A Man Who Walked With God

TEXTGen. 5:21-24Heb. 11:5Jude 14-15

INTRODUCTION:

A.      ALL MENTIONED IN GENESIS 5 DIED EXCEPT ENOCH.

B.      ENOCH ESCAPED DEATH BECAUSE HE WALKED WITH GOD.

C.      THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN HIM AND US!

I.      ENOCH’S WALK WAS ONE OF FAITH.

A.      BY FAITH ENOCH WAS TRANSLATED( Heb. 11:5 ).

          1.       What is faith?( vs. 6 ).

          2.       We walk by faith( 2 Cor. 5:7 ).

          3.       His manner of life was effected.

B.      WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WALK BY FAITH?

          1.       Where does oour faith originate?( Rom. 10:17 ).

          2.       Walking implies action – living by his word( James 1:21-22 ).

          3.       Whatever he says!  Whatever?( Heb. 11:17-19 ).

II.     WALKING WITH GOD MEANS RECONCILIATION TO GOD.

A.      ALL SIN( Rom. 3:23 ).

B.      THE CONSEQUENCE( Rom. 6:23;  Eph. 2:1, 12 ).

C.      BEFORE WE CAN WALK TOGETHER WE MUST BE

          RECONCILED( 2 Cor. 5:17-21 ).

          1.       The guilt of our sin was born by Jesus( vs. 21 ).

          2.       He pays the consequences for us( Rom. 5:8;  1 Pet. 2:24 ).

D.      IN JESUS RECONCILIATION IS MADE POSSIBLE, BUT ( 2 Cor. 6:1-2 ).

E.      THERE IS SOMETHING MAN MUST DO( Matt. 7:21 ).

III.    RECONCILIATION MEANS FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD.

A.      FELLOWSHIP TOGETHER DEPENDS ON OUR FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

          ( 1 John 1:3-4 ).

B.      FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD DEMANDS WE WALK IN THE LIGHT

          ( 1 John 1:6-7 ).

C.      SIN MUST BE LEFT BEHIND( Rom. 6:1-2;  Eph. 5:11, 3 ).

IV.   WALKING IMPLIES ACTIVITY AND PROGRESS.

A.      WHERE DO WE WALK?( 1 John 1:6-7IN THE LIGHT( 1 Pet. 2:9 ).

B.      JESUS IS OUR LIGHT( John 8:12 ).  HIS EXAMPLE AND TEACHING.

C.      WALKING IMPLIES ACTIVITY( Titus 2:14;  3:1 ).

D.      WALKING IMPLIES PROGRESS( 2 Pet. 3:18;  Phil. 3:12-14 ).

V.    THERE IS REST AT THE END OF OUR WALK.

A.      THE OBJECT OF OUR FAITH( Heb. 4:1-3 ).

B.      JESUS OFFERS REST NOW( Matt. 11:28-30 ).

C.      REST IS THE REWARD OF OUR WALK( Rev. 14:13 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      ARE YOU WALKING WITH GOD?( Micah 6:8;  Isa. 2:5 ).

B.      ARE YOU OBEDIENT TO HIS WILL?