GENESIS 5

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Genesis 5

SOMEONE SPECIAL

 

Most of us find genealogies difficult to follow.  In the middle of this genealogy we find someone special by the name of Enoch.  He is a "breath of fresh air", "a rose among the thorns".

 

MAN'S FAILURE - Vss. 5-20, 25-31

Since Adam and Eve's failure in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) there has been both physical and spiritual death.  In this genealogy there is a recurring phrase, "and he died" that applies to the various people in this genealogy. Enoch was the only exception.

 

ENOCH'S FRIEND - Vss. 21-24a

Enoch walked with God by faith (Hebrews 11:5-6).

If our faith is in Christ, we are God's friends (Romans 5:1).

If our faith is in Christ, we can have the fellowship with God that Enoch had as God's friend (John 15:1-7).

 

GOD'S FAITHFULNESS - Vs. 24b

God took Enoch home to be with Himself (Hebrews 11:5)

God takes those who know Christ home to be with Him (John 14:1-3)

 

 

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Genesis 5:21-24 etc.

THE RIGHT VIEW OF LIFE

 

We all need to have a view of life which get us through.  If we have the right view of life as Christians, we will serve God well.

 

Someone who developed a good healthy view of life was Enoch, first met by us in Genesis 5.  Enoch was a man known for his walk with God and other characteristics that gave him a great life's view.

 

DIRECTION - HE WALKED WITH GOD Vss. 21-24

 

DEPENDENCE - HE RELIED ON GOD Hebrews 11:5

 

DEMONSTRATION - HE LIVED FOR GOD - Hebrews 11:5

"...he had this testimony that he pleased God."

 

DECLARATION - HE SPOKE FOR GOD - Jude 14-16

 

 

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Genesis 5:21-24 etc.

MAY I

 

MAY I WALK WITH GOD LIKE ENOCH - Genesis 5:21-24, Hebrews 11:5-6

 

MAY I WORK FOR GOD LIKE NOAH - Genesis 6:22

 

MAY I WAIT FOR GOD LIKE ABRAHAM - Romans 4:3, 20-21

 

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