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King at the Flood (4 of 7)
Series: The Days of Noah
If you have your Bible, please turn to Genesis chapter 7. We’re in a series called ''The Days of Noah.'' And we’ve been looking at what the Bible has to say about this guy, Noah, and the days in which we live. And we’ve said how important these days are, because Jesus said, ''As it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.'' And so, if you want to know what the coming days are going to be like, just go back to see what the days were like, days before God destroyed the world with the flood.
Now we have looked at the wickedness of the world in the first sermon in this series. And then, we talked about Noah and how Noah was a man just like you and me, but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord and responded to God’s grace. And then, last week, we talked about the ark and what that box was like. It was basically a big box shaped like a coffin, and it was there to provide salvation. It’s a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And, today, we want to look at the story of Noah: what does it teach us about God and how God rules and reigns?
Lots of people have trouble with God. They don’t like the way God does things. They think God doesn’t do right. Atheists and scoffers and mockers and people who have a bent against God, for whatever reason, boy, they love to jump on the Genesis story, on the flood story, and say, ''You know, if you Christians believe that God brought a flood.'' See, first of all, they think it’s all just a fairy tale. But if you really believe that, then you have to conclude that God is a genocidal maniac, because He wiped out the whole world, 7 billion people, as some have estimated. He wiped them out just like (snaps fingers) that. And as one man said, ''The flood is an atrocity of the highest order. It is mass murder on a global scale.'' And so he rejected the whole idea of God, because if the Bible is true, then God is the worst cha ...
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