Summary: In this series I break down Noah’s life into 4 parts. I began by looking at how evil the world was during his time and trying to apply that to our time.
God Responds to Evil in the World!
If I was Satan
Convince the world it is good
What a great tactic
Result = a world full of evil
The life of Noah
Read Gen. 6:5-11
1. The World is Evil!
I’m a good person- Ps. 14:1-3
God uses some very descriptive words in Genesis 6:5-11
Wickedness, evil, violent, corrupt
Spoil- to damage so as to make useless
Violent crime in our society
Sodom- Gen. 19
God was grieved in His heart
The seat of emotions
Love the Lord with all your “heart”
This is a result of sin, our sinful nature
This evil world, we have missed the mark
Worse, we have spoiled God’s plan
2. God Offers His Grace!
Description of Noah- v. 8-9
It’s a hyphenated word in Hebrew
This man found “favor” in the eyes of God
Favor = Grace
Grace = God’s unmerited favor toward man
Even Noah, as good as he was, didn’t deserve God’s grace
Eph. 2:8- it is a gift, no one is good enough to deserve it
In the midst of corruption and evil, God is there
And He is offering us His grace
Romans story continues
It becomes a choice now- Ro. 7:14-20
What will you do with what you know?
Read Genesis 6:8, 9 again
I want to be a person that fits in v. 8
But “Stan” found favor
What about you?
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