Human Rebellion and Divine Intervention

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These notes accompany the sermon found at

Human Rebellion

“The tower is a symbol of human autonomy, and the city builders see themselves as determining and establishing their own destiny without any reference to the Lord.” – ESV Study Bible, Genesis 11:1-9. 

Some common characteristics of human rebellion:  Unity, Technology, Ambition, Effort, Leadership(Gen. 10:8-12), Presumption (James 4:13-16, 2 Peter 2:10-11), Religion, Failure. 

Divine Intervention

  • Power (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 3-15)
  • Purpose (Genesis 3:15, 12:1-3, 50:20; Romans 8:28),
  • Success (Matthew 28:18-20).


  • Look for the recurring theme of human rebellion versus divine intervention played out in the Bible and in history.   
  • Take courage that God is in control and working things according to His great plan.
  • Notice how the gospel continually overcomes the curses of this world. 
  • Strive continually to prioritize kingdom concerns. 

Read also:  Revelation 18-20; Acts 2; Ephesians 2:1-10;

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