From Adam to Noah – Ten generations from Adam to Noah
Adam was alive until Noah’s father (Lamech) was 56 years old. Adam was an eyewitness to the existence of God.
Read Genesis 6:3
God’s Spirit strived with man, Every thought of man’s heart was wicked
God is loving, merciful, and longsuffering. Ezekiel 33:11, II Peter 3:9
God gave man 120 years to repent
Noah was a preacher of righteousness 2 Peter 2:25
Read Genesis 6:5 and 11
(Man is today in a similar state of wickedness)
Read Genesis 6:12
God saw the unbelieving world and its sin.
Nothing is hidden from God. Hebrews 4:13
Read Genesis 6:6-7
God decided to destroy the world
Read Genesis 6:8-10
Noah found grace in the eyes of The Lord
Man must have faith in order to please God. Hebrews 11:6
Man can only come to God according to His plan.
Read Genesis 6:13-21
God gives Noah specific instructions for the ark (the dimensions, the material)
The length of the ark was 450 ft (one and a half football fields) – No small boat
One ark, one door, one way to come to God and be saved
The ark represents salvation.
Read Genesis 6:22
Noah obeyed God by faith. Hebrews 11:7
Noah was moved with fear. Proverbs 9:10
Read Genesis 7:1-5
1 Peter 3:20 God waited for Noah to build the ark.
Noah had faith. He believed that he and his family could only be saved by God.
God said COME into the ark. Come in to me
Read Genesis 7:15-16
The Lord shut the door. Noah didn’t have to shut the door.
God shut the door and Noah was secure in the ark (his salvation)
Read Genesis 7:17-23
After God shut the door, the rain (His judgment) began.
Vs. 20 The mountains were covered.
Vs. 21-22 All flesh died that moved upon the earth. Earth defined Genesis 1:10
We listen to the stories of the Old Testament and even believe them but never really apply the truths that God is revealing. They reveal to us the very character of God.
–God hates sin.
–God is patient.
–God desires for all to be saved.
–God’s judgment is swift and sure.
– -God is gracious in His care and salvation for all who come to Him by faith.