The Man Who Was Familiar with God! (1 of 3) by Steve Wagers

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The Man Who Was Familiar with God! (1 of 3)
Series: A Closer Look at the Life of Enoch
Steve N. Wagers
Genesis 5: 21-24

A. Enoch: The Person!
B. Enoch: The Preacher!
A. The Passion that Directed His Walk!
B. The Progress that Defined His Walk!
A. The Life that He Lived!
B. The Legacy that He Left!

Whenever one thinks of great figures of history, there are many names that come to mind. In the world of:

Entertainment: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Elvis Presley.

Politics: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR, or JFK.

Finance: Howard Hughes, Bill Gates and Donald Trump.

Military: Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, George Patton

Baseball: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron and Cal Ripken.

Football: Jim Brown, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders.

Basketball: Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan.

Preaching: Savanarola, Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, C. H. Spurgeon, and George Whitfield.

Bible (OT): Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Elisha, David, Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel.

Bible (NT): Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Paul, Stephen, and of course, the name above all names, Jesus Christ.

However, of all of those names, there is one name that is tragically overlooked. It is a man by the name of Enoch. Enoch is my Bible hero. There are many patriarchs of the faith that I want to talk to when I get to Heaven, but one that I especially want to talk to is Enoch.

The life of Enoch both intrigues me and inspires me. There is very little that we know of Enoch from a human standpoint. His life is described with 51 words in the Old Testament, and 94 words in the New Testament.

The three passages that record his life are Genesis 5, Hebrews 11 and Jude 14-16. However, of what little we do know of him we are most definitely left with the impression that although he was little ...

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