Summary: To show that we look to JESUS CHRIST as our example not Noah.
Do you have CHRIST's example?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we look to JESUS CHRIST as our example not Noah.
Genesis 6:9 (Amplified Bible)
This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God.
We look to JESUS CHRIST as our example not Noah.
Hebrews 12:2 (Amplified Bible)
Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
A. Author: Moses
B. Date written: 1450 - 1410 B.C.
C. Purpose: Book of Origins
D. To whom written: People of Israel
E. Main theme: Man's sin and initial steps for his redemption initiated by GOD.
F. Keyword: Beginning
G. Key verse: First Messianic Promise -
Genesis 3:15 (Amplified Bible)
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Noah was a righteous man
"Noah was a just and righteous man,"
Genesis 7:1 (Amplified Bible)
AND THE Lord said to Noah, Come with all your household into the ark, for I have seen you to be righteous (upright and in right standing) before Me in this generation.
Proverbs 4:18 (Amplified Bible)
But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared].
We are like Noah, just and righteous because of what the LORD JESUS CHRIST have done for us.
B. Noah was a blameless man
"blameless in his"
Psalms 37:37 (Amplified Bible)
Mark the blameless man and behold the upright, for there is a happy end for the man of peace.
Philippians 3:9-15 (Amplified Bible)
And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.
[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.
I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.
So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind and hold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also.
Our righteousness came from our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
C. Noah does not conform with the world
Romans 12:2 (Amplified Bible)
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
Ephesians 2:2 (Amplified Bible)