The Bible is clear on how to treat what you hear, on how to treat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you hear.
The Bible says… CHECK it out to MAKE SURE it’s true.
- If it sounds fishy, check it out to clarify if it’s really true.
- If it sounds good, check it out to confirm that it’s true.
- If it sounds too good to be true, check it out to verify that it’s true.
- If it’s Chuck Missler Genesis 5, check it out to make sure it’s true
- and I know that he himself would agree, as he often reminded his audience “Don’t believe me”
There are two verses from Scripture that highlight MY responsibility with respect to what I hear and what I learn and what I accept as true:
- “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21(ESV)
- “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11 (ESV)
Chuck Missler – his passion for the Scriptures impacted my life
When I heard the message by Chuck Missler on Genesis chapter 5 some years ago, he really challenged me with the information he presented. To be honest, I did not believe it could be true, and it definitely felt like one of those “too good to be true” moments. But I responded to the challenge, and checked it out for myself. What I found was a fascinating gem just waiting to be discovered. Now I am challenging you to do the same, check it out. I think you will be left with your mouth wide open, just as I was, when you realize what you have discovered.
Listening to Chuck Missler’s messages on the Bible in 24 hours in 2010 reinvigorated my passion for deeper Bible study. While his engaging presentation captivated me, it was his nack for picking up little details and analyzing them that impressed me. Sadly, Chuck Missler passed away on May 1, 2018. I can just imagine what hidden treasures his inquisitive mind is discovering in heaven.
Printable PDF – Genesis 5 worksheet
Before taking on this challenge, please download and print this Genesis 5 PDF worksheet. The worksheet will serve as a template for you to write down what you are learning in this chapter.
Print off THREE copies. You will need one to use while you read the article, and one to use while you listen to the presentation. Then you will need one more, while you go at it and complete the challenge that I am going to leave you.
Before you go on, I also encourage you to read Genesis chapter 5. You may have already read it in the past, but I encourage you to read it right now before you go on. Don’t skip anything and let what you are reading sink in. You can download a printable PDF of Genesis 5 reading sheet. Use it to read the chapter and then you can use it to follow along, and make notes and markings in the spaces provided.
Read the Chuck Missler article
As you read through the article, take notes and fill in the chart with whatever information you feel needs to be included. If you need to read it more than once, take the time to do it.
After finishing this part of the study, take a few moments to ponder what you have just read.
Watch the Chuck Missler teaching
Now that you have read the teaching, take a few minutes to watch a video presentation by Chuck Missler on the same subject. He goes through the ten names in Genesis 5 as a part of the 15-minute message: Hidden Treasures in Genesis – Chuck Missler; the genealogy study starts at the 5-minute mark (the first 5 minutes of the video have some interesting tidbits too, and are worth listening to, if you have the time).
As you listen to the presentation, take notes and fill in the Genesis 5 worksheet with whatever information you feel needs to be included. If you need to watch it more than once, take the time to do it.
Once you finish this part of the study, take a few minutes to ponder what you have just watched.
My challenge to you – check it out and see if it’s true
Put away the article by Chuck Missler, and shut down the YouTube video by Chuck Missler.
Now, open up your Bible, and open up your Bible dictionary. Grab your pen, and your last Genesis 5 worksheet, and get to work. Look up the definition of each of the 10 names from Adam to Noah. Find as much information as you can in order to come up with the most accurate significance possible for each name.
It might take you a few minutes, or it might even take you a few hours. And even if it takes you a few days, don’t worry about it. Once you finish the challenge, take a few minutes to ponder what you have just finished studying.
Please come back and leave us a comment of your reaction to this challenge.
Action Point: put it to the test then pass it on
- Download the Genesis chapter 5 PDF reading sheet
- Print it and read it
- Download the Genesis 5 PDF worksheet
- Print THREE copies of the printable Genesis 5 PDF worksheet
- Read the Chuck Missler article on Genesis 5
- use the first Genesis 5 worksheets to follow along and take notes
- Watch the Chuck Missler presentation on Genesis 5
- use the second Genesis 5 worksheet to follow along and take notes
- Do you own study on Genesis 5
- Look up the definition / significance of the ten names mentioned in Genesis 5
- use the third Genesis 5 worksheet to record your findings
- You can use your own Bible dictionary
- or you can use an online resource
- Click here to see the results of my investigation
- Here are the results of another persons investigation:
- Challenge someone you know by sharing this post.