Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
When bad things happen, even faithful people are sometimes tempted to jump to the conclusion that it is the judgment of God. This is understandable. Because we believe in a holy God who desires that we live righteous and upright lives, judgment would seem to be a legitimate aspect of God’s dealings with humankind. At the same time, the very notion that God might be judgmental causes some persons to have feelings of resentment toward God.
Noah and his family survived what insurance companies would call “an act of God.” After the Deluge, the utter devastation raised questions as to the character of God. From all appearances, God’s holiness had rendered God a destroyer to be feared. In the aftermath of the Flood, however, God made a covenant with Noah. It was the first of several covenants that God would establish with persons in the Bible: “Never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth” (Genesis 9:11). To this very day, the rainbow in the heavens continues to remind God of that primal promise made long ago.