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October 7, 2022 6:00 am
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Not only did Noah preach every tree that fell in the forest every angle from every hammer preached the coming judgment of God. How many times in our generation is a person entitled to hear the gospel and rejected die that every yet and westernize civilization gospel is all around folks they don't want and it is up to us to get it to them.
This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston. Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville.
Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of Genesis.
Please stay with us after today's message more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching. Now here's Pastor Rick with part two of his message called Nola a qualified life in Genesis chapter 6 know the man found grace in the eyes of the Lord our text again. Verse nine Noah was a righteous man perfect in his generation, Noah walked with God literally with God. He walked to and fro. That's closer to the Hebrew emerges not only as the best bad generation, but as a remarkably complete man where it says that he was righteous that primarily has to do with his man were to experience it was righteous towards other men. When the day came when he had to hire people to help build the ark was no way he and his boys could've built that are I'm invisible miracle will then God could give your ark, but Billy had to cut wood and he had to get people to help you, and I'm sure people didn't mind working for him because he was fair as a righteous man, but the perfect perfect in his generation. That is God word when God saw when he saw Moses was a man who would actually walk with him because he was submitted to him in the two can walk could be any other way than anything less than that. So these words is descriptive of qualified life of God's purpose is to save lost souls. And it's not supposed to intimidate us, because because it's a critical because key is grace on deserved kindness. That's what grace is, you don't really deserve this, but it's more than that. It's not only undeserved kindness. It does no violation to justice is a maker of things wrong into right grace is is holy. It is high, it is expensive. Hebrews chapter 4 verse 15. This verse is given to us that we would not lose heart, that we would not say who can be a righteous man perfect in his generation. Walking with God, with all the temptation around swirling around all the failures who can even do and I quit to enter set that spirit of defeat. We have such verses as this in Hebrews chapter 4 verse 15 for we do not have a high priest that is Jesus Christ who cannot sympathize with our weakness but was in all points tempted as we are yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly into the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need is a time of need.
On week, but not failing when I've already failed again and again and again, this doesn't come with a shelf life it doesn't say you get 18 forgiven Susan. That's it. The high priest ministers continually morning and evening evening the sacrifices were offered, all speaking of the coming of Christ in his finished work, the high priest role was to intercede.
He is the go-between. He is the one that speaks to God on behalf of men. Where is the prophet speaks to men on behalf of God. But here, he being both here he is presented as high priest is the higher is not above him. This happens to be our high priest who is also our God acting as our intercessor, our go-between, the one who is our advocate. When John said in his first letter. If we sin you can insert it regardless of how many times though you cannot insert their carelessly. We have an advocate with the father, son, by consent, by design, by edict of God the father.
It's not said with thunder and lightning and trauma about it though.
It will be when we are in heaven will be quiet in heaven for the space of about an hour would be quiet. I think would just be blown away, so we know when Christians keep grace in the front seat and law in the backseat fruit comes at no point is grace surrender of righteousness. Noah was a righteous man. He was perfect before God. He walked with God because he found grace with God. There was a relationship, a reality bigger than anything that could strip this man down. Paul says it this way were sin abounded, grace will this not out of it what it says about the Greek the reek but anyway I get, you know, it gets a little intense appear sometimes I have to have like a Rick commercial and just cannot break it is. I don't know if I've lost you not just because I enjoy the scripture like I do. I don't know if you're saying I've heard this before. Ephesians chapter 3 verse seven of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of his power wasn't that Paul was killing Christians and then he was saved. Okay did stop going after Christians but it was still a sinner is to save now. This course changed in his heart when he felt malice towards a Christian. He checked in grace whereas before he acted upon that feeling of contempt and hatred so he was able to write with sin abounded, grace did much more.
It's super abounded and so when grace takes the front seat law takes the backseat but is not thrown out of the car is just better defined.
So when Paul Rice is the goodness of God. That led me to repentance is if the grace of God. It's his goodness is not his wrath is let us fire you can preach fire to people you can let him have it and it's this. I guess I give it to me babble.
They will change a bit.
They will come to the cross. They feel like they've done their penance by you during the hot sermon. Grace changes the heart changes everything is what we say or used to say it is a game changer.
Grace opens the doors of evangelism. God's kindness and justice and blood.
The blood of Christ.
When Kane comes to the cross to the tube to God when it comes to God, he brings his fruit baskets because the blood is uncomfortable.
It's gross. Let me put it this way he wants to come to God without Calvary. That's what he wants. He wants to come to God on the basis of his own merits, and God rejected him and put a mark on him. Mark was to protect him from other people. But no one can protect you from God, and if the mark if you die with the mark of sin on your soul and the blood of Christ is not wash it away you're doomed, you're doomed forever. This notion about well, there's a way we can get you out is not only sinister in that those who teach this stuff get rich off of it, but it's damning for them and those who would like it because they're saying God's too harsh. We need to be a little bit more kinder than him. So we found a loophole in the law first time the word grace appears in the Scripture actually is in reference to Noah, but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
That's the first time the word grace shows up. Of course it in the context of judgment to come. That is the New Testament church. That is what we are supposed to be and that's why the church is so ugly when she is unfaithful to her room. How do we know when she's unfaithful. We just look at the Scripture we find them trampling in his name. That's why she is so hideous when she wants to invite into the house of God. Those who have no stomach for Calvary.
Those who have no stomach for the place of the skull. Those who reject the cross of Christ when there were revivals in days long ago. They preached the cross of Christ. That's why since so many hymns.
They preached blood, blood, religion, we must to don't think that the recipient is that unreachable. That is not going to get it if the Holy Spirit is ministering to them for going to get it enough to make their decision.
We count that we cower, we don't really want to relate to every body we want to we want to show everybody that was still like them would not like them.
Children are different.
We are different or still human and we still live in a society where we can do things that are otherwise decent without being corrupted. But that does not make us like them. We can wear suits and ties, like they do. We can drive cars to some degree like they do, but we are not like them there. God is not like our God. Okay. All right.
Are our people like they are people that's the question that has to be answered is there any mark of the cross on us all. Message is very powerful message you've ever preach the gospel to a lost soul you've never preached it as a born-again believer is being tired of the message.
It always spans you up, strengthens you up, makes you want more out pretty good Lord, who else can we save if we get in trouble remained was the sweet so no is preaching is what this is coming to. As we started off in second Peter nor one of a people, a preacher of righteousness. He preached that he preached what he live, even though there were still things in his life that were showing up that could cause problems. This is before the flood, and according to first Peter chapter 3 verse 18 through 20. The spirit of Christ to the patriarchs, preached to the disobedient spirits in that world. You understand that when Noah was preaching when Lem Mack was preaching when Seth was preaching righteousness. It was the spirit of Jesus Christ in their message in their spirit and this is what Peter says in his own tongue-in-cheek clumsy way in first Peter chapter 3 verse 18 for Christ also suffered once for sins see the suffering is part of our message, the just for the unjust disgrace but is still justice that he might bring us to God, man, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the spirit by whom also he Jesus Christ went and preach to the spirits in prison who formerly were disobedient. Who, when once the divine, long-suffering's waited in the days of Noah while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls were being saved through water while the ark was being prepared.
Noah was preaching. Now get back to that statement, but I also said I get back to this statement from verse five of Genesis chapter 5 verse 29 where it says they gave her 28 let Mac live 182 years and had a son and he called his name Noah why we already commented on that. Let Mac incidentally means wild man.
I don't know what with the head mind being that old, but the Mac uttered prophecy at the birth of his son hee hee connected adhesive.
Maybe this one will bring us rest, relief, comfort from all this and any did not ask Clement envisioned it.
But he brought it forth. They foresaw that in some way Noah would bring comfort to a troubled race and he did by being that righteous man who God was waiting for God knew would come because he would raise him up because he would find in him the port necessary to connect to.
If as few as eight souls were saved. Seven of those souls owed their salvation to one man nor I want to be that guy.
I want to be that guy in heaven where others owe their salvation to Jesus Christ. But Jesus Christ use me to be part of it that's no qualified life you have to be a fool to be a born-again Christian and not want such a testimony in this, many of them women, covering them. This was outstanding, it's outstanding, not because of the flood, only that's part of the story just like with Joan of the Navy part is part of it so much more that belongs to one of the good of the most striking things about me about the man talked to me about the man Jonah said he told everybody what a foolish prophet. He was was like well I was just a foolish believer is already a prophet.
It was supposed to get it right the first time they messed it all up. I know that when I'm putting humiliating circumstances or I humiliate myself, I might let that happen, and I pray I lay it all out to you God.
Where were you when I was saying this if you just listen to me. I don't ever say that I don't even think that I just accept what God does. But I say it that way because there are people who think that way and if you do think somewhere along those lines need to understand that God is so far ahead of that stuff, eight souls, seven saved in addition to Noah because of a single qualified life. First Peter chapter 3 verse 20 when once the divine, long-suffering, waited in the days of Noah.
Noah, while the view that is, eight souls were saved through water. Noah protected his family now you can say in a sense, he was the first proper but not too much.
Just be careful. I been carrying around for a long time. We want relief from our problems and not necessarily lessons but it's the lessons.
The lessons that we get that bring us relief and this is something that's difficult for the immature Christian to understand the lessons from the Scripture will contribute to relief from the problems or in the midst of the problems God is not promised to get us out of trouble. Not all the time except of the trouble to come to those who die without him.
But Noah here.
He is a preacher of Christ, and he had a child in his family could be you know for Hosea was a wife for Abel. It was a brother for know it was ham his second oldest must've heard Noah to know that unrighteousness brought the flood that he and his family survived and get this, Noah was 100 of his 500 years old before he had his first child.
Now you want talk about how to plan a family 500 years before. He has Shem and then at some point before the flood.
He has Japheth Hammond and Japheth. My point is when these men were about to go into the ark, they were grown men and ham seems to never really get it. Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verse 18. Wisdom is better than weapons of war.
Noah had wisdom but one sinner destroys much good. One sinner can come along and undoing all except for the presence of God. My point with this is that no one knew we had some family issues. He newly there were some problems with ham. They well not is not a dietary statement. That's why we just don't need boric and I would be nice if his name was Mitch or Dale but it's hard to do lessons in your saying and ham and a deep well anyway Genesis chapter 5 verse 32 Noah was 500 years old and no will beget Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And if that is consistent with the the other verses that the does tell us that he was an old man, though he lived to be 909 50 Noah lived to be relatively a young man and so looking at this man, Noah and his problems in living, he was outside of whatever problems life was giving him in the presence of God and the commentary of God on him.
One has to say my remaining ambition. Therefore, no matter what is going on in my life is to preach righteousness. Now, our preaching of righteousness cannot be done without preaching the crosses of already said with a visible preaching of the cross without breaching the name the title and position, Jesus Christ. Romans chapter 1 verse 16. I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ where it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith as it is written, the judge just shall live by faith in it is the righteousness of God.
I can identify with that. I like this man nor while he was preaching the gospel of his day. The good news that a flood is coming. Get right with God, get into the art that was essentially his message. The very thing that they all agreed with that. They were all willful.
In doing was refusing and resenting the preaching of righteousness. You can preach anything you want to preach this.
Don't give me this righteousness of Jesus Christ preaching of repentance and regeneration is not with the world wants to hear. In Noah's day in our day.
The preaching of conversion and conduct and character qualified life before God. Don't want to hear it. The preaching of being perfect and walking with God. Hebrews chapter 11 verse seven by faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen.
In other words, the message that he was preaching required the others to believe it, as he had believe it because he was divinely warned, the unseen had become visible to Noah and it was available to everyone else continues moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. He condemned the world by whiz lifestyle was his life stuff building an ark.
What was the ark about God's judgment on the violence and corruption that was all around him and the very people that contribute contributed to the building of the ark perish because they refused to get on. Not only did Noah preach but every tree that fell in the forest every echo from every hammer preached the coming judgment of God.
How many times in our generation is a person entitled to hear the gospel and rejected on lifetime. People who die without ever hearing the gospel yet and westernize civilization gospel is all around folks they don't want and it is up to us to get it to them without righteousness in our character. When not respected.
Men don't want to hear what you have to say if you're the loafer in the business.
They don't want to hear what you have.
The Savior always borrowing in and destroying and taking. And there's nothing decent about your behavior but if we work as though we work unto the Lord. This is what Paul was trying to say if you work if you work as though you're serving the king. God bless you as a evidences of God living in you.
So Noah preach the coming judgment and the way to avoid death. Just like we do today qualified life. As such, because it walks with God because it agrees with God agrees with God on God's terms in God's word close with this verse because this is how it is going to happen at the end of it all. As it was in the days of Noah. They were dancing and singing and moving to the grooving and lost. That's how it will be Genesis chapter 7 then the Lord said to Noah come into the are you and all your household because I have seen righteous righteous before me in this midst of all this wicked influence you still have a hard still. Not only do you walk with me want to move. You've been listening to cross reference radio daily radio ministry of Pastor Rick Gaston of Calvary Chapel in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Pastor Rick is teaching from God's Word each time you tune as we mentioned at the beginning of today's broadcast is teaching is available free of charge at our website.
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