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1 Things We Can Learn From Noah & The Flood
Gen 6:5-8- And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

2 Noah & The Flood This event should never be diminished in our minds as just a simple children’s story. There are many lesson we can learn. Consider a few: GOD CAN BE GRIEVED: The flood came about because God regretted making man (6:6) and He was grieved in His heart. God is not an impersonal Being. He can be touched by our obedience and by our disobedience. I truly pained God to see what man had become.

3 Do You Cause God Grief Or Joy?
Do you make God cry or make him smile? Do you make your heavenly Father proud? We all want acceptance from our peers, but do we really think about what impression we are making on God. What attitude would He have about mankind today? How long will He delay His vengeance? No one knows! It may be today.

Heb. 11: “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith” This passage does not say that Noah acted by faith only! He was moved by godly fear, and he did something and in doing this he condemned the world and became an heir of righteousness (according to faith). Note that true faith involves action. God called on Noah to show tremendous faith. It had not yet rained on the earth. God promised that a flood would destroy every living thing and Noah paid attention and was moved by godly fear.

5 The Ark Gopher wood Rooms inside Pitched within and without with tar
One window for light One door Lower, second, and third decks

6 Noah & The Flood By faith Noah made the ark according to God’s exact specifications. He did not “wing it” or do it like he thought it should be done! He made it God’s way- exactly (Gen. 6:14- 16). He did it according to God’s pattern (one window, one door, three stories and out of gopher wood. Gen. 6:22; 7:5- Noah “did according to ALL the Lord commanded him.”

7 Noah & Our Salvation 1 Peter 3: who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited* in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. 21 There is also an antitype which now saves us — baptism(not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

8 Noah & Our Salvation 2 Peter 2:5; 3:3-6- And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2 Peter 3:3-6-Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: We do not know when the Lord will return- must be ready- HE IS COMING BACK! Noah was careful to save His life and soul- ARE YOU AS CAREFUL ABOUT SAVING YOUR SOUL

Many believe that salvation by grace means no works are necessary. Some even say that just one work on the part of man negates God’s grace! Salvation by grace means that God has given us a gift that we are incapable of earning on our own merits (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7) Eph 2:8-9- For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Titus 3:5-7-not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

10 What Is Salvation By Grace?
Gen. 6:8- Noah was saved by grace but he had to do what God told him to be saved. God through His grace, WARNED NOAH of the coming flood and told him how to escape it. Noah’s deliverance came as a result of God’s grace but Noah still had to build the ark and preach to the lost. God warns us (through His grace). He tells us of coming judgment and how to escape eternal damnation. It is up to us to meet the conditions set forth in the gospel Heb. 5:9- And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. We are saved by grace when we accept God’s gift of salvation and obey the terms He gives us to receive it.

11 Noah & Judgment JUDGMENT IS COMING. Some falsely believed that a God of love would never punish men with eternal destruction. According to Peter in 2 Pet. 3:6-7, 9; the flood is our assurance that God will one day destroy the earth with fire. God was patient with those of Noah’s day, yet the flood eventually came. God is patient with the wicked today but His divine patience will one day reach its’ limit and destruction will surely come (2 Pet. 3:9-11-The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

We live in a wicked world. We are to be in it but do not have to be of it (Jn 17:14-16). Moral standards are tanking as we speak. Good is called evil and evil good. Children are not safe. How can we be expected to live godly in such a world? Consider living in Noah’s day? Gen. 6:5- the thoughts of man were only evil continually. In spite of this Noah managed to be faithful to God and raise a godly family. God was aware of his efforts. He is aware of our efforts also. We can live godly in a wicked world. When God brings you through the storm do not forget to stop and thank Him. Also take the time to view the rainbow (God’s promise that He will not destroy the world with water again)- but He will come again- ARE YOU READY FOR THE JUDGMENT DAY?

13 Noah & Us The events of Noah’s life and the flood were written for our learning to bring us unto Christ (Rom. 15:4). Despite the modernists attempts to try to make this event a myth- God’s word rings true and the events of Noah and the Flood encourage us and urge us on to more faithfulness and assurance that if we are faithful unto death we too shall receive salvation. Are you finding grace in the eyes of the Lord? Have you followed His pattern for salvation?

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