NOAH'S DAY AND THE PEOPLE OF OUR DAY?
  4. The Ark - A Type For Our Day.

The Lord Cleanses The Earth With A Flood

  1. READ GENESIS 7:11-13, 17-21. The flood.
  2. The Flood - An act of mercy.
  3. "And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered." (Genesis 7:19)
  4. WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING NOAH DID AFTER LEAVING THE ARK?
    1. "And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar" (Genesis 8:20).
  5. The Lord Covenants With Noah

The People Build The Tower Of Babel

  1. After the flood, the descendants of Noah began to multiply and re-people the earth.
  2. "And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." (Genesis 11:4)
  3. WHY DID THE DESCENDANTS OF NOAH DECIDE TO BUILD A TOWER?
  4. WHAT WERE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR PURSUING THIS UNRIGHTEOUS COURSE OF REACHING HEAVEN?
  5. WHY CAN'T WE REACH HEAVEN ON OUR OWN OR BY HUMAN METHODS?


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. The people who built the tower of Babel were punished because they tried to reach heaven by worldly means. Conversely, Noah and his family were saved from the flood because they lived according to God's commandments.
  2. The only way for us to reach heaven--to return to live with our Heavenly Father--is through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We must live righteously, as did Noah, having faith in Christ, repenting of our sins, receiving sacred ordinances, and enduring to the end of our lives. If we do these things, we will rise above evil and be able to return to the presence of God.
  3. Record your thoughts on Noah, his obedience in building the ark, and the consequences of living after the manner of men rather than following the course which the Lord has laid out for us.


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