COME INTO THE ARK
Dr. Rick E. Ferguson
Genesis 7:1-5, 13-24
As we return to our study of the book of
Genesis, I feel compelled to take a third and
final look at the narrative of Noah and the
ark (as it is recorded in Genesis 6-10). I
dAon't mean to wear out our interest in this
marvelous Old Testament event, but there is
soQvery,much spiritual truth hidden in these
verses that I simply must preach one more
message before leaving them.
After preaching two sermons on Noah and
the Ark, I think most of you are becoming
quiite familiar with this story. Let me give
you a littleppp _quiz to see how much you are
retaining from our messages. I have a one-
question pop quiz:
Question: What was the name of Noah's wife?
Answer: Joan of Ark!
Well, you didn't do too well on that
question. Let me give you an extra-credit
question and we'll see how you fair.
Question: How do we know that Noah bad a pig on the ark?
Answer: We know he bad a pig because he bad Ham. The Bible says he
took Shem, Ham and Japheth with him.
Now today I want us to take a close look
at ark itself,-for we see a beautiful
picture of the Lord Jesus Christ in the ark
that God designed and Noah built.
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You see, many Old Testament events, people
and artificats were what we call "biblical
types": They were a prophetic illustration
or a picture of a New Testament reality.
Everything you read in the book of Genesis
points us to Jesus Christ and the cross of
God did not tell Noah to build an ark as
simply some random act of impulse. God told
Noah to build the ark because it served as an
ancient prophetic picture or type of the Lord
Jesus. The ark pointed to the day when God
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