The Order of Things

17 Jun

Noah is in Vogue at the moment (all thanks to this man). Don’t believe me? Check out JT, DB & LN

The Series Image I created for Noah "Four Weeks in Faith"

The Series Image I created for Noah "Four Weeks in Faith"

The thing about the Noah story in the Bible is that it’s often misunderstood (as illustrated by the video below). Last week I led a Bible study on getting the right order. We looked at Genesis 6:1-9, Hebrews 11:6&7 and concluded with Ephesians 2:1-10.

Ephesians teaches that there is an order to things. Grace first, faith second, righteousness third. Have another look.

Like wise there was with Noah. Often we think of him as the ‘righteous’ man but we forget that before this he found favour in the eyes of the Lord. The letter to the Hebrews clears it up that it was his faith that then earnt him his righteousness.

Anyway, I thought that the order, and the correct order in particularly, was both interesting and important. Hopefuly I’ll learn more from the faith of Noah as the series continues.

Here’s the video made for AEC introducing the idea by challenging what we probably already thought.


One Response to “The Order of Things”

  1. Pete Killingley 18/06/2009 at 8:52 pm #

    I agree very much. The other thing that I always find bizarre about the account of Noah is that it seems to be told with lots of wonderful songs about animals as if it were a happy and joyous occasion. Never mind the fact that everybody in the world apart from eight people DIED! That’s quite a lot of carnage, and it paints a picture of today’s world, with most people heading for an eternity in hell, and God saving a few who, like Noah, do not deserve it. Yet you never hear the story of Noah being told with that in mind, but always emphasising a long procession of elephants, giraffes and frogs making their way to find a happy, smiling Noah!

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