GENESIS 6

5 Outlines

 

Genesis 6:5-9

BEFORE THE FLOOD

 

THE SINFULNESS OF MAN – Vs. 5

THE SORROW OF GOD – Vs. 6

THE SENTENCE OF DEATH – Vs. 7

THE SELECTION OF NOAH – Vs. 8

THE STANDARDS OF CHARACTER – Vs. 9

 

 

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Genesis 6

APPRECIATING A GREAT MAN

 

I know a man who grew up during the depression. One Christmas he got nothing but a fountain pen as a gift. He wanted to quit high school and work to help the family, but his parents wouldn't let him. This same man served his country in World War II. He worked for the same company for 45 years. When first married, he lived in a rented two room apartment, to which they added a baby boy. This same man worked two and three jobs to make ends meet. He modeled honesty, integrity, and religious conviction to his four children. He spent time with his children, and joined the Boy Scout committee the same night his oldest boy joined the scouts. He tried to help his offspring any way he could.

If I were to call this man today and ask for help, he'd give to me.

I know. I'm his oldest boy. Thanks Dad!

 

Just as I appreciate my parents for good reasons, we should appreciate the Bible Characters which God has placed in the Bible as examples for us.  One man that we should certainly appreciate is Noah.

 

THE TIMES OF NOAH Vss. 1-7, 11-13

Noah lived in the hardest of times.

 

THE TESTIMONY OF NOAH Vss. 8-9

1. Noah found grace.

2. Noah was a just (righteous) man.

3. Noah was a perfect (sincere, not sinless) man

4. Noah walked with God.

 

THE TESTING OF NOAH Vss. 14-22

Vs. 14 - Noah was told to make an ark. It is likely that it had never rained. This was a test of his faith. Also, imagine the ridicule Noah received from the neighbors. It might have been called "Noah's folly".

They also rejected his preaching (2 Peter 2:5).

Vs. 15-21 - Noah's obedience was tested.  He was told exactly what to do. There was to be no variation.

Vs. 22 - Noah passed the test. He did exactly as he was told.

 

 

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Genesis 6

NOAH

 

A MESS - Vss. 1-7, 11-12 - The wickedness of man abounded.

 

A MAN - Vss. 8-10 - Noah found grace in God's eyes.

 

A MESSAGE - Vss. 13-21 - God instructed Noah to build the ark.

 

A METHOD - Vs. 22 - Noah did exactly as he was told!

 

 

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Genesis 6-9

ADVENTURE IN THE WILL OF GOD

 

Many men and women have a sense of adventure.

They would like to go where few men or women have ever gone.

They would like to do what few men or women have ever done.

They would like to be what few men or women have ever been.

With a desire for adventure, folks have gone into the air, out of planes, into the jungle, into the desert, into the artic, into space, into the military, and a host of other places.

 

In this passage we look at the life of a man who probably didn't have much sense of adventure, but had a great adventure simply doing the will of God.

 

This best adventures we can have are found in doing God's will.

According to Romans 12:2, God's will is good, acceptable and perfect.

 

Noah's adventure included:

 

PREPARATION

Preparing the ark - Genesis 6:14-22

Preaching to men - 2 Peter 2:5

Procuring the animals - Genesis 7:1-4, 11-16

Possessing the ark - Genesis 7:1-7

 

PRESERVATION - Genesis 7:16, 8:1-4, 13-14

 

PRESCRIPTION - Genesis 8:15-9:7

There were certain things which God required of man, as new life began.

Everyone was to leave the ark. Genesis 8:15-16

Everyone was to multiply.Genesis 8:17

Man was not to eat blood. Genesis 9:4

Man was given responsibility to take the life of the murderer. Genesis 9:6

 

PROMISES

God has kept the promises he made found in Genesis 6:13,20, 7:1-4, and 9:13-17

 

PROBLEM - Genesis 9:20-29

Although Noah was a great man, he still had his own adventure with sin.  Let us always be on guard against following this example.

 

 

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Genesis 6:11-22

PREPARING FOR THE FLOOD 

 

MAN’S CORRUPTION – Vss. 11-12

GOD’S CONCLUSION – Vs. 13

GOD’S COMMANDS – Vss. 14-21

NOAH’S COMPLIANCE – Vs. 22

 

 

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