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Why You Must Be Different

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Jesus referenced two Old Testament periods that will be repeated in the last days - the days of Noah and the days of Lot.


During Noah and Lot’s days, people carried out their everyday lives -- buying, selling, drinking, eating, and marrying -- up until the day that God brought judgment. But, there is something that separates Noah’s experience from that of Lot. The wickedness during Noah’s days was much worse than that of Lot’s era. In Lot’s day, God destroyed two cities. In Noah’s encounter, God destroyed the entire world.


Noah’s civilization overflowed with people who were not just wicked in their actions but wicked in their thoughts. According to Genesis 6:5, wickedness was at the center of their heart, and every thought of man was evil. However, Noah was different. He was blameless, pure in heart, and renewed in his mind. And, it got God’s attention.


Considering the direction that our culture spirals currently, it may seem that we are -- just as Jesus predicted -- living in the days of Noah. However, like Noah, we can live lives that are different. And, we must!


Check out this message from week 1 of our new series, Noah: Surviving the Storm, as Pastor Eric reveals two ways Noah was different and how we can be too!


“This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.” (Genesis 6:9 NLT)


 

My friend Rich Holmes wrote a great book on the subject of Noah, and his content inspired several of my thoughts on this subject. Get Rich's book here.


1 Comment


Lisa Hunter
Lisa Hunter
Mar 03, 2021

I loved this message!!

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