Discussion Questions – Genesis 5

Q. What in your opinion are some reasons why people lived so long according to Genesis?

Q. Discuss John Piper’s suggestion that God allowed Adam and Noah (and others) to live long lives so that we could remember that God’s design for mankind is life and not death. Remember: “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Q. People my age (approximately 80) look back and think about how short our life has been. We say, “Where did the years go?” Considering our relatively short lifespan, what should be priority in our lives?

Q. Both Enoch and Noah had the reputation of being someone who “walked with God,” who “pleased God.” Describe what a life like that must look like.

Q. Jesus said in John 10:10 (NASB), “I came so that (people) would have life and have it abundantly.” Did Jesus mean a long life? What do you think it means to have the abundant life that Jesus offers?

Q. Do you believe that Jesus has prepared a place for you and that He will come back so that you can be with Him for eternity (John 14:3)?

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