NOAH AND YOU

Intro.

1.  The story of Noah is a story of faith, courage, sacrifice & salvation.

2.  Noah means "rest." He lived 950 yr. (Gen. 9:29).

3.  How does this man's life touch ours? What can we learn from him that will help us be right with God & be eternally saved?

 

I.  LEARN ABOUT SALVATION - 2 Pet. 2:5; Heb. 11:7.

A.  Saved By Grace Through Faith - Gen. 6:8 (cf. Eph. 2:8).

    1.  Noah's faith caused him to hear & obey the word of God - Heb. 11:7; Gen. 6:22.

    2.  Righteous - Gen. 7:1; Heb. 11:7.

  B.  Like Noah, Our Obedient Faith Must Show:

    1.  Reverence - Heb. 11:7 Heb. 12:28-29.

    2.  Patient endurance - Heb. 11:7 (such a flood was unknown) -- Matt. 10:22; Jas. 5:7-9.

    3.  Willingness to be different - Heb. 11:7 -- 2 Cor. 6:17 (Jno. 15:18-20).

    4.  Hope - Gen. 6:13-14 Rom. 5:2; 8:24-25.

  C.  Noah Obtained Deliverance - 1 Pet. 3:20-21.

    1.  His deliverance resembles ours!

    2.  Heir of the righteousness which is according to faith - Heb. 11:7.

      a.  Individual - cf. Ezek. 14:14, 20.

      b.  Wise - cf. Prov. 11:4.

 

II.  LEARN ABOUT CONDEMNATION - Lk. 17:26-27.

  A.  Judgment Will Happen When Life Goes On As Usual - Matt. 24:45-51; 1 Ths. 5:3. (It could happen at any time!)

  B.  Condemnation Is For Those Who Are Disobedient - 1 Pet. 3:20; cf. 2 Ths. 1:7-9.

  C.  Condemnation Against Sinners Is Certain - Gen. 6:3; 2 Pet. 3:3-7, 10-13.

 

III.  LEARN ABOUT PROCLAMATION - 2 Pet. 2:5.

  A.  Noah Warned His Neighbors (preacher of righteousness).

    1.  By example - cf. Gen. 7:1.

    2.  By words - preached of God's coming judgment against sin.

  B.  We Must Warn Our Neighbors - cf. Acts 8:4; Rom. 10:13-15.

    1.  By example - 1 Pet. 2:11-12.

    2.  By word - 1 Pet. 3:15 (cf. Acts 7:2; 22:1).

 

IV.  LEARN ABOUT ADORATION - Gen. 8:20.

  A.  Praise Of God Is Entirely Appropriate - Gen. 8:14-19.

      -cf. Our salvation & sure hope - Heb. 13:14-15.

  B.  We Must Approach God In Purity (clean animals).

    1.  cf. Lev. 21:16-21 - Physically defective priests could not sacrifice.

    2.  Now: Must be spiritually (morally & ethically) clean! - Matt. 15:7-9; Jas. 4:8

  C.  God Accepts True Worship - Gen. 8:21; cf. Jno. 4:23-24.

 

Conclusion

1.  Noah's righteousness will not be applied to us (save us) - Ezek. 14:14, 20.

2.  But, Noah's example of righteousness assures us that God is faithful to deliver & save all who obey Him in faith.