Friday, July 7, 2017

Noah and the Great Flood

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Genesis 1
In the book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Bible …
Genesis 2
… we read of a time when the wickedness of man was very great.
Genesis 3
Might was right and people killed each other and thought nothing of it.

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Genesis 4
When God looked down on this bloodshed and wickedness …
Genesis 5
… He knew that before long man would destroy not only his body but his soul.
Genesis 6
In all of the world, there was only one man and his family living the way God wanted them to.

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Genesis 7
That man was Noah. Noah believed in God and was thankful for whatever God gave him. The faith of this man caused him to find favour in the sight of the Lord.
Genesis 8
One day God told Noah to go and warn the sinful people of the world that unless they live differently they were going to be punished.
Genesis 9
Noah did as God had told him to do. He told the people what God had said and pleaded with them to get on their knees and ask for God’s forgiveness.

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Genesis 10
But the people of the world just laughed at Noah. So what if there was a God? God never did anything to anyone.
Genesis 11
But Noah rebuked the people. God had given Noah a job to do and Noah knew that if God was with him, no man could stand against him. So he spoke out bravely and earnestly.
Genesis 12
The reaction of the people was always the same. Nobody was going to tell them what to do, not even the God who made them.

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Genesis 13
One day, Noah heard God say that the time had come for the earth to be destroyed. Every living thing was to perish except Noah, his family and a certain number of animals.
Genesis 14
A huge boat was to be built and God had told Noah exactly how to build it.
Genesis 15
Since Noah and his sons believed in God, they lost no time in doing what they had been told.

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Genesis 16
Now the building of the ark was no secret and the framework of the huge vessel attracted a lot of attention.
Genesis 17
People began to be curious. What is this crazy old man up to this time?
Genesis 18
When Noah told them there was a flood coming to destroy every living thing on Earth, except those that were in the ark…

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Genesis 19
… the unbelieving people were certain the old man had lost his mind. There was nothing Noah could say that made any difference.
Genesis 20
They refused to listen and went on back to their sinful ways of living.
Genesis 21
But the day finally came when the ark was completed. Then Noah set about doing the other things God had told him to do.

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Genesis 22
The pairs of all the different kinds of animals were taken into the ark.
Genesis 23
Food and other supplies were brought aboard, enough to last for a long, long time.
Genesis 24
When all of this was done. Noah, his sons and their wives all went into the ark.

Genesis 28Genesis 29Genesis 30

Genesis 28
All this time Noah and his family simply waited on the Lord.
Genesis 29
Five days went by, then six, and still nothing happened.
Genesis 30
On that seventh day, the things that Noah warned the people about for 120 years came to pass.

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Genesis 28
All this time Noah and his family simply waited on the Lord.
Genesis 29
Five days went by, then six, and still nothing happened.
Genesis 30
On that seventh day, the things that Noah warned the people about for 120 years came to pass.

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Genesis 31
The Bible says the windows of Heaven were opened.
Genesis 32
The fountains of the great deep were broken open …
Genesis 33
… and people were caught by surprise when the flood came and took them away.

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Genesis 34
According to the Bible, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights.
Genesis 35
When it had finally stopped raining, the water was ­­­higher than the top of the highest mountain.
Genesis 36
The people and the animals outside the ark had perished.

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Genesis 37
Week after week went by, even months, and the water remained upon the earth.
Genesis 38
Then one day God made a wind to pass over the earth.
Genesis 39
The waters began to go down and the ark began to settle, somewhere high above the mountains of Ararat.

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Genesis 40
Not long after that Noah sent out a raven and a dove.
Genesis 41
The dove returned and Noah knew that the waters were not yet gone.
Genesis 42
Seven days went by and Noah sent out the dove the second time.

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Genesis 43
This time she returned with an olive twig. The waters were going down and soon Noah and his family could leave the ark and live once more upon the Earth.
Genesis 44
Sure enough, shortly after that God told Noah to take his family …
Genesis 45
... and all the living things that were left in the ark lived once more upon the Earth.

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Genesis 46
Noah and his family were thankful to God for saving them and God was pleased with their faith and their thanksgiving.
Genesis 47
God set a rainbow in the clouds as a promise that never again would He destroy the Earth with a flood. The Bible tells us that disobedience still brings God’s judgement, but through Jesus, God has made a way for us to be forgiven and rescued.


Noah and the Great Flood
Noah is instructed by God to build an ark to escape the great flood.
Genesis 6:9 - 9:17


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