AM Sermon 8/2/15: “Come Into the Ark”

AM Scripture Reading: Genesis 7.1-7

This Morning’s Sermon:

Brent T. Willey

“COME INTO THE ARK”

Genesis 7.1

Introduction:

  1. “Then the Lord said unto Noah, ‘Come into the ark, you and your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation’” (Gen. 7.1).
  2. This is the first Divine invitation given in the Bible. [bō-attah – hT*a^-aB{], an imperative, means, “you come.”
  3. There are some interesting applications…

AN INVITATION TO ESCAPE CALAMITY

  1. “And God said to Noah, ‘The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth’” (Gen. 6.13).
    1. Why? (Gen. 6.5, 11-13)
    2. “But Noah found grace…” (Gen. 6.8).
    3. How? (Gen. 6.14; 7.1)
  2. Peter warned of the final Judgment! (2 Pet. 3.10-12).
    1. Many fear the wrong things. (Matt. 10.28)
    2. Escape comes from the gospel of Christ! (Titus 2.11-14; cf., Rom. 1.16; Mark 16.15-16; 1 Pet. 3.20-21)

AN INVITATION TO TAKE A STEP OF FAITH

  1. The whole scenario was a step of faith! (Heb. 11.7)
    1. This was all very new for Noah, but he did it! (Gen. 6.22)
    2. Noah was the “preacher of righteousness” (2 Pet. 2.5).
  2. We too are invited to take a step of faith!
    1. “By faith” that we will obey God. (Heb. 11.6; Heb. 5.8-9)
    2. Prepare, build & collect… (Matt. 28.19-20; 2 Tim. 2.2)
    3. There are still dissenters! (2 Pet. 3.1-7; cf., Gal. 6.9)

AN INVITATION TO THE WHOLE FAMILY

  1. “Come into the ark, you and your household” (Gen. 7.1).
    1. Fortunately, Noah’s family listened to him!
    2. Some don’t listen. (Gen. 19.12-26; 1 Sam. 2.22-23, 30)
  2. God “saves” families! (Acts 11.13-14; 16.15; 16.30-31)
    1. This can be difficult. (Mark 6.1-4; cf., John 7.5)
    2. The parent’s duty. (Deut. 6.4-9; Prov. 22.6; Eph. 6.4)

Conclusion: The storm is coming. How will you respond?