"The Message Preached" - (1 Corinthians 1:21)


  • Introduction
    1. Romans 15:4
      According to the Holy Spirit, through the apostle Paul, the scriptures of the Old Testament are useful to us for the purpose of learning.
    2. B.Genesis 6:1-9:17
      One truly amazing example comes from the Flood.
  1. Corruption
    1. Genesis 6:5-6, 11-12
      From such an early time as this the whole world was overrun with evil.
    2. 1 John 2:15-17
      The earth is still full of corruption.
  2. Surprise Destruction
    1. Matthew 24:36-38
      Because they didn't take God's warnings seriously, the flood took everyone by surprise.
    2. 2 Peter 3:5-13
      Although we don't know just when it will occur, the earth's final end should not surprise us. We've received fair warning.
  3. Minority Salvation
    1. 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5
      God saved so few in the flood.
    2. Matthew 7:13-14
      Still, only few will be saved in Christ.
  4. One Vessel Built For Safety
    1. Genesis 6:14
      God instructed Noah to build an ark for the saving of his household.
    2. Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23
      Christ built the church, which is His body, for the saving of all who are in it.
  5. Door
    1. Genesis 6:16
      The subjects of this salvation were to enter by one door.
    2. John 10:1-9; 14:6
      So it is with our present salvation; there is only one way to access it. Jesus is that one door through which we must enter to be saved. He is the only way to get in.
  6. Window
    1. Genesis 6:16
      You're going to spend nearly one full year on a 101,250 square foot vessel. How many windows would you prefer? God sanctioned one.
    2. John 1:4-5; 8:12
      We, too, have just one source of light.
  7. Family
    1. Genesis 7:7, 13, 8:16, 18
      The ark contained one family.
    2. Ephesians 2:18-19; 3:14-15
      God's saved people today are a family, too.
  8. Separation
    1. Genesis 7:23
      The rest of the world perished, but Noah's family was separated from the destruction.
    2. 2 Corinthians 6:17
      God still expects us to be separate.
  9. Food
    1. Genesis 6:21
      God made provision for Noah's family to eat.
    2. John 6:35
      Jesus is our food and water.
  10. Sacrifice
    1. Genesis 8:18-20
      When he emerged from the ark Noah offered up sacrifices to God.
    2. Hebrews 13:15
      Let us do the same through thanksgiving.
    3. Romans 12:1
      Our every deed should be done in sacrifice to Him who saved us.
  11. Promise
    1. Genesis 8:21-22, 9:8-17
      God promised Noah He would not flood the earth again.
    2. 1 John 2:25
      We await the promise of eternal life.

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