by Jeff Lynn

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What Are You Building? (5 of 12)
Series: Roots
Jeff Lynn
Genesis 6:5-7:16
October 16, 2011

TEXT: Genesis 6:5-8

In this series of messages we have been taking a look at the history of our spiritual family.
This morning we find ourselves taking a look at Noah.

We are all descendants of Noah.

What do you think of when you think of the story of Noah?

When I think of the story of Noah, I think of both God's judgment and His mercy.

God judged the wicked world by a flood, but had mercy on Noah who was shows to be a righteous man, blameless in his generation, and he walked with God.

God told Noah that he would never again destroy the earth by water, when in Genesis 9:11 He said,

I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.
Genesis 9:11

Many people when they think of the story of Noah think about the rainbow that was a reminder to God and to man that He would never destroy the earth by water again.

He said in verse 13:

I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Genesis 9:13

You may be thinking, "What in the world does this story have to do with me?"


Although God said that the earth would never be destroyed by water, He HAS promised that it will one day be destroyed by fire.

And then and there, just like we are going to read today, there will be a demonstration of God's judgment and His mercy.

See, the Bible is not just a collection of stories that are not connected to one another together by man in order to create a religion.

It is a story of redemption; from Genesis to Revelation there is a common theme that we see where God is continually demonstrating His mercy and His judgment.

Just as we have seen the beginning of this story unfold over the last couple of weeks, there will come a day when it will all ...

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