The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part Nine) — The Altar

 

John 15:13 -- "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."

John 15:13 — “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

 

At the end of my last Red Thread post, I told you I had one more post in The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark series.

Psyche!

In writing what I intended to be my last post, I realized The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark is just too rich to wrap up in only one more post. In fact, it requires three more posts, including this one.

Now on to today’s Red Thread in Noah’s Ark . . . [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part Eight) — The Resurrection

"The former things have passed away." ~ Revelation 21:4

“The former things have passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:4

 

Death is awful.

It’s worse than awful. It’s every bad word you’ve ever had your mouth washed out for saying!

We weren’t created to die. We were created to live!

The only time death will be joyful is when sin and death die forever.

Until then, we must face it and the excruciating pain of separation.

Thankfully, however, that doesn’t have to be the end of the story. [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part 7) — The Hiding Place

 

The Red Thread in Noah's Ark -- Hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark — Hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)

 

When the door of the ark slammed shut, life on earth was never the same. 

“. . . on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open,
and the floodgates of the sky were opened.”
~ Genesis 7:11b

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I began to realize how intense the rain of the flood had to have been.  [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part 6) — The Time

 

There is safety in the Lord.

There is safety in the Lord.

Every great story has a great climax — even true stories.

We’ve reached our climax in the story of Noah’s Ark.

The time had come.

Drip, drip, drop, WHOOSH!

“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.”
~ Genesis 7:11-12 (NIV)

 

God had patiently waited 120 years between giving the warning that He was sending a flood and the time when the flood gates actually opened, but finally the time had come.

For 120 years the people heard Noah preach God’s message. At any point they could have chosen to believe God’s warning and turn to Him for mercy.

The world had time to listen, believe and choose, but they refused. [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part 5) — The Door

The Red Thread in Noah's Ark -- The Door (John 10:9)

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark — The Door (John 10:9)

I’m not a ship builder, but I’m pretty certain that Noah’s ark wouldn’t meet code today.

God told Noah to build a ship so long it would cover 1-1/2 football fields, but only one door? [1]

I can’t see that getting past the ark inspectors today.

Think about having to move all those animals into their stalls and load the ark with enough supplies to feed a zoo and a family for a crazy long time. I don’t think I’m being too lazy when I say, if it were me, I’d want to add at least two more doors — one at each end, like a ferry.  

So why would the all-knowing God design only one door?

It’s a Red Thread Clue. [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part 4) — The Work

 

Click to Read: Discover Jesus Christ in Noah's Ark -- The Work (The Red Thread)

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark — The Work

 

Because of Noah’s great faith, God could trust him to do something as outlandish as build a monstrous boat far from water over a long period of time under the scrutiny of a world whose every intention of their heart was evil. (See Genesis 6)

That had to be fun. [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part 3) — The Choice

 

Click to read: The Choice -- Jesus Christ in Noah's Ark (The Red Thread)

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark.

 

I once met a man named Popeye. 

He wasn’t a cartoon character, he was a real man serving time in a minimum security prison. I’d gone with my church to minister to whoever would come to meet with us.  [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part Two) — The Family

The Red Thread in Noah's Ark - Pt. 2

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark – Pt. 2        @JeanWilund.com

In all the world, only Noah was holy in God’s eyes. In all the world! 

Despite living in a world where every heart was set on evil, Noah still lived his life in such a way that God could declare him righteous in His eyes.

I talked about this in my last post, The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark — Part One.

Noah was earnest about pleasing God, and he trusted in Him and His Promises.

Today’s post isn’t about Noah — it’s about everyone else. [Read more…]