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Summary: The focus point of the message is that we as Christians need to one time in our lives show and do random acts of kindness to others which is pleasing to God up in heaven.

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Random Acts of Kindness

Reverend Dr. Glenn A. Harris

Exodus 25:10-22

Introduction

Many things go on in our everyday lives that we often forget to do something kind for the next. We get busy and uppity that when we see other people down we talk trash about them, kick them when they are down, we get rich and forget about the poor, get big houses and forget about the homeless, we get so much food and forget about the hungry.

With light of the incidents with floods, tornadoes, tidal waves and other natural disasters that have gone on in our world today people come together and help each other out, by making sandwiches, helping out making sure people have shelter when their homes have been destroyed by disasters in each and every town in the world from north to south and from east and west.

Lets look at the story of Noah

God saw how great wickedness had become and decided to wipe mankind from the face of the earth. However, one righteous man among all the people of that time, Noah, found favor in God’s eyes. With very specific instructions, God told Noah to build an ark for him and his family in preparation for a catastrophic flood that would destroy every living thing on earth.

God also instructed Noah to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, along with every kind of food to be stored as food for the animals and his family while on the ark. Noah obeyed everything God commanded him to do.

After they entered the ark, rain fell on the earth for a period of forty days and nights. The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days, and every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out. As the waters receded, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Noah and his family continued to wait for almost eight more months while the surface of the earth dried out.

Finally after an entire year, God invited Noah to come out of the ark. Immediately, he built an altar and worshiped the Lord with burnt offerings from some of the clean animals. God was pleased with the offerings and promised never again to destroy all the living creatures as he had just done. Later God established a covenant with Noah: “Never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” As a sign of this everlasting covenant God set a rainbow in the clouds.

take a look at these points of interest in this story of Noah

•God’s purpose in the flood was not to destroy people, but to destroy wickedness and sin.

•With more detail, God instructed Noah to take seven of every kind of clean animal, and two of every kind of unclean animal. Bible scholars have calculated that approximately 45,000 animals might have fit on the ark.

Genesis 7:16 interestingly points out that God shut them in the ark, or “closed the door,” so to speak.

•The ark was exactly six times longer than it was wide. According to the Life Application Bible study notes, this is the same ratio used by modern ship builders.

Life Lesson

If God was trying to wipe away wickedness and sin then what is he trying to do to the little town of Ft. Pierre/ Pierre, SD or any other place at that matter? Maybe we need to check ourselves in our own wickedness and sin among us and God is wiping it all away through the act of a flood.


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