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The Flood Comes (Genesis 7)

The Flood Comes
(Genesis 7)
A. Heretofore the ark was “...a preparing...” according to God’s longsuffering. 1PE 3:20.
1. It was not a matter of the world not yet being worthy of judgment: the judgment had
already been decreed (GEN 6:6-7) but sentence delayed until salvation was prepared.
2. So also mankind that fell under sin was preserved until Christ was prepared. HEB 10:5.
3. NOTE: God-fearing men view His longsuffering as a window of mercy but fools despise
and exploit it. MAT 24:48-51; ROM 2:3-6.

Take Advantage of Your Pastor

Take Advantage of Your Pastor

I. Your pastor is a gift from God to your church (Eph 4:8,11).
1. God gave you a pastor after His own heart to feed you (Jer 3:15).
2. Your pastor is God's ambassador that He sent to you with a message (2Co 5:20).
A. In Biblical times God delivered His word through His prophets (Heb 1:1; 2Pe 1:21).
B. Today God manifests His word through preaching (Tit 1:3).
3. You should receive your pastor as an angel of God (a messenger from God) (Gal 4:14).
4. Your pastor is a "man of God" (2Ti 3:17).
5. Your pastor is a good soldier of Jesus Christ (2Ti 2:3).

Solemn Assembly

Solemn Assembly
(Joel 1:14) Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land
into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,

Honouring Parents Part 2

Honouring Parents
(Exodus 20:12)
I. honour: High respect, esteem, or reverence, accorded to exalted worth or rank; deferential admiration or approbation.
A. deference: Courteous regard such as is rendered to a superior, or to one to whom respect is due; the manifestation of a disposition to yield to the claims or wishes of another.
B. due: That is owing or payable, as an enforceable obligation or debt.
C. Children OWE their parents honour and parents have a right under God to demand
payment (and err greatly to not demand it).
D. Children, you should honour your parents:

Defining the Words of the Kingdom

Defining the Words of the Kingdom
I. By defining the word “kingdom” and related words, it can be determined that the local N.T. church is the kingdom of heaven, a spiritual nation-state with a unique constitution and governmental system (boldface added below for emphasis).
A. kingdom: Kingly function, authority, or power; sovereignty, supreme rule; the position or
rank of a king, kingship. An organized community having a king as its head; a
monarchical state or government.
B. king: The usual title of the male sovereign ruler of an independent state.

Honouring Parents Part 1

Honouring Parents
(Exodus 20:12)
I. honour: High respect, esteem, or reverence, accorded to exalted worth or rank; deferential admiration or approbation.
A. deference: Courteous regard such as is rendered to a superior, or to one to whom respect is due; the manifestation of a disposition to yield to the claims or wishes of another.
B. due: That is owing or payable, as an enforceable obligation or debt.
C. Children OWE their parents honour and parents have a right under God to demand
payment (and err greatly to not demand it).
D. Children, you should honour your parents:

The Ark and Its Preparation

The Ark and Its Preparation
A. By the ark, salvation was prepared for the righteous before the judgment.
1. This is the essence of Christ’s work in putting away our sin and ascending to heaven on
our behalf before final judgment. HEB 9:25-28.
2. Remember that God’s saving grace to all the children of promise is likened to Noah and
the ark. ISA 54:1, 7-10 c/w GAL 4:26-28.
B. God gave Noah specific instructions for the building of the ark. GEN 6:14-16.
1. “Make thee an ARK...” (v. 14).
a. ark: A chest, box, coffer, close basket, or similar receptacle...

The Message of Genesis 6-9

The Message of Genesis 6-9

I. We do well to remember that Jesus Christ is the central Person of scripture, and all scripture
speaks of Him. JOH 5:39.
A. The account of Noah, the flood and the ark is a figure of Christ’s salvation. 1PE 3:20-21.
B. Jesus Christ deemed the account to be historical fact. MAT 24:37-39.
C. If GEN 6-9 is not historical fact, then Christ was wrong, was little more than a heathen
philosopher advancing moral lessons from a fable, and He has not provided a sure word of
prophecy to instruct us about end times and final judgment.

Noah's Flood: Global or Local?

Noah's Flood: Global or Local?
A. Various people who study Scripture conclude that the Flood of Noah was not a global deluge.
B. Gap Theorists and Christian Identity types (Two-Seeders) are examples of Bible-readers who
may believe that Noah's flood was a local event.
1. Gap Theorists such as C.I. Scofield tend to believe in life and death before Adam in a
world which was destroyed by a catastrophic judgmental flood.
a. A local Noahic Flood better supports their accommodationist theological

Justice and Judgment Part 5

Justice and Judgment
I. Sometimes we are called upon to render judgment in the court of the church and we may be called upon to sit on a jury in a civil court.
A. As a church we have judicial authority over our individual members. 1CO 5:12; 6:1-5.
1. 2. 3.
B. In 1.
2.
3.
Our power only extends to separating company from an offender.
Church membership is voluntary and apostates are free to leave. JOH 6:66-68. This is a power of free association that can only be harmed by church incorporation, not helped by it.

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