Are We Preaching In Vain
Contributed by Wendell Blackburn on Feb 16, 2005 (message contributor)
Summary: Is Our Preaching in Vain??
Are We Preaching in Vain?
Noah was a righteous Man way back in his day
He was a preacher, and He preached for 120 years
But His only Converts were His wife
His three sons and their wives
Only seven people in all, That was his converts!
His ark though was a strong message to his generation
It was a visible monument
And it was telling of the WRATH OF GOD
Which was coming
The preaching of Noah fell on Deaf Ears
No doubt He was mocked
And He was ridiculed, He was made fun of
No doubt they told him how stupid he was!
Some people wrote articles as to why there could
Never be a universal flood
These people hadn’t never seen it rain
But Noah entered the ark
With no man’s blood on his hands.
Noah knew what his commission was
He had the Courage because God gave it to him
He took his converts
And He had a clear Conscience
Cause He had already preached them the truth
I have to preach the word people – THE TRUTH
I have to warn you of the storm clouds that’s
On the horizon - in the not so far away sky
I have to warn you of the storm and the wrath
That is coming
And please listen people
It ain’t gonna be to far off!!!
I know that trying to live a Christian life
Ain’t just easy pickin’s
Nobody told us it was gonna be a flowery
Bed of ease
We are going against the grain living Christian
When we were living in sin, The devil didn’t
Pay much attention to us because we belonged
Now when we become Christians the devil
Is mad, because he has lost us for his cause.
Gen 6;17 says
And, behold, I even I do bring a flood of waters
upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is
the breath of life, from under heaven; and
everything that is in the earth shall die!!
Everybody has storm clouds coming in their
Lives sooner or later
Maybe you have experienced some storm’s
Today or yesterday or last week.
And I can promise you that you weren’t alone
And it ain’t over yet!!
Maybe you’ve had a death of someone you love
Or maybe you’ve committed a sin in your life that
is dominating your mind or your heart and
Its taking you down
You see - Storm Clouds come in many different
Shapes And sizes
Maybe you have a relationship that’s gone bad or maybe you have let alcoholism or a drug addiction
Pull you down!!!
Or if you have never been through a storm
I can tell you this
The storm clouds are building in the distance
And they will be here soon!!!
Preachers don’t just try to step on your toes
They don’t just try to make you feel bad
Preachers are just following God
I have to preach to warn you of the storms
Just like Noah did!!!!
I have to preach to you that there is another
Way for you to live in this OLE dying world!!!
There is eternal life waiting for you if you just
except Jesus into your Heart before its too late!!!
Picture Noah preaching what no doubt was
his last sermon to all those Godless people
The ark was finished and is standing there with
An Open door!!!
The preaching of salvation has already been
Offered up to them
Who will come and seek refuge in Noah’s ark?
Noah was a righteous man,
He was blameless among the people of his time
He walked with God – He seeked God’s face
The earth was corrupt in God’s eyes and full of violence
Noah was of excellent character among these
Noah’s lifestyle was against the grain of all
The rest of the people of his time
The earth was full of evil and perversion
Sin and violence
How would they know that there was a different
Way To live if a preacher didn’t preach the truth??
Noah preached to them that there was a different
Way to live their life
They might not choose to change their way
But that was between God and them!!!
Its a preacher’s job to show you just like Noah that there is a different way to live but if you noticed
Noah couldn’t just show them by his preaching, He had to show them by his life!!
I pray that someone can see something in my life
That hopefully they will want a taste of!!!!
AND THAT’S JESUS CHRIST!!!!
I have to preach God’s patience to you
And I have to preach that your sinfulness
Ain’t gonna last forever!!!!
There is gonna be an end to it all