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Noah: A Working Faith (3 of 10)
Series: Walking With the Giants
Hebrews 11:7; Genesis 6-7
INTRO: I want you to take God's precious, holy Word now this morning and be finding your place at Hebrews chapter 11. We are in a series of messages from God's Hall of Faith that we have entitled, ''Walking With The Giants.'' And what we're doing in this series of studies is finding out what just what kind of faith Abel had; what kind of faith Enoch and Noah and Abraham and Sarah and Isaac and Jacob and Moses and Rahab had that caused the Lord to place them into this great listing of the heroes and heroines of the faith. You see, evidently there was something unique and special about their faith that caused them to be selected and pointed to as examples of great faith for us to follow today.
That's why the bible says in 1st Corinthians 10 that ''all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. . .'' and then it reminds us that ''No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful. . .'' So, when we study the lives of these great men and women of the faith, make sure that you understand two things. One, the times that they lived and walked in weren't all that much different than the times that you and I live and walk in today. (People are still people. They had the same temptations and frustrations that we have today.) And two, the reason for their great faith is that they trusted, ultimately, in the faithfulness of God Himself. That ought to be a great encouragement to you and me today - to know that because God is the same and never changes, because He's the same ''yesterday, today and forever,'' you and I can exhibit and experience great faith, because 'God is faithful.'
Now, before we get too far into this morning's message, I want to ask you a question. Can somebody tell me what tomorrow is? Halloween? Well, I guess that's partially cor ...
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