07.30.14

The Gospel in Genesis: The Flood

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At the New Life Conference, Ken Jones preached on the flood () to show its relation to 1) the manifestation of God’s holy and immutable hatred 2) the contaminating and corrupting effects of fallen man 3) punishment and purity 4) the final judgment 5) divine grace 6) covenantal underpinnings of the flood and 7) the covenant. Ken Jones reminds us why it matters that the waters didn’t touch Noah, “but they did touch the ark!” Christ is the church’s ark. C’mon up on The Front Porch and enjoy this sermon. This is the third of six sermons from this conference.

For a wrap-up of the whole conference, see one brother’s review.

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Genesis 7:1-6

7:1 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate, and seven pairs of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth. For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.” And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him.

Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth.

Genesis 8:1-2

8:1 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,

Genesis 8:20-22

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. 22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (ESV)

Ken Jones
Ken Jones serves as the pastor of Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. He is co-host of "The White Horse Inn" and is also a contributor to "Experiencing the Truth: Bringing the Reformation to the African-American Church".
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