How To Build An Ark For Your Family

How To Build An Ark For Your Family

  • In a film, when the camera slows & closes in the scene is important
  • Genesis 5 – all men named over 1656 years
  • Genesis 6-9 – 1 man, Noah

A Storm is Coming, Your Family Needs You To Build An Ark

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household.

  1. Storms – financial, physical, emotional, spiritual, relational
  2. Ark – the plan to go through it and not just survive but flourish on the other side

Noah’s 5 Priorities Must Be Ours

  • Noah kept his priorities for 120 years (Gen. 6:3)
  • If his priorities were out of order, or he skipped one, human history altered
  • Not a perfect man, but an example

#1. Christian

Genesis 6:8-9 Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord…. Noah walked with God.

  • What if Noah did not hear from God?

#2. Husband

Genesis 7:7 Noah…and his wife…went into the ark

Genesis 8:18 Noah went out, and his…wife

  • What if Noah’s marriage was divided or done?

#3. Father:

Genesis 7:13 Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth…and the three wives of his sons…entered the ark

Genesis 8:18 Noah went out, and his sons…and his sons’ wives

Genesis 9:1 God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply…”

  • What if Noah’s sons did not follow his leadership & faith?

#4. Worker

Genesis 7:5 Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him.

  • What if Noah did none or some of what God commanded him?

#5. Minister

2 Peter 2:5 Noah, a herald of righteousness…

  • What if Noah did not fulfil his ministry (Accuser)?

Biggest Mistakes Men Make:

  1. Pastors – collapse #1 God & #5 Ministry
  2. Men in general – put work too high
  3. Men in general – collapse husband & father into = family

Discussion & Prayer

    1. What changes need to be made to your priorities?
    2. How can we pray for you?
Mark Driscoll
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