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Sunday AM Remix – 6.5.11

Today we started a brand new series called Heroes! We are unpacking the proof that God can use anybody. During the series we’ll look at Old Testament examples of real people who did extraordinary things because of their faith. Today, we looked at the life of Noah!

Heroes
“Noah:  When You Are Caught in a Storm”

Genesis 6:5 – 7:1

* The story of the flood is not a nice little story about animals and a rainbow; It’s a story about sin and judgement.

* We will only obey God in the storm to the degree we trust God before the storm comes.

* The storm doesn’t always grow our faith, but it does reveal our faith!

3 KINDS OF FAITH:

FAIR WEATHER faith.

* The idea that as long as things are going good, you and God are tight!  But when things start going bad, your out.

* Fair Weather Faith people say, “God as long as you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours.”

FOUL WEATHER faith.

* Rushing to God when all else fails.

* Praying, “God if you do this …. I will …”

* Seeks God only in Crisis

ALL-WEATHER faith.

* Obeying God regardless!

* Being faithful in easy and difficult times.

TO OBEY GOD IN THE STORM LIKE NOAH:

1. We must DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

* Noah is like a donut at a weight watchers convention!  – he stood out!

* We live in a world that is afraid of standing out and being different.

“This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.” Genesis 6:9 (NKJV)

* The word perfect here does not mean sinless but blameless.  Noah was blameless when compared to others.

“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark . . .” Matthew 24:37-38 (NKJV)

“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.” Hebrews 11:7 (NKJV)

* The majority isn’t always right! God + 1 = a majority

* Conformity is often the enemy of Christianity!

– Does my life look more much different from everyone else?

– Remember, the fear of man is a trap.

* When everyone was walking away from God, Noah walked with God!

2. We must TRUST GOD COMPLETELY.

* We obey based on how much we trust God.

* Noah was 500 miles from the Mediterranean Sea when he built the Ark by faith

➢ Jesus and the Ark: INSIDE is the Only SAFE Place.

* We can see the Gospel even in the story of Noah

– Everything IN the Ark was safe!

– Everything is Christ will be saved!

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14:6 (NKJV)

* We can see the Gospel even in the story of Noah

– There was only one way into the Ark.

– Jesus is the only way to God.

➢ Jesus and the Ark: Both absorbed God’s JUDGEMENT.

* We can see the Gospel even in the story of Noah

– The Flood was the picture of Gods Judgement & the Ark absorbed it.

– The Cross was the picture of Gods Judgement & the Cross absorbed it.

“Then the LORD said to Noah, ‘Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.’” Genesis 7:1 (NKJV)

‘Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.’ Genesis 8:16 (NKJV)

3. We must REFUSE TO GIVE UP.

* It took Noah between 98-120 years to build the Ark! That’s a long time to want to give up!

PROBLEMSPRESSURES → PEOPLE  Will Tempt You to Give Up.

“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4 (NKJV)

4. We must BE READY FOR ANOTHER ATTACK.

* Satan will not leave you alone because you do one thing right, or persevere through one storm.

“And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.”
Genesis 9:20-21 (NKJV)

* Satan is relentless in his attack on us.

– We may avoid one attack, but be warned, there is another one coming.

* Looking at the end of Noahs life we see that the last 1/3 of his life was spent coasting and doing nothing for God.

– The challenge is to serve the Lord all the days of our life!

– If you Coast you’re toast!

ONE LAST THOUGHT

 We all have Ark moments; the question is will you be ready for yours?

This is going to be another great series.  If you missed any of the talks from our Parent Trapped series, make sure you check them out here.  If you missed today, or want to just watch it again, you can do so by clicking here.

I hope you make plans soon to join us at FBC Harvester!  If distance is a problem, you are always welcome to listen to any of the teaching. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us here we would love the privilege of helping where we can.

Lastly, here are the songs we sang during our time together.

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