Noah: A Grace Filled Father!

Noah: A Father to Remember!

A Sermon By: Pastor Henry T. Anderson

Windsor Avenue Bible Church, Oceanside, NY

Genesis 5:28-29

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

Psalm 96

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.

Hebrews 11:7

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.

John 3:16

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!

Psalm 25:21

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.

Proverbs 25:28

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!

Psalm 119:11

11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

7. That they live Humble and Righteous lives…

Micah 6:8

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?

8. Mercy

Luke 6:36

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!

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

11. Faithful

Proverbs 28:20

20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

12. Courage

Deuteronomy 31:6

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.

13. Purity

Psalm 51:10

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.

15. Generous

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!

Romans 14:19

19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

17. Joy

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.

18. Patience

Hebrews 12:1

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.

Titus 3:2

2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

20. Compassionate.

Colossians 3:12

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.

Galatians 6:5

5 For every man shall bear his own burden. (Oh boy…)

22. Contentment

Philippians 4:11

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

23. Faith

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!

Ephesians 6:7

7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

25. Pray that they know The Lord’s Coming Back!

Titus 2:13

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour