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“Pride and Providence” (Genesis 11:1–32)

Cameron Jungels/Eastside Baptist/Sun PM June 29, 2014 

1.       What is the Problem with the People at Babel? 

·         The Problem with the People at Babel was Pride. 

                                                              i.      The Pride of Rebellion

                                                           ii.      The Pride of Autonomous Human Effort

                                                   iii.      The Pride of Arrogance and Glory-Seeking

 

·         God’s Response to the Problem of human Pride is judgment and humiliation. – God humbles the proud but exalts the lowly and humble.

 

Transition: We are still in need of redemption because our pride, arrogance, and rebellion brings the just wrath of God.

 

2.      What is the Purpose of the List of People? 

·         The Purpose of the List of People at the end of Genesis 11 is to show us the Providence of God in the outworking of his covenant Plan of redemption.

 

Main Idea: In our humanity, we are prone to pride, selfish glory-seeking, and a desire for autonomy from God. Our holy God must judge this pride and rebellion. But in his holy love, he has also providentially provided for our redemption through his plan to bring a Deliverer-Messiah-Savior into the world through the line of Shem and Abraham.

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“Before Abraham Was, I AM” (John 8:48–59)

Cameron Jungels/Eastside Baptist/Sun AM/June 29, 2014 

 

1.       Jesus gives eternal life (that begins now) to everyone who keeps his word.

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Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”” (John 8:51, NIV)

 

“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”” (John 11:21–27, NIV)

 

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24, NIV)

 

2.      Jesus can give eternal life to those who keep his word, because he is the Ever-Living One, the Great “I AM,” and the source of all life.

 

“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.” (John 8:58–59, NIV)

 

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ” God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ “This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3:13–15, NIV)

 

Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. The second and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. Finally, the woman died too. Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?” Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”” (Luke 20:27–38, NIV)

 

Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.” (Exodus 3:6, NIV)

 

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58, ESV)

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“Lord of All the Nations” (Genesis 10:1–32)

Cameron Jungels/Eastside Baptist/Sunday PM/June 22, 2014

 

10 This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.

The sons of Japheth:

Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.

The sons of Gomer:

Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.

The sons of Javan:

Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites. (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)

The sons of Ham:

Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.

The sons of Cush:

Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka.

The sons of Raamah:

Sheba and Dedan.

Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in Shinar.  11 From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.

13 Egypt was the father of

the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.

15 Canaan was the father of

Sidon his firstborn,  and of the Hittites, 16 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 17 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.

Later the Canaanite clans scattered 19 and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, as far as Lasha.

20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.  

21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.

22 The sons of Shem:

Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.

23 The sons of Aram:

Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.

24 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah,

and Shelah the father of Eber.

25 Two sons were born to Eber:

One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

26 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

30 The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.

31 These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

32 These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood. 

 

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” (Acts 17:26, NIV) 

 

God is sovereign over the nations.

 When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.” (Deuteronomy 32:8, NIV)  

God scattered the nations throughout the earth.

God singled out a nation on which to bestow his grace.

God has purposed to save people from every nation through his grace to his chosen nation. 

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”” (Genesis 12:1–3, NIV) 

 

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9–10, NIV)

 

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”” (Revelation 5:9–10, NIV)

 

Main Idea: It is through God’s grace to one nation that all of the nations of the world have been blessed.

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“Before Abraham Was, I AM” (John 8:48-59), Part 1

Cameron Jungels/Eastside Baptist/Sun AM/June 22, 2014

 

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

48 The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?”

49 “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”

52 At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death. 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?”

54 Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. 55 Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”

57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”

58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds. (John 8:42–59, niv)

 

30 Even as he spoke, many believed in him. 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:30–32, niv)

 

21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” (John 11:21–27, niv)

 

24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24, niv)

 

Main Idea: Jesus gives eternal life that begins now to everyone who keeps his Word.

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“The Legacy of a Godly Father” (Deuteronomy 6:1–9)

Cameron Jungels/Eastside Baptist/Sun AM/June 15, 2014 

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.” (Proverbs 13:22, NIV)

Godly fathers leave a spiritual inheritance to their children and their grandchildren (Deut 6:1–3).

 

These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.” (Deuteronomy 6:1–3, NIV) 

 

Godly fathers leave a spiritual inheritance by loving God with all their heart, soul, and strength (Deut 6:4–5).

 

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:4–5, NIV) 

 

Godly fathers leave a spiritual inheritance by demonstrating that love for God by obeying his commands (Deut 6:1–3, 6).

 

These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.” (Deuteronomy 6:1–3, NIV) 

 

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.” (Deuteronomy 6:6, NIV) 

 

Godly fathers leave a spiritual inheritance by saturating all of life with the truth of God’s Word (Deut 6:7–9).

 

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:6–9, NIV) 

 

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.” (Proverbs 13:22, NIV)

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“All In for God”

Pastor Cameron/Wed PM/June 11, 2014

 

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.  (Romans 12:9–12, niv)

 1.       Don’t be lazy in your passion for God (v. 11).

2.       Be set on fire by the Holy Spirit of God (v. 11).

3.       Serve your Lord God with all of your heart (v. 11).

4.      Set your hope on the future grace that has been promised and rejoice (v. 12).

5.       Persevere with endurance through affliction (v. 12).

6.      Be persistent and constant in prayer (v. 12).

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“The Consequences of Sin” (Genesis 9:18-29)

Cameron Jungels/Eastside Baptist/Sun PM/June 8, 2014 

Prologue 

The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth. (Genesis 9:18–19, NIV)

 

The Committing of Sin 

Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. (Genesis 9:20-21, NIV)

 

Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. (Genesis 9:22, NIV)

 

The Covering of Sin 

But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father's naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked. (Genesis 9:23, NIV)

 

The Consequences of Sin 

When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers." (Genesis 9:24-25, NIV)

 

The Grace of God 

He also said, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend Japheth's territory; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth." (Genesis 9:26–27, NIV)

 

Epilogue 

After the flood Noah lived 350 years. Noah lived a total of 950 years, and then he died. (Genesis 9:28-29, NIV)

 

Main Idea

Ø  Our only hope to be delivered from the consequences of sin is through the grace of God.

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“Who Is Your Father?” (John 8:37-47)

Cameron Jungels/Eastside Baptist/Sun AM/June 8, 2014

 

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31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. 38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father.”

39 “Abraham is our father,” they answered.

“If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would do what Abraham did. 40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. 41 You are doing the works of your own father.”

“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” (John 8:30–47, niv)

 

Whether or not you are a child of God cannot be determined by your physical parents or ancestry.

 

They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?" (John 8:33, NIV)

 

I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. (John 8:37, NIV)

 

I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father. “(John 8:38, NIV)

 

"Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do what Abraham did. (John 8:39, NIV)

As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. (John 8:40, NIV)

 

It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. (Romans 9:6, NIV)

 

Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned." (Romans 9:7, NIV)

 

In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring. (Romans 9:8, NIV)

 

What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion." (Romans 9:14-15, NIV)

 

It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy. (Romans 9:16, NIV)

 

A child of God is supernaturally, spiritually fathered by God by means of the new birth.

 

Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." (John 8:47, NIV)

 

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God– (John 1:12, NIV)

 

children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. (John 1:13, NIV)

 

Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. (John 3:5, NIV)

 

Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.' (John 3:6-7, NIV)

 

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." (John 3:8, NIV)

 

A child of God hears and believes the Word of God.

 

I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. (John 8:37, NIV)

 

Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. (John 8:43, NIV)

 

Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." (John 8:47, NIV)

 

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. (1 John 4:15, NIV)

 

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God (1 John 5:1, NIV)

 

We accept human testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. (1 John 5:9, NIV)

 

Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. (1 John 5:10, NIV)

 

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.  (1 John 5:11-12, NIV)

 

A child of God recognizes and loves the members of his own family.

 

Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. (John 8:42, NIV)

 

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. (1 John 5:1, NIV)

 

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:7-8, NIV)

 

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:11-12, NIV)

 

A child of God bears the family resemblance with a life that is increasingly conforming to the will of the Heavenly Father.

 

 

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."(John 8:31-32, NIV)

 

"Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do what Abraham did. (John 8:39, NIV)

 

As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. (John 8:40, NIV)

 

You are doing the works of your own father." "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself." (John 8:41, NIV)

 

But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. (1 John 3:5, NIV)

 

No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. (1 John 3:6, NIV)

 

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. (1 John 3:7, NIV)

 

The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. (1 John 3:8, NIV)

 

No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. (1 John 3:9, NIV)

 

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God's child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister. (1 John 3:10, NIV)

 

Main Idea: A child of God is known not by any claim to physical ancestry; a child of God is known by their hearing the Word of God, believing in Jesus Christ, loving the family of God, and growing in Christlike behavior.

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“The Covenant-Making God” (Genesis 9:8-17)

Cameron Jungels/Eastside Baptist/Sun PM/June 1, 2014

 

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”” (Genesis 9:8–17, NIV)

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God graciously initiated a covenant with Noah. God’s covenant with Noah results in blessings for every creature. God’s covenant with Noah is faithfully kept and maintained by God himself. God’s covenant with Noah is an everlasting covenant. God’s covenant with Noah was sealed with a sign. God’s covenant with Noah serves as a model for all of his gracious covenants.

Main Idea

Ø  God graciously makes covenants that result in blessing and salvation for his people.

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