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Noah: The Obedience of Faith, Part 1

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September 15, 2021 8:00 am

Noah: The Obedience of Faith, Part 1

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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September 15, 2021 8:00 am

When God tells us to do something we would’ve done anyway, it’s pretty easy to obey. But what about when the Lord’s instructions are a little bit out there or take us beyond our comfort zone? That’s what Dr. Tony Evans will talk to us about as he takes a look at the life of Noah.

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Most people, even most Christians one God.

God want us to walk with Dr. Tony Evans talks about the connection between the real thing, and obedience to what involves what God celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative when God tells us to do something we would've done anyway pretty easy to obey.

But what about when the Lord's instructions are a little bit out there, take us beyond our comfort zone.

That's what Dr. Evans talks about today as he takes a look at the life of Noah.

Let's join him old-school for you old-school folks here is one of the generator little curlers in order to get those tight little curls which is why so many of us don't have hand again because I got burned out the generator were one of those who got a Jerry curl always curl because the jewelry curl with dry dry out.

First of all, there is no more current spring must get the made with and connect with web permit been placed in order to reload moisturizing and bring it to life again beta gave you your curl back many of us have a dried-up face is dried up its legal motions. We talk about believing in God, but the current when not seeing the lust about faith will not see the moisture of our faith is tormented. It's not it's not just because it's missing the James puts it this way faith without works is he says in James chapter 2 verse 14 he talks about useless talk about faith is not working, it's not. It's dry sterile is not producing anything is known to it and he said this because dismissing the debated by your works of obedience you but I know of obedience if you're being disobedient your faith drive in your curls go in the lust in the moisture is not. It is obedience that is nice. The reality of faith so that you see the bow enter into the visible, which is what faith does it grab the end of the boat and brings it into the visible faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen as 11 verse once. This is why so many Christians are not seen God operate in their lives because they have a that is a useless they may be on their way to have been, but they never have joined them on earth because God can't get them to the work of obedience is not how you feel you can know and people of faith, you can have no faith because as measured by foot traffic is measured by life.

Not Why not talk. It's measured by what you do. The Bible called walking movement if there is no movement shall screen you can and you have nothing because I'm not moving in the work of obedience to which God has commanded you.

There is no way in the curl stage.

The faith is not debated, doesn't come a lot so the invisible is not seen in the visible rations is no one person is given to him in Hebrews chapter 11 verse seven by faith Noah, being warned of God about things not yet seen in reference prepared and for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an area of the righteousness which is according to faith when introduced to know as the illustration of work now occurs in Genesis chapter 6. Remember, this is an Old Testament figure given to New Testament Christians to teach us how to live by faith, which is something about no in Genesis 6 verse nine. These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time. Noah walked with God, with a righteous man Please God. He was a blameless man.

He had integrity with people in the really good be righteous in the Ridley could be blameless have to do is walk with God. Let's review from the total walk with God. Most people, even most Christians want God to walk with them. That's backwards. God wants us to walk with him because of God is going this way and we're going that way there's no way you can walk together to walk with someone is to be in proximity to them. Be on the same page with them and be in alignment. If you're not walking with God. If you really visiting God on Sunday but this is not how well you're not carrying out everyday activities. In light of God you not bringing him to bail on you because you are bringing the Bailey finances, jumping and bailing America's numbering of the Bailey parenting in a bring in the real is good for Sunday.Sunday. Then I want you to walk with me for the rest of the week wrong song that's backwards Christian soldiers. He says no walk with God.

He was on the same page that and trust me when you want God walking with you, nor walk with God and we are told that he was a man of righteousness, blamelessness and spiritual integrity and character. Perfect.

That shows up later on in his life and in the story walking with God is called pleasing God pleasing God means to make God's mind to make God happy. Nothing pleases God more than to see somebody walking by faith making the decision based on their relationship with God bringing God to bail all the decision-making now God becomes real to you is what's interesting is the text in which he walked with God because the person is Genesis chapter 6 let you know what the world around them was like when he was walking with God. It says in Genesis chapter 6 verse one. It came about that men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful. They took wives for themselves whether they chose the Lord said, my spirit shall not always strive with man forever, because he also is flesh. Nevertheless his days shall be 120 years, the naphthalene those days and also afterwards when the sun God came into the daughters of men. They bought themselves children of the mighty men were of old, men of renown Lord saw that the wickedness of men was greatly earth every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually from board was sorry that he had made man on the earth and was grieved in his heart, the Lord sent out a black man for whom I have created from the face of the land from the man. The creeping things into the burden of this gospel.

I am sorry that I have me walking with God when nobody else wants no was the exception to the rule he was watching out of step with the cultural because he was marching to a different world have become wicked some of the wickedness you would read the Scriptures you will find around the balance, lewdness, vulgarity, profanity, lighting, telling blasphemy and benefit the bottom demon possession, the son of God with the daughters of men, sons of God are called Angels and Scripture angels was sexless infiltrated evil men and relationships with women producing a demonized population nothing but a demon you.

You might think this is this is a nice population that is relation would been so traded with people that was against God is the world believe in today and he informed me of something when you walk with God will be a lot tougher today than maybe just to hear what your grandmother things is with dealing with a demonized environment is not evil, it's evil in the field training mankind so that activity dominates the environment and you know when it's dominating environment because people are not only doing evil that coming up with new ways to proliferated descent. Every when Dr. Evans comes back in a moment, he'll explain why some people have a hard time obeying God while for others it seems perfectly natural for someone to tell you about our special offer that includes Tony's current series heroes of the faith as well as his brand-new book kingdom heroes. Both of these powerful resources. Take a look at very ordinary people who became some of the most familiar characters in the Bible simply by their obedient faith in God believing what he said and staking their lives on the fact that he tells the truth. They're perfect for your personal study or to share with your church or Bible study group. In fact, if you request these resources today will even include the companion Bible study workbook. As an added bonus you can get this kingdom heroes package including all 13 messages from the two-volume heroes of the faith CD and MP3 series as our gift and appreciation for your contribution toward Tony's ministry. Just visit to make your online donation and resource request. It's very easy to do, you'll see a link right on the homepage to this special package. Again, that's Tony or call us anytime of the day or night at 1-800-800-3222 let one of our resource team members help you.

That's 1-800-800-3222. Dr. Evans will be back with more of today's lesson right after this we will add God we had talked about the resurrection. Dr. Tony recalls what happened when he led a group of first-timers on a trip to the holy people began to understand fresh fiction. That's one of things that I think comes out of going is a fresh account so that things got stale as a way of injecting light reality you experienced. Now you can have that experience yourself to Tony's new movie coming out this November journey with Jesus.

What I'm hoping is that this experience I will be with you there with me. Journey with November near you for fellowship.

Have to get sometimes landmark if it Tony I won't go too deep into this and you need to understand how demons work demons work because they need a vehicle through which to express cells spirit beings the Angels fallen Angels, so they need a vehicle that's why when Jesus cast the demon out of the insane, the task of going to the pigs because they were unclean and so give us a place to reside in the house to express ourselves when you have/staying up in your house for an extended period of time you have it. So total invited roaches and ants into your premises.

You give a full written invitation if the trash lingers, they will assume they been invited to a party because roaches gravitate trash demons gravitate so when they then liberating so they been invited to become in my mind all your life a lot and say over there so garbage is becoming a diction's. So now the problem is not the addiction people to get the same publication of the same name and gone into and made himself.

That's why because that's why when people deal with the with the abatement that one because the spiritual diction happened to express itself. That's why the diction of the Bible called whatever happened to be because there's been a great demonic world. He says the demonic culture, but whose righteous man, a blameless man who walked with God, meaning the man looks. He's the weirdo, is the crazy because he wasn't conforming to the culture be not conformed to this world.

He won the green just because everybody else was going doing it just because everybody else is doing goal was not to be popular with the world in which we live world which you live with God saw himself as pleasing God, not pleasing a coach. If you go on water and you go deep enough you will get lockjaw you want to be able to open up your mouth because the deeper you go to more pressure you feel if a bulb goes down in the water to fall the pressure of the water will collapse about too much pressure except the submarine submarine you get to the ocean because the inside is pressurized so it can go now way now, and in spite of the pressure because when the submarine there is more pressure on the inside than the pressure coming from the side which is able to sustain itself of the depth of the ocean, but really is no pancake collapsing pressure inside the pressure coming from the outside so we can use to be a time when we grew up with the Christian worldview dominated the Christian perspective, the Christian that is the pre-Christian era we live in the post-Christian era and now Christianity has become persecuted all around the world were now in a post-Christian environment with value system that is no longer accepted as the respect and more serious you are with your walk with God more like your different you just know what was pressure because he was a righteous man walked with God. He was able to sustain himself in the pressure. No license walk so close to God that he was the only one God was talking to. He was 11th and being warned of God's and reason some of us don't hear from God goggles to speak to you when he wants to speak to you can walk away get you in close proximity. So he speaks to the mind and bring thoughts that you didn't think bring perspective you didn't have an orientation you want about because you close enough that you can hear his voice speaking to you and welcome the Christian who spent the Christian life. Never having heard the voice of God speak to your thoughts and bring ideas to mind will create circumstances to guide you been you knew it was God bringing because asking him to walk with us while we were not walking with him.

God says no verse 11 Genesis 6 now the most corrupt in the sight of God and the earth was filled with violence, and behold, it was corrupt for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said, the northern end of all flesh is come for the earth is filled with violence because of them, and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth make for yourself an ark of gopher wood you got to be kidding me. You got to be kidding me. God talks to him and I want you to make about Hebrews 11 seven says that no when he had seen anything, meaning hidden medicine flood. It hadn't rained up to this point the earth was water from underneath, so God is warning them about something from ocean what you build 100 miles from when it's close to you to speak to you and tell you is we makes absolutely no say something yes immolating you is all going to destroy the building. You don't know and trust me, we do some of what God tells us to do to walk by faith involves completely what God tells you to do the work piece called the radiance is demanded of you remember that obedience is coming to walk in with.

If you're not walking with him and told to obey him becomes an irritation.

If you want with him becomes a natural, they may not walking with God and God, to appreciate the obedience walking with the Lord. Dr. Evans described actually begins with a step of faith and he's here now to tell us more about that Dr. Evans if you want to know for certain that you on your way to heaven when you die. And I invite you right now to go to Jesus Christ and let him know that you believe he died for you that you believe your roles for you and that you want to put your trust in him alone for the forgiveness of your sins and the gift of eternal life. If you really want to go to heaven, he will give you a free ticket there but you must go to him for it and believe him to give it to you if you do that you will be saved right now.

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The idea is to start marching tomorrow.

Dr. Evans will tell us more about what we often do instead and why busyness is no substitute for obedience. I hope to be with the alternative, finding alternative celebrating Thanksgiving generous listeners

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