Building Blocks of Character
Genesis 5:21-22, 24; Hebrews 11:5-6, 33-36, 40; Exodus 32:29
DESCRIPTION OF SERMON: Not much is said about Enoch in the bible, but his character was a testimony through generations after him. His testimony was pleasing to God because he had faith to believe that God exist and God rewarded him for diligently seeking him. The message encourages us to have confidence in God, make the right choices and be aware of the consequences of our decisions.
POINTS: 1. Confidence - ability
a. In what God shows us
b. In what God sends us
2. Choices - responsibility
a. His Word which brings illumination
b. His Spirit which brings inspiration
c. Our heart which brings revelation
3. Consequences - accountability
a. The path that pleases God
b. God prefers it
I believe God wants to build our spiritual character, our Christian character. We will be talking about Enoch. Not a lot is said about Enoch in the bible. What is said is very unusual and very powerful. Genesis 5:21 says, "Enoch lived 65 years and then he begot Methuselah." In other words, he was 65 years old and then he had a child. Verse 22 says, "Enoch walked with God..."
Very important! "Enoch walked with God after he begot Methuselah 300 years, and then he begot sons and daughters." So he lived a total of 365 years. And after his first child God said that he walked with the Lord. It is very important as we have children for fathers to know this, its very important that they see you walk with God. Sometimes when we have children we say that's a good excuse for us to stop walking with God because of all the trouble they bring. But imagine Enoch, he had sons and daughters and lived 365 years. At 65 years old he had a child named Methuselah and then he started having other children. After that first child he lived 300 years. He probably saw 15 generations of children and grandchildren, maybe more, depending how young or ol ...
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