by Jeff Strite

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I Noah Man (6 of 7)
Series: The Beginning and the End
Jeff Strite
Genesis 6:5-13

Someone put together a list entitled:
''All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Noah's Ark''

Noah didn't wait for his ship to come in, he built one.
Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Stay fit. When you're 500 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big.
Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board the ark, but so were the snails.
Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.
No matter how bleak it looks, if God is with you, there's always a rainbow on the other side/
And above all else... don't miss the boat.

There are many things to be learned from this story of Noah and the Ark, but most folks won't learn them because they don't believe what the Bible said about it.

The Bible is very clear about the facts of the story:
Mankind had become unbelievably evil... so much so that God was grieved and filled with pain and decided to send a flood to destroy all of mankind. BUT God found one man named Noah, and his family, who were worth saving.
God instructed Noah to build a huge box of a boat called an ark and brought the animals to be saved to Noah. The floods came, the ark rose, and the whole earth was covered with water. Noah and his family stayed on board the ark for the better part of a year, and once they came off the boat God promised He'd never flood the earth again.

And you know it really isn't that hard to believe the Bible account. Over 270 cultures around the world still have ancient stories about a great flood, and most of them tell the same story:

Man became corrupt
The Flood was worldwide
Eight people were survived the flood
Representatives of all land animals were saved
A dove was released to find dry land
The survivors came down from a mountain to repopulate the whole world
And the hero's name is often a variant of Noah:

Nu-u; Nu-Wah; N ...

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