by John Barnett

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Fathers of the World (36 of 37)
Series: Authentic Christian Living
John Barnett
Hebrews 11; Genesis 6


Let’s open our Bibles to Hebrews 11 as we turn there I would like to share with you that we’re continuing and soon completing our series on Fathers. There’s so much in the Word of God about fathers about men about men of God that it’s hard to hasten through it and besides that sometimes I think that in a world that there is such a lacking of male leadership- there’s such a lack of male biblical role models for so much of our world to see God’s best that it’s sometimes good just to extol what God honors. And as you’re turning to Hebrews 11 we’re looking at Noah and I want to remind you that last week we looked at Job and Job was a father who prayed and Noah is a father who leads. I’m going to show you what I mean by that.

7 By faith and this is the great faith chapter God’s hall of fame the heroes of the faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, and that’s like us boy it right- he relates to us - we know about stuff that the world doesn’t know about right? There’s stuff coming and happening in this world that people haven’t seen yet and we know about it just like Noah knew about the flood because God says the end of the world’s going to be like Noah’s time- people are going to be eating, drinking and marrying and giving in marriage and they don’t even know until it hits them it’s going to come and that’s why we believe that the coming of Christ for his church is going to be an event that no one is going to realize is going to happen. That’s why we believe in the unexpected return of Christ his rapture because when Jesus comes to get His church and the judgment begins to be poured out on this planet nobody expects it to happen. Life is going to be as usual. So just like in the days of Noah we have been warned of things not seen-now listen to the next part- in reverence prepared an ark for the salv ...

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