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February 12, 2021 7:00 am
What can we learn from Noah's faith in building the ark and listen to Adrian Rogers about (R to the saving of his house is domicile about the place where he lived with his family. Now we won't everybody say folks, I want all my family going to heaven. The Bible teaches a household faith. That doesn't mean that you can leave for your children, but it certainly means that you need to have some foresight you need to make some preparation you need to say I want all my family to meet Bob or Mark safe welcome to the findings featuring the timeless truth of the gospel through the messages.
Roger, as we learned from Noah in the book of Genesis. The only way we can raise a family in a way that honors God is my faith. There is an urgent need today to get our children on board the good ship of grace and we do that through a solid biblical family, faith. If you have your Bible turn to Hebrews chapter 11 will begin in verse seven as Adrian Rogers shares family faith part two there's a ship that were all familiar with the Titanic.
It was called an unsinkable ship and that's about the only thing it ever did. It was a monstrous floating palace set sail on April 10, 1912.
It was equal and lavish splendor that had ballrooms that had beauty salons and had tennis courts.
It had sauna baths and it has become a great object lesson that preachers have used and will continue to use ideas down through the ages until Jesus comes several things as I stated about the Titanic that interested me. Number one was the confidence that those who sailed her head in this luxurious White Star liner every sailor aboard confidently said that it could not say and Bruce dismay, the white Star Chairman stated, and I quote.
I cannot imagine any condition that would cause the ship to founder. I cannot imagine any disaster happening to this message. Modern shipbuilding has come beyond that, is that it just can't happen.
And it's no wonder that one of the crewmen flippantly said even God himself cannot sink the ship. There was a ship that sailed with great confidence and reassurance of safety every available luxury and so this Titanic set sail. But not only was there this confidence. There was a carefree spirit of those on board were having a party on Mrs. Harris who was one of those rescued said quote we were out of alarm revelry was the keynote.
The weather was superb, the comfort and luxury board were all that had been promised the days pass too quickly.
I felt as if I could go on till the end of time. So here they are sailing an unsinkable ship having a wonderful wonderful time and those who were in charge repeatedly called out only watch as well and the lights are burning brightly. So now, after the lights were about to go out on the Titanic.
On the night of April 14 this swiftly gliding ship was the only movement on AB and AC and the stars were the only light in a cloudless sky and the sea was very calm sailing along having a party.
Yes, confidence carefree Miss and then suddenly calamity, they struck an iceberg. They were not expecting course to strike an iceberg. McGrew had kept the Titanic at its regulated speed of 22 kn, but at 11:40 PM there was that fateful collision with that iceberg. There were 2000 aboard the Titanic and lifeboats for only about half that number. Some of the men even disguise themselves as women that they might get aboard a lifeboat and those who were in the lifeboats circled the Titanic as loved ones might stand around a dying friend and as a family would stand and watch a love window over into eternity. They circled this mighty floating palace as she slithered into a watery grave, and those who were in the lifeboats. The calls of the survivors who are less struggling in that freezing sea agonizing whales pleading for assistance. Those calls went unheeded because there was no more room in the lifeboats. The on thinking had happened. The Titanic was some nothing left but some desperate survivors 1500 souls went to a watery grave. There were many classes on board. Those who were traveling luxury first class. Those who were traveling in other classes, and because there were those who were below in the steerage, but after this calamity, all of those classes did not matter. There were only two classes saved and lost me in a society we have all kinds of classes don't have the idea that we kind of on board the Titanic. I don't have the idea that we are on a collision course with destiny and don't have an idea that after it's all over. They only go to be two classes and that will be saved and the lost.
I thought about that as I prepare this message on the good ship grace Capt. Noah and his ship the ark. What a difference there was between the sinking of the Titanic and Noah and the ark.
Having said that, you noticed several things about Hebrews chapter 11 verse seven very first thing I want you to notice is Noah's faith notice.
I began my faith by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear and prepared in our to the saving of his house. How are you going to raise a family in these days in which we live is only one way by faith and it is a faith that is a working faith. By faith Noah prepared in our faith is not sitting around doing nothing saying what will be will be on trusting God. Faith is belief with legs on Noah because he had faith he prepared an ark. It was a working faith and it was a waiting faith 120 years. He was building that are with the wrath of God in the foreground and the ring of hammers in the background. The Bible says that the did this because he had been warned of God.
That is, his faith, therefore, was based on the word of God.
The Bible says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. It was a divine revelation because know what to do. What a day. That means that you will not have faith for your family and do you hear from God. It was fate that was willing to stand alone. Noah was looked on as being strange, weird, eccentric, out of step with everybody else and precious friend. So will you. I don't try to fit in know it was different. You must be different, you must stand alone. It was faith that did not depend upon appearances. There was no reason to believe that would be a flood from appearances so far as we can tell, it had never even rained upon the earth. There was a mist that went up and watered beer that never man a universal calamity. There was nothing to suggest a flood nothing but clear skies nothing but people are according to Jesus, who were buying and selling and marrying and giving in marriage. Everything was splendid just as it was on the Titanic. But the Bible says Noah was different. Noah had faith that is the second thing I want you to notice, the faith of Noah, but I want you to notice the fear of no because the Bible says Noah was one of God.
Do you see that and he was moved with fear, Noah was warned of God and when we saved the fear of God.
That's the beginning of wisdom listen to me precious friend, the fear of God does not mean that we are shocked this may overwhelmed by the thought of God, the fear of God is love on its knees.
It understands that our God is an awesome God, our God is a holy God.I hear people say that they don't believe in a religion based on fear. Will I do I do those people, by the way are hypocrites. We live our lives based on fear every day we fear starvation so we we fear catching a cold. So we where overcoats we fear those who will break and enter our home so we lock our doors. We fear being hit by car, so we look both ways women across the street.
We exercise self-preservation every day, and 100 different ways but the greatest danger that men can face is the wrath of God against sin and unbelief and therefore any man is wise to be moved with fear to get right with God. Let me give you Scripture. Jesus said fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul. That is, don't you fear the pharaohs of this world, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both body and soul in hell don't fear the people of this world.
Fear Almighty God the supreme danger is to stand before God and pardon unforgiven and on Clinton's. I had rather frighten people into heaven and load them into hell.
Had you not. There is something to be warned about. Now here's the third thing I want you to notice not only Noah is faith in knowing this fear. But I want you to notice Noah and his foresight. The Bible says he was moved with fear, and therefore he prepared an ark. Noah did not wait until it began to rain before he prepared an ark did not wait until it began to rain. In order to get ready. He had some foresight.
He made preparation. The Bible says that Noah prepared this ark to the saving of his household now we have a generation today, however, that makes no preparation. What did Jesus say would be the marks of the last days. He said in Matthew chapter 24's. It was in the days of no so would it be in the day of the coming of the Son of Man.
They were married. Giving in marriage, eating and drinking, and they knew not until the flood came and took them all away. What were the three marks of Noah's day. The same trademarks of RDA number one indifference, eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage.
Life is just going then the second mark was immorality the way they were living was a stench in the nostrils of God. Genesis chapter 6 tells us that, and the third mark was ignorance.
They knew not until the flood came and took them all away.
Those are the classic three marks of our generation today. Indifference, immorality and ignorance. However no when against the tide. He prepared and are to the saving of his house. Now here's the next thing I want you to notice not only Noah and his foresight, but I want you to notice Noah and his family. Noah prepared an ark for the saving of his house. Now the Bible teaches household faith. Let me give you some verses just open if you will please to these verses that I jotted down acts chapter 11 beginning in verse 13 Peter here is talking about his vision and he says and he showed us how he that is Cornelius had seen an angel in his house, which stood and set him him send men to Joppa and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter, who shall tell the words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved just on the score that you Cornelius and all you house Cornelius. We don't want you to go to heaven and leave your family behind and then look if you will accept the 16 just fast forward to just a little bit and look if you will, in verse 15 it talks about a certain woman whose name was Lydia. The Bible says and when she was baptized and her household she besought is saying if you judge me to be faithful to the Lord coming to my house and abide there and she constrains is important thing when Lydia got say very first thing she did was to share her fate with those who were in her household now turned acts chapter 16 and look in verse 31 of the Philippian jailer. If you would, and that he had asked Paul and Silas, what must I do to be saved and they said verse 31, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. And by house and they spake in the him the word of the Lord and all that were in his house look in verse 34 and when you brought them into his house.
He said meet before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all of his house will always house about Noah prepared an ark to the saving of his house, not his domicile at the place where he lived with his family. Now we want everybody say folks, I want all my family going to heaven. The Bible teaches a household faith. That doesn't mean that you can believe for your children, but it certainly means that you need to have some foresight you need to make some preparation you need to say I want all my family to be aboard the ark of safety. I cannot even imagine the thought of being in heaven without my children without my grandchildren. I want them to know the Lord. That's the reason I've questioned each of them so carefully dealt with them so prayerfully that they might come to know the Lord Jesus and would sit down and talk with each of my grandchildren face-to-face heart-to-heart as their parents have done about faith in the Lord Jesus. I can remember one time many years ago I was praying I said Lord if any of my children who have made a profession of faith and not save all please if they just are members of the church that are truly saved all God speak to their heart. I told nobody about the prayer.
The next Sunday. My precious daughter Gail came down the said daddy I'm not sure I've really been saved. I will say I will be say I thank God for that we need to be concerned about our children that they are all upon that are parents can you imagine a little boy in Noah's time who would come home to his dad and said daddy is Amanda Lear's name is Noah. He's coming great big ship because he said God's going to send a flood to destroy the world.
Can you imagine that man saying some don't worry about that old will know is just a religious fanatic. He's an old fool he'd been building that boat now for more than 100 years.
No flood is come the matter fax on it it's it's almost humorous when I was a little boy I went out soul Noah building that boat can I came to my dad and asked my dad about it so you won't believe this but my dad said the same thing happen and he talked to his dad about it, son from generation to generation have always been religious fanatics. We live in one of the finest neighborhoods here you go on one of the finest schools in your son, your daddy loves you.
Don't you worry about being aboard any so-called are don't you worry about those fundamentalist believers were about that everything is going to be all right, son.
Mr. be bad enough for you to go to hell.
But for you to take your children with you. How sad that would be the Bible says that Noah prepared an ark to the saving of his house and so think with me just a little bit about Noah and his family. He got his family into the ark.
The last thing I would have you to think about is not only Noah and his family, but Noah and his fortune look at it here now again in verse seven go back to Hebrews chapter 11 and verse seven and the Bible speaks of the fortune that this man had because he obeyed the Lord. The Bible says he prepared an ark to the saving of his house by which he condemned the world, and became the air of righteousness which is by faith. That's his fortune. That's his fortune. I had more than that fortune actually had a great fortune in other ways. You see, while other people were buying and selling, marrying and giving in marriage, and going on about taking care of feathering their own mass. Noah was building the ark. Perhaps Noah put everything that he had in the building about art because evidently it was a costly project.
Maybe when the last nail was driven and that are Noah was bankrupt. God said Noah come now and your family into the ark and noticed family women let ark and he put everything into the ark and went into the ark, according this world a pauper but friend when he came out of the ark. He owned the world. The Bible says the meek shall inherit the earth.
When he went into the ark. He was a minority.
When he came out he was a majority I just love to think about this, but the great thing is not necessarily the real estate that had the main thing is this that he was an air of righteousness, the things that really mattered to Noah he gain by faith.
So what is the message here. I have an idea that there a lot of people were on board the Titanic.
Right now, and they're saying all is well and the lights are burning brightly, but I have an idea that some of the people who own board of the good ship grace put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and truly all is well. Are you on board. Is your family on both the gangplank's faith, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Let me help you for moment, you might say pastor.
I'm not certain that I'm saying that I want to be if a man can be saved if a man can know if a woman can be saved and if they can know it. I want to know it. I don't want to face the floodwaters of God's wrath without an ark of safety. I want to be say.
If you feel that way.
Let me just guide you in prayer. Would you pray this way, Lord Jesus, I know that you are the son of God.
I know that you died for my sins. You paid for my sins with your blood on the cross. I know that God raised from the dead, you promise to save me if I would trust you right now.
I trust you to save me right now with all of my heart. I don't look for feeling. I will ask for sign. I stand upon your word you promise to save me if I would receive you and trust you and I do by an act of my will as you have enabled me to do it. I choose you as my Lord and Savior.
I trust you to save me. I now belong to you, Lord Jesus. I'll not be ashamed of you all not try to hide the fact that I've given my heart to you but I will make it public.
If you only help me in your name I pray, amen.
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