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Noah: The Obedience of Faith, Part 2

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September 16, 2021 8:00 am

Noah: The Obedience of Faith, Part 2

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September 16, 2021 8:00 am

When God gives us our marching orders, the idea is to start marching. But Dr. Tony Evans says that’s not always what we do, and in this lesson, he’ll explain why busyness is no substitute for obedience.

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As measured by life's not all it's measured by what Dr. Evans talks about the importance of doing what God is moving in 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 gives us our marching orders.

The idea is to start marching with Dr. Evan says that's not always what we do and today he'll explain why busyness is no substitute obedience. Let's join him. Have a dried-up faith is not alive. It's not vibrant, just put it this way faith without works is he says in James chapter 2 verse 14 he talks about useless talk about not working, it's not sterile is not producing anything to it. You by your obedience is not the reality of so that you see the bull enter into the visible, which is what it grab the ball and brings it into the visible substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Verse once you feel you can you can because, as measured by traffic as measured by not want not talk. It's measured by what you do. The Bible called walking will show you screen you can because I'm not moving in the well of obedience to which God has commanded you not seen of rations is no one person is given to him in Hebrews chapter 11 verse seven no one being warned of God about things not yet seen in French prepare 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 in Genesis 6 verse nine of the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time. No wall with God. Verse 11 Genesis 6 now the most corrupt in the sight of God and was filled with violence, and behold, it was corrupt for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

And God said to know the 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 as well and I want you to make about now. Let me explain some Hebrews 11 seven says that no when he hadn't seen anything, meaning he'd never seen a flood. It hadn't rained up to this point because the earth was water from underneath, so God is warning them about something from ocean.

What about hundred miles from the limited music when close to you to speak to you and what he tells you is we makes absolutely no science being immolating you is all going to destroy the whole building you've never seen rain. You don't and trust me, this boat is because God is the measurements in the To use our foot and yard measurements. The measurements God gives in the chapel for the is one half football fields long as how big the ark is one half football fields long. It is four stories high with the missed church building and it took about hundred and 2720 years so you been waiting on God for long and I seen it rain yet. I seen a flood. You haven't seen anything yet but what we find out in the Scripture, is it says that no one as soon as God told in verse 22 of Genesis 6. Thus Noah did according to all that God commanded him, so he did the me tell you what we do. We do some of what God tells us to do to walk by faith involves completely what God tells you to do the work he's called you to be obedience he's demanded of you. But remember that obedience is coming because walking with. If you're not walking with him and told to obey him and becomes an irritation. If you're walking with him becomes a natural that some people like obeying God and some people hate obeying God. They may be doing the they may not walking with God, obeying God of God to appreciate the obedience when the obedience of makes sense or not.

Peter Peter Peter Peter Castro met on the other side of the boat and fish, component okay. I am part of the 70 fishing Corporation. I've been doing this all my life. We have finished all night and caught nothing, then not binding. So Jesus used the bridge to care fish. I know fish and you know preacher preach the fish. I know fish and so is not working Jesus and from his time with you that on the other side of the boat so many fish going to the net that's about to break the boat is about the same and he fell before God and said I am a sinful because I questioned your knowledge.

Let me give Peter a compliment address major questions about whether she's doing talk about, but he obeyed his faith was in his obedience in spite of how he felt about how he felt about it on the net. But he did about it stop you from throwing the net through the net anyway and a little bit of a big blessed Even if you question is makes it seem insane God looks is the big thing you have no exercise when he went out and shut down the first gopher wood tree and he was going to spend the hundred and 20 years obeying God without seeing anything. I don't know this but I'm sure they had to be days when you stand time tracking trees. Put this thing together is you both on dry land just the second Peter says, second Peter says that no was a preacher of righteousness talked about the second 254-3320 Noah is a preacher of righteousness, nor is down trees during the day to work during the day to see what he's doing going to town to preach at night three word sermon is already God told me to tell you this, Ray is all I know is in no wet stuff coming down his government, God told me to tell you is going see what he witnessed like even before he proclaimed his. He was not a single agent Christian spiritual representative on public lifestyle which is silent about. You have the right stuff to your children and my children on television about guaranty being prorated around the house and I am not ashamed of the gospel is the foundation to everyone who believes.

If you can put about you in the action when it comes to standing up claiming Jesus Christ says. In other words on your job if you were to follow Christ to convict you. He was crystal clear where he stood silent thanks teaching evolution and there is no God silent so by day he witnessed five nights with rolled been driven since we don't see much of Noah's brand of obedience these days and he'll tell us more about that in a moment when he continues this message from his current series heroes of the faith. This two volume 13 lesson collection explores what it's like to really live out the conviction that God can be trusted as we make the discovery that real faith is more than a matter of just what we believe. Find out how ordinary people like us can live extraordinary lives by doing exactly what some of the most famous characters in the Bible did act as though God is telling the truth, and for a limited time.

When you make a financial contribution to help support Tony's outreach here on this station. We'd like to say thank you by sending you the heroes of the faith collection on CD and digital download along with Tony's just-released book and Bible study that go hand-in-hand with this series kingdom heroes. You can be one of the first to receive this new book, so don't miss out. Visit us to make the arrangements for getting this powerful package of resources in your hands again that's Tony or call us day or night at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our resource team members help you. Dr. Evans will be back with more of today's lesson right after this meeting that just a few students describe their experience since enrolling in the town's training center. The best part is the training center is where ever you and your online connection.

I going beyond the Sunday sermon. These compelling Bible study courses take a much deeper look at Scripture for finals writers, social issues of today and much more today to learn more training training time he was 11 says he prepared his in reference reverence as a worship word all all God. God will work worship where he worked three of the appraiser.

I give you glory Elsinore rain and freezing. I'm giving you Gloria. I'm putting up this would just like you told me and I will bless your name in the middle of the work even though I don't see the results of the work.

I will see what you do what I will give you glory worship. He says he built his art and reverence and then it says he built the ark for the salvation of his because the job of a real man is the same job of a kingdom man is to save his family kingdom in the walk away from the family and children so she goes nothing. That leaves me I will make sure my family please with me much on the market with no going out one day, 17 years old going out with some friends on the back about 1230. He said no you will be back by 1130. Getting I will be for the peon might worry about where you are doing not much for your friend. As soon as your friends start feeding you clothing you can bring up taking and not dictating you dictate you can think of walking with says walking condemned the world to condemn the world with his work is witness was given instruction without knowing God wasn' have all the instruction you gave me you gave me nothing on the window toward the schoolwork don't get enough food to feed only give you information do we do shows you how he plans to pull it off. Okay remember Bob and Mary is put into over to Jesus comes to the tune says mom stone get you guys.

Mom said he's been dead for days and he stinks Jesus says, I did not ask you instructions and mortuary science you all just told you. I just told you a baby and do the work. Do you know it doesn't make sense to move the snow you see on believe you played with your nut with your feelings get the people in the right way and you moving the emotion emotions on the caboose. Obedience is the engine and the reason why we're not seeing more of God in the unseen scene is moving in the wrong which all of a sudden it became clear that the one man was right and the civilization was wrong.

It became crystal clear.

I know some of you want to give up to what you want to quit you trying to live the Christian life. Nobody is buying it.

Nobody is believing it may be related.

God rejecting you because you will compromise your standards. Maybe folks are leaving you because you will hang out with them and do what they do in just going to put this coming Monday when God will make it inextricably where he stands. And if you're walking with God. He's standing with you when you know the truth that was because the Bible declares that one day Jesus is coming back says, as it was in the days of Noah shall be when the Son of Man returns we are seeing the days of Noah right before we save the demonic possession was saying the compromise about his missing God was saying this missing of God and the culture you see on to seal the boat with pitch pitch keeps the water from the boat with pitch word for pitch is the root word for tone. So with the atonement of the same for eternity because if it comes to God by Jesus Christ. So Jesus is safety. God hasn't for you to build he's waiting on you to obey and to obey him completely, not partially. If God says do this only have done this much. He will move he will not move until has been completed, until faith has been fully exercise.

That's why would somebody have faith when you don't have a Dr. Tony Evans will be back in a moment to close out today's program with a lesson we can learn from one of these favorite classic TV shows versus if you'd like to get a full-length copy of today's message to review on your own or share with a friend or family member you can find but even better. Today's message is one small part of the complete two volume 13 lesson collection from Tony study of heroes of the faith and the entire series is available to you on CD or digital download as our gift when you make a contribution to support the urban alternatives ministry right now for a limited time we are even including Tony's just-released book and companion Bible study kingdom heroes along with each copy of the heroes of the faith series that goes out all you need to do is requested when you make your donation. It's easy to do.

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That's 1-800-800-3222 one of the toughest things to do in the Christian life is nothing to wait patiently on God and trust him. While we do tomorrow. Dr. Evans will talk about how we can learn that skill by taking a look at the life of Abraham.

Right now though he's back with this final story was the old television shows I love something called early edition was this man who got tomorrow's newspaper today got tomorrow's news paper today, so he saw what was coming the day before because the early edition. The day before the actual event he could do things the make changes because he knew what was coming. No one knew what was coming tomorrow. He walked in light of it today. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ. You know where this thing is going. So why don't we walk with God today so that we can hear his voice. Be prepared for what he must do in this life and I because like no say families come and then he closes by saying, and he became because his family was saved and protected. God help us as a church collectively as individuals personally to be known, not from building program not for our resources to be known for one dominant backbone spoke, finding alternative rating is generous listeners

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