A Brief Study of Noah
Why is it important to study Old Testament Men and Women? (Romans
15:4) "For whatsoever things were written
aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience
and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."
Why Noah? Because, his faith is spoken of even in the New Testament.
"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."
I. Facts of Noah’s
Noah was the son of Lamech
KJV 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.
He lived to be 950 years old/ Six hundred years old when the flood
KJV Genesis 7:6
6. And Noah was six hundred years old when the
flood of waters was upon the earth.
950 at death – 350 after the flood
KJV Genesis 9:28-29
28. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred
and fifty years.
29. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred
and fifty years: and he died.
Noah had three sons
KJV Genesis 5:32
And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah
begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
II. The flood / destruction
Why, the wickedness of man was great
KJV Genesis 6:5-7
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.
6. And it repented the Lord that he had made man
on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom
I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the
creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have
How Noah was to save his family and himself
KJV Genesis 6:13-22
13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh
is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them;
and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt
thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
(Any other wood would be addition (Revelation 22:18-19) – Just liking adding
to any other of God’s commands.
15. And this is the fashion which thou shalt
make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth
of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A Cubit
is 18 inches. Length would have been 450 feet. The width 75 feet. The height
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
17. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood
of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of
life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18. But with thee will I establish my covenant;
and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and
thy sons' wives with thee.
19. And of every living thing of all flesh, two
of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee;
they shall be male and female.
20. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle
after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind,
two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21. And take thou unto thee of all food that
is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for
thee, and for them.
22. Thus did Noah; according to all that God
commanded him, so did he.
God decided that 120 years was enough time to complete his commands
KJV Genesis 6:3
And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always
strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred
and twenty years.
III. The Judgment
of that day Compared to the Judgment of our day to come
Genesis 7 begins with God telling Noah 7 days are left then 40 days
and nights of rain will come
KJV Genesis 7:4
4. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to
rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance
that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Eight Souls were saved
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.
KJV Genesis 7:7
Few will be saved in the final day
KJV Matthew 7:13-14
13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide
is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many
there be which go in thereat:
14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is
the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Many were "partying and being merry" then the flood came – so shall
And knew not until the flood came, and took them
all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
KJV Matthew 24:36-39
36. But of that day and hour knoweth no man,
no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37. But as the days of Noe 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,
Many thought they were OK, not worrying. Many in the final day will
exceed that by even thinking they are saved
KJV Matthew 7:21-23
21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven.
22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord,
have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23. And then will I profess unto them, I never
knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
IV. The Ark and The
The Only Saved People in Noah’s day were in the Ark
And God remembered Noah, and every living thing,
and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to
pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
KJV Genesis 8:1
The Only Saved People Now will be in the Church
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as
Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
KJV Ephesians 5:23
Just as Noah had the Only Ark – There is only ONE Church
KJV 1 Corinthians 12:12 (the Body is the
Church Colossians 1:18)
For as the body is one, and hath many members,
and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also
Just like there was one door (Genesis 6:16), there is one way in
to the Church
KJV 1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one
body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have
been all made to drink into one Spirit.
V. The Ark and The
Plan of Salvation
Folks today want to change the plan of Salvation – they want it to
be shorter, less narrow, and for everyone. The Bible gives us a specific
plan. One that few will find (Matthew 7:13-14).
Some stop at faith
KJV James 2:24-26
24. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified,
and not by faith only.
25. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified
by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another
26. For as the body without the spirit is dead,
so faith without works is dead also.
God has given us our 300x50x30. He says he is the ONLY way.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and
the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
KJV John 14:6
What if Noah would have decided to stop the ark at 50 cubits long
– 75 feet?
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you,
neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments
of the Lord your God which I command you.
KJV Deuteronomy 4:2
There are 5 steps – hearing, then believing, then repenting, then confessing,
then being buried in baptism.
Romans 10:14-17, Luke 13:3, Romans 10:10, and Acts 2:38
What about Baptism? Folks want to change it all day long. Say it
is not the point of completion in God’s plan for salvation from alien sinner
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also
now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer
of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
KJV 1 Peter 3:20-21
20. Which sometime were disobedient, when once
the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was
a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
What do you want God to say to you in that final day?
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