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March 14, 2022 8:00 am
Reese reminds us of Capt. Noah's unsinkable wall of the party difficult to know whether what he calls Mary would know that last nail in the art will only had anywhere into the art.
The only when all went into the art it within a minority when it came out he was drunk when winning side project to see this by thing. Well good to find featuring profound truth. Simply stated by Pastor Randall Adrian Rogers, the Bible emphasizes the importance of household salvation. What is that me one of the greatest examples. This is no loose faith in God save his family from the great flood. Part one of today's message we learn about Noah's fear of God in a shameless society and how his faith led him to a tremendous act of obedience. If you have your Bible turn now to Hebrews chapter 11 beginning in verse seven as Adrian Rogers shares part two of this prophetic message Capt. Noah and his unsinkable faith for things I want to lay on your heart about.I pray God that they will buoy your fate to float hell.
I have an unsinkable faith and treacherous days because that's exactly what Noah had made him a champion of faith. Well the first thing I want you to notice what I'm going to call the warning is faith believe the warning his faith believe look in verse seven by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet not God warned Noah of the flock never seen a flood. Noah had never even seen rain before the flood they did not rain the idea of rain was foreign to Noah's mind, much less any kind of a flood. God water the earth by spring and by rivers and by evaporation and condensation and do some Bible scholars believe that there was a great canopy over the year that maintain a constant temperature like a giant greenhouse and so Noah is one of God, but something he has never ever seen before. It was a warning from the word hear the word of God. Now again I would remind you of verse that we will mention many times our study on faith. Here in Hebrews chapter 11 senators Romans chapter 10 verse 17 which says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God without a word from God.
You cannot have faith. Faith is not a leap in the dark is a step into God's light. You must hear from God that brings us back to Hebrews chapter 11 verse one, which describes faith. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. I will remind you one more time that the word hope here does not mean maybe perhaps all I wish but hope means bad raw assurance. The Bible calls hope and anchor of the soul. You will put an anchor in the cloud bank you think of it all is an of the soul is solid and the words substance here substandard something beneath us, that we can stand upon. Where do you get this assurance. This rock assurance called hope from the word of God. God speaks the truth of the Bible is where faith comes from. And when God takes the truth of the Bible and makes the truth to you when you get a personal word from the word that applies to you in a situation, God is speaking to you then you're going to find faith engendered in your heart.
Did you know that God speaks today, God has his written word once and for all settled. But then God speaks to your own personal heart and when God speaks to our personal you have a Raima from God. That's when you find faith growing in your heart and in your life.
Big claimant's right you have to hear from God in order to have faith now let me say this about this faith now that Noah had the faith that he received it resulted in fear. Look at it in verse seven by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet he never seen it rain moved with fear, prepared an RBC that he was moved with fear, as some people say I don't believe in a religion based on fear.
Bible religion is based on fear. Fear is the foundation of faith. When Noah believed God.
He feared God listen.
Fear and faith are inseparably linked together.
Fear sees God's power and God's holiness and God's justice.
They sees God's lovingkindness God's grace and God's mercy. Therefore, the fear of God is not a cringing bread of God is love. Only it's me, God gave Noah a word of warning is a second thing I want you to see not only the warning that his faith believe, but I want you to see the work that is faith achieve.
Having heard from God. He got busy now look again in Hebrews 11, number 7 x 3. Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared to went door now.
The Bible teaches that faith without works is dead. James to verse 20 but will now not know Ove, a man that faith without works is dead.
God told Noah to build an ark and know Ove the word believe come from old English word violin.
What we really believe we live by now.
Don't tell me that you have faith that you do not obey, and you have to obey. Even when you don't understand Noah not seen a flood, but at a word and he obey. Noah was a man of faith, and therefore he prepared and are and he prepared an ark to the saving of his family.
Some of you are going to lose your children because your faith is a mere intellectual fate on their doctrinal fate is not a practical living faith that is obeying God and your children see the difference about friendless and make the region that does not begin at home does not begin word about us that we can on my loved ones are the hardest ones to witness to you not telling on them. You're telling on you know why that artist wants to witness to, because they know you may know you minimus need to go and say would you forgive me for the life that I've lived in front of you and don't even witness to just say would you have give me just forgive me I'm a Christian, but I've been a poor example they be watching you for a while. This is, I forgive you. Then later, all you come back and say would you forgive me for something else will now what you want me to forgive you for I am shared with you. Most important thing on earth to me. Would you forgive me for not sharing Jesus with the hedges give you an open door to share the Lord Jesus Christ with your love. No faith, and I faith was therefore the saving of his house will put this verse down. There was a man filled with demons. Jesus healing and the man want to follow Jesus, but notice what Jesus said in Mark chapter 5 verse 19 Albion Jesus suffered a lot but safe under him go home to live friends and tell them how great things the Lord had done for the and had compassion on the matters.
The third thing I want you to say I want you to see the wickedness that is faith proceed by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house to watch this by which he condemned the world. He was a man that lived in a wicked society meadow tell me that you cannot have faith today because of the societal problems that we have today. Think of the ungodly world that Noah lived in it was a day of secular philosophy. Genesis chapter 6 verses five and six tells us that the imaginations of the thoughts of man's heart were evil continually in the word imaginations. That doesn't mean daydreams it means philosophy is, there was a secular philosophy like is only campuses of today's schools and that in the editorial pages of today's newspapers, the days of Noah were days of secular philosophy. The days of Noah were days of scientific progress. I don't think they were applying the sticks.
How would you like to build a boat, a ship about the portion of an ocean liner that could withstand the most ferocious storm, the world has ever known. They were building great cities in this day. Genesis chapter 4 verse 17 says, and Cain knew his wife and she conceived, and burying it, and he built a city built a city, not the people at a house is a man like Donald from Bill to say, we live in a day of scientific progress. I'm amazed at what we're doing today. Genetic engineering the vileness of the Internet Internet is a great tool but is a dangerous thing when authors are now talking about virtual reality on the Internet and virtual adultery. What all that means is ominous. They were days of social plagues. Notice in Genesis chapter 6 verses 11 through 13. The earth was filled with violence. All flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth. Think of the social plagues today. Think of the terrorism.
Think of the violence. Think of the kidnappings. Think of the needless murders that installed the streets and yet Noah was a man of faith.
He believed God and all that think about violence today against the unborn. Let me tell you something that will break your heart Peter Singh has been installed as the first full-time professor of bioethics at the University Center of human values of Princeton University back to the Princeton University was founded for the preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ that hears Peter Singh limited what Peter Singer now this Prof. bioethics said, killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent killing a person not the same to kill afflicted baby is not the same as killing a person. He goes on to say the life of such a newborn baby is of less value than the life of a pig a dog or chimpanzee he says and he's the world's best known advocate of infanticide.
He thinks a parent should be allowed 28 days after the birth about severely disabled baby to decide whether to live in the he's a founder of animal rights movement is called the idea that human life is sacred is his new word for you speciesism like racism.
If you think a human being superior to a dog or cat or an antelope or chimpanzee your spaciousness when you say that's somewhat limited friend that is a professor at Princeton basal social claims days of sexual perversion. Genesis 6 verse five and God saw that the wickedness of man was great on their that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Jesus link the days of Noah with the days of Lot Luke 17 verses 26 through 30 and as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the son of man, they did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of law.
They did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold the planet they build it the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. Jesus said when I come again days of Noah and the days of law are going to be replicated for further information, consult any newspaper or listen any news. Are you listening to you know what Noah face you see the wickedness that Noah perceived and yet all of this. Noah lived and he preached people to listen to what a pretext you don't measure preaching success by numbers.
I wonder sometimes what the measurement of preaching is I was preaching revival crusade in the South Louisiana town I preached my heart out. I fasted I prayed I wept. I searched my heart.
I search my scriptures, I did everything I need to do, but nothing was happening and I will finally giving imitation.
One night, holding up my hands and begging people to come to Christ, nothing happened. As a pastor you take the invitation. I just need to settle where you just go ahead and I just took my Bible during invitation. I would sit down. I open the eyes of God. I don't know what's wrong. I've got God over my Bible and just put my finger verse randomly, but I believe led of the spirit. God said in Ezekiel chapter 3 and verse seven the house of Israel will not hearken under the law, they will not hearken to me. Oh God, thank you for showing me this is the house of Israel not hearken under the market, and God showed me an instant Adrian. They have rejected you, they rejected me. You are my servant the reason I will hear you as they will hear me ask the Lord that such a good verse give me another one and I cannot put my finger down by random and I day almost came unglued.
When I read what it was. It was Ezekiel to verse five and they whether they will hear our whether they will forbear yet shall they know there have been a prophet among his dots and where they are not well. There have been a prophet among that's what it means what it says and you know all when he preached one of these days I don't have to give an account for that our generation also has been warned as the final thing with you to see. I want you to see the wealth that is faith receipt. The well that is faith receive look at it again by faith, not being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house. By the which he condemned the world, and became the air of righteousness of the righteousness which is by faith.
What was his legacy.
What was the wealth that is faith receipt. It was righteousness.
He was made righteous in the side of the Lord by faith.
Remember chapter 10 Hebrews chapter 10 the just shall live by faith. We receive spiritual life will receive Christ.
How was Noah saved not by works but by grace.
Genesis chapter 6 and verse eight but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
That's the first time. Grace is used in the Bible. Think of all of the party and the pain and the difficulty Noah went through what it cost Noah to build out our I don't know where he got his resources but I have an idea they put everything into the art. Maybe when no put that last nail in the ark that will only had and he went into the ark, a pauper boy came out he only earth know what Jesus said blessed are the meek for they shall inherit their when all went into the ark, he went in a minority when it came out he was the majority. When will the winning side. But you have to see this by thing you see there are is also an illustration of salvation is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ gigantic object lesson. Peter tells us in the New Testament the ark is finished. Storm clouds begin to roil the earth trembles great fish is open water belches out rain comes down, but just before that God says no.
Genesis 71 Noah come into the ark.
God didn't say no go into the ark. He said come into the ark.
That means God was in there God said Noah come into the ark, and then the Bible says that God shut the door. There was a window on top a door on the side. Noah was in charge of the wind God in charge of the door.
PCI daily can look into the face of God, but I have been shot into the Lord Jesus Christ dark was sealed on the inside and outside with a gooey substance call.
She same word translated atonement in the Old Testament God put atonement on the outside of God put Homewood on the inside. Not one drop of water come through no come into the when you come into Jesus. God shuts the door is sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, not one drop of judgment to come to the child of God who safe in Jesus we have a wonderful salvation of the wonderful Savior master question. Are you in the ark. I don't say do you believe the ark are you in the are you safe in Christ. Do you know absolutely know that you say if you should die this moment you go straight to heaven by gaijin. This decision can help you to receive Christ. The doors open. God is saying, you come, come, the into the you pray this prayer dear God, I need to be saved and I want to be saying Jesus you shed your blood on the cross to pay for my sin. I believe it. I receiving come in my life take control of my life begin now to make the person you want me to be and I will if you, Lord Jesus, not in order to be say that's a gift I will live for you because I am saying goes you save me by your grace. Begin now to make me the person you want me to be your holy name I amen if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now. We would love to celebrate with you and invite you to our find God's love page on our website. There you will find answers, you may need about your newfound faith again.
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