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Noah and the Ark

TEXT:† Gen. 6:8-9

INTRODUCTION:

A.††††† NOAH MORE THAN A CHILDíS STORY.

††††††††† 1.†††††† Noah held up as a warning( Mat. 24:36-39;† 2 Pet. 3 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† An example of faith( Heb. 11:7;† 1 Pet. 3:20;† 2 Pet. 2:5 ).

B.††††† LETíS LOOK AT NOAH.

I.††††† THE CONDITION OF THE WORLD IN THE TIME OF NOAH.

A.††††† CONTRAST THE FAMILIES OF CAIN AND SETH( Gen. 4:23-26 ).

B.††††† MAN GOT WORSE - GOD GAVE HIM 120 YEARS( Gen. 6:1-3 ).

C.††††† RATHER THAN REPENT, MAN REBELLED AND MOCKED( 6:5; 2 Pet. 3 ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† It repented God( 6:6 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† God had not changed.† His righteousness demanded the sinner be punished

†††††††††††††††††† ( Mal. 3:6 ).† The destruction of mankind.

II.†††† HOPE IN A SINFUL WORLD - NOAH:

A.††††† FOUND FAVOR IN THE EYES OF JEHOVAH( Gen. 6:8 ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† He was righteous man( 6:9 ). Concerned with right.

††††††††† 2.†††††† Perfect in his generations( 6:9 ). Mature, spiritual, holy.

††††††††† 3.†††††† Walked with God( 6:9 ).† Manner of life.

††††††††† 4.†††††† Preacher of righteousness( 2 Pet. 2:5 ).

††††††††† 5.†††††† Faith moved him to obey( Heb. 11:7 ).

B.††††† HIS REWARD:† SAVED FROM THE FLOOD AND:

††††††††† 1.†††††† God establishes his covenant( Gen. 6:18 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† Heir of righteousness because of his faith( Heb. 11:7 ).

III.††† NOAHíS SALVATION AND FAITH.

A.††††† BY FAITH, NOAH PREPARED AN ARK( Heb. 11:7 ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† Where did his faith come from( Rom. 10:17 ).

†††††††††††††††††† "Being warned of God..."

††††††††† 2.†††††† What is faith?( Heb. 11:1, 6 ).† Confidence and trust.

††††††††† 3.†††††† Why should we believe( Num. 23:19;† John 20:30-31 ).

††††††††† 4.†††††† What does faith produce?

†††††††††††††††††† a.†††††† In Noah( Heb. 11:7 ).

†††††††††††††††††† b.†††††† In us( Gal. 5:6 ).

††††††††† 5.†††††† Noah did what God said Godís way( Gen. 6:22 ).

B.††††† THE RESULTS OF NOAHíS FAITH.

††††††††† 1.†††††† Noah only was left( Gen. 7:23 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† The rest were condemned by Noah as he obeyed( Heb. 11:7 ).

††††††††† 3.†††††† All are descendants of Noah( Gen. 9:1, 18-19 ).

††††††††† 4.†††††† His house was saved( Heb. 11:7; 2 Pet. 2:5; 1 Pet. 3:19-20 ).

C.††††† THE COVENANT RAINBOW. GODíS PROMISE TO US( 2 Pet. 3:13 ).

D.††††† BUT WE MUST IMITATE NOAH IN HIS FAITHFUL OBEDIENCE!

CONCLUSION:

A.††††† DO YOU BELIEVE?

B.††††† WILL YOU ACT ON THAT BELIEF?