Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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In the Beginning: The Tower of Babel

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Lesson Number: 5
Section: In the Beginning
Description: The Tower of Babel

11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, ''Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.'' And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, ''Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.'' 5 The LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. 6 And the LORD said, ''Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another''s speech.'' 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore it was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Questions to consider for meditation or discussion.
1. When is pride a bad thing? A good thing? Why?
2. Are there people in your life with whom you have strained or even broken communication?
3. How could you change things for the better? Other Insights

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