Noah: A Father to Remember!
A Sermon By: Pastor Henry T. Anderson
Windsor Avenue Bible Church, Oceanside, NY www.windsoravenuebiblechurch.org
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.
Intro: Happy Father’s 2020! This Morning I’d like to look at Noah:
Noah was the man who, with his family, was saved from the great flood.
Noah means: Rest
His Occupation: Farmer, Preacher and Shipbuilder.
Noah was also a Father and a Family Man as well, and this morning we’re gonna look at The Man and Father Noah. The First thing about Noah was that:
1. Noah was a Man who Worshipped God.
In Genesis 8:20-21
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Why do think Noah built and altar and Worshipped God?
God just destroyed the Earth by Flood , Saving only Noah and his family and Noah, is saying Thank You!
Thank You God for getting’ through this, We Thank You,
We Worship You! What is Worship?
Let’s turn to Psalm 96, where we a good Bible Picture of Worship
1 O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Worship God is Singing unto The Lord,
3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
Worship God is declaring His Glory to the lost and dying world.
4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
Worshipping God is shouting it out and Praising, Oh God, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
We Worship Jehovah God, because verse 5:
5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
We got the right God, we’re not Worshipping an idol-a statue…
Worship is honoring God,
6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Worship is Giving to God,
7 Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
8 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
Worship is acknowledging His Holiness with fear, verse 9:
9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
I’m sure Noah said this to the people of his day, verse 10:
10 Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
Let everything Worship God!
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
And when you Worship God right, God will judge you right,
13 Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
And we know from Noah that people didn’t Worship God then, they would rather die in the Flood instead or Worshipping God.
And it’s no different today,
Today Man doesn’t Worship God, Man Worships:
- Self, me-me-me-me!!!!!!
Man Worships: Nature, Man Worships other people, that’s Humanism…
Man Worships - Their Senses, Their IPhone, the Computer, the Smart Phone, and Man spends hours upon hours tickling their Senses with these Electronic stuff.
According to Nielsen's Total Audience Report, Americans aged 18 and older spend more than 11 hours a day watching TV, listening to the radio or using smartphones and other electronic devices.
Considering that most people are awake 16 to 18 hours a day,
And Society Worships Electronics, are we Worship God?
Man Worships Self, Man Worships Senses, Man Worships:
Their Stash, Money, Money, Money… Ca’ching!!!
Man Worships their Statues, they Worshiped The Golden Calf and we got Bronze Bull on Wall Street,
Man Worships Science, a lot of TV shows people spend a lot of time watching are Science Shows: Cosmos, Carl Sagan Atheist, Through the Wormhole, Morgan Freeman, Atheist, The Story of God, Morgan Freeman, Atheist, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, Stephen Hawking is an Atheist too, Planet Earth, The Blue Earth, Living with Dinosaurs, Galapagos 3D, Africa and another 25 or so Science Documentaries, David Attenborough, Atheist, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Atheist…
Man Worships Self, Man Worships Senses, Man Worships: Their Stash, Science, and Man Worships Sexxxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!!!!!
But Noah, he Worship God, Dads- are we Worshipping God?
2. Noah was The Spiritual Leader in his House.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house”
Because of Noah’s Spiritual leadership, his family was saved!
Remember, We have Free Will, Noah’s Wife and Sons and his Daughter in Laws could have said: “We ain’t going, we’re staying here with our Friends, we’re not getting in that Ark with them Animals…
Kids, Wives, Family today, they have Free Will and can Accept of Reject a Father’s Leadership… They can reject or accept God…
How many Parents have heard your kids say: “I’m not going to Church we you, I’m staying, I’m sleeping in, or I’m going to the Beach with my friends today…” And Dad’s struggle with this…
Dad’s, you can Pray to God for your Family. This is called Intercessory Prayer.
Here’s a 30 Day Prayer list for your Family, your Wife & Children:
Pray for their: Number One (and this is not exhaustive):
1. Salvation if they’re not Saved.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Why don’t you Dad, win ‘em to The Lord!
2. Pray that they’ll Growth in Grace—"I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 3:18
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
3. Pray that they live a Love filled life!
John 13:34 Jesus said
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Nothing sadder than a child full of hate…
4. Pray that they’ll be Honest!
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
There’s a generation of liars out there.
5. Pray that they have Self-Control.
28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Sadly today’s Kids live by the motto of: No Rules…
6. Pray that they Love God's Word, The Holy Bible!
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
7. That they live Humble and Righteous lives…
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
9. Respect and Honor People.
1 Peter 2:17
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
10. Pray that they do Good Works!
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
14. Kindness—"Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else." 1 Thessalonians 5:15
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
1 Timothy 6:18
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute,
16. Pray that they live a Peaceful life!
19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
1 Thessalonians 1:6
6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
19. Pray that they don’t become a Bully.
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
21. Pray that they become Responsible.—"Grant that my children may learn responsibility.
5 For every man shall bear his own burden. (Oh boy…)
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
1 John 5:4
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
24. Pray that they have A Servant's Heart!
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
25. Pray that they know The Lord’s Coming Back!
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
26. Willingness to have a Positive attitude in life!
23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
27. Pray that they Love God they love themselves and others!
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28. Pray that they have a Heart for Telling others about God!
3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
29. Pray that they love their wife or future wife!
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Pray that you wife will love you and the kids. Titus 2:4
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
30. Pray that they have a Prayer Life!
1 Thessalonians 5:17
17 Pray without ceasing.
And there’s a 30 Day Prayer List for you Dads to be Praying for your Family!
And there is no age limitations on this, You Dads and Mom’s form the moment you find your wife is Pregnant and all throughout that child’s life. You never stop Parenting, Amen!
And you Grandparents and Aunt’s and Uncle’s should be Praying for your Families as well!
Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark… Why do you think they Listened to Noah?
3. Because Noah Preached The Gospel to his Family and those around him!
2 Peter 2:5
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
Dads, Not only are we to Pray for our Families, we’re to Preach to them!
A lot of Dads aren’t Preaching to their Kids anymore…
Madonna sang a song: “Poppa don’t Preach”
Dads aren’t Preaching to their Kids anymore…
- Dads are letting their Kids make their own decisions, their letting them grow up without God, Jesus, Church…
- Dads are hoping the Church of the Pastor can do something,
- Dads don’t want to hurt their Kids feelings, they don’t want to a Dad, they want to be a Cool hang out Friend,
It’s The Churches and Pastor’s Responsibility to Preach and Teach, but remember Dads, the Church only has them for an hour a week, the world’s got ‘em another 50-70 hours a week, you Dads gotta step up and start Preaching.
Noah Preached and so can us Dads…
4. Noah lived in Wicked Times.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Our Lord Jesus said when He returns (Second Coming), Society will be just like those of Noah! And Oh boy, don’t we live in a wicked culture…
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Yet, no one is listening today, just as back in the time of Noah.
And The Gov’t seems to be legalizing every sex thing, every vice thing, legalize Marijuana, legalized Gambling, legalized perverted Marriage…
There’s a lot of Temptations out there and rember:
5. Noah was Human, he Sinned.
He got drunk and naked, he got stupid, he sinned against God, and you what? We dads are sinners too! We do stupid things, we sin against God, but Praise God my Bible says in:
1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
God’s a Forgiving God, He’ll Forgive You!
And God is a Restoring God! My Bible also says in:
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
6. Noah was a good man, he listened to God.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
And when the Flood was about to start in: Genesis 7:1
1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
It's been said that amateurs built the ark while professionals built the Titanic. The difference?
God was involved in the design of the ark (Genesis 6:14-16). He gave explicit instructions to Noah for its design and waterproofing.
Men, Dads, are we listening to God? God has design and a plan for your life…
Noah was a Man who Worshipped God, He was The Spiritual Leader of His House, Noah Preach The Gospel to his Family and those around him, Noah lived in Wicked Times, Noah was Human, Noah listen to God, and lastly and more importantly:
7. Noah was a Saved Man! Noah is a Type or a Picture of The Christian.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord
What Noah's Ark was for him and his family, Jesus Christ is for believers.
The Ark is a Type of Jesus Christ.
God invited Noah to enter The Ark and we’re invited to accept God’s Son, The Lord Jesus Christ!
Jesus is still inviting everyone to come and trust Him as Lord & Savior!
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
There was only one way to enter The Ark: Through its Door!
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
And Jesus is The Door of Eternal Life, Jesus said in John 10:9
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
When you’re in The Ark, you’re Saved from Destruction!
Genesis 7:23 says:
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
When you’re a Christian, you’re Eternally Saved and Secured in Jesus Christ!
You’re Saved from an eternity in Hell…