Noah and the Ark
Bro. Kris Taggart
God saw how great wickedness had become and decided to wipe humankind off the face of the earth. However, one righteous man among all the people of that time, Noah, found favor in God's eyes. With very specific instructions, God told Noah to build an ark to save his family in preparation for a catastrophic flood that would destroy every living thing on earth.
As the waters receded, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Noah and his family continued to wait while the surface of the earth dried out. Finally after an entire year, God invited Noah to come out of the ark. Immediately, he built an altar and worshiped the Lord with burnt offerings from some of the clean animals. God was pleased with the offerings and promised never again to destroy all the living creatures as he had just done.
God established a covenant with Noah: "Never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." As a sign of this everlasting covenant, God set a rainbow in the clouds.
Other points of consideration during our week study include, Noah as a preacher, his lineage, the 8th person on the ark, and his faith. How feasible was the shape of the ark. Could it really fit all the animals, food, water, etc.? Parallels of salvation between the ark and Christ
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.(Matt 24:37) Luke 17:26.