December 3, 2023
Pastor Alan Smith
I. The World Sin Corrupted
The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
II. Graceful Deliverance
Then the LORD said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.
Where sin abounds, Grace abounds all the more
III. Sacrificial Covenant
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.
The Flood Foreshadows:
A. Final Judgment with Fire (2 Peter 3:5-7)
B. Final Salvation (1 Peter 3:20-21)
C. Final Days (Matthew 24:37-44)
D. Final Remedy for Sin (Hebrews 9:26)
[Christ] appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
God’s Promises Are Fulfilled in the Work of Christ Jesus our Lord
- Today, I confess Jesus as my Savior and Lord.
- I want to walk through the waters of baptism.
- I commit to sharing the Hope of Christ this Advent season.
- Read 2 Peter 3:5-7, how does Peter see the flood and how it relates to our lives today?
- Read Genesis 9:2-3. Compare and contrast with the Genesis 2:16-17
- Read 2 Peter 2:5, 3:5-7. How does Peter view the promises of God based on the flood?
- What is the most interesting story in your personal family history?
- Read Matthew 1:1-11. What stands out to you in Jesus’ family tree?
- Why do you think Matthew began the Christmas story with such a detailed account of Jesus’s family history?