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Delivered By
Pastor Jack Peters
Delivered On
October 23, 2022 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Genesis 5:21-24
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FROM AMONG THE DEAD – GENESIS 5:21-24

Scripture Reading – Genesis 5:15-27

Love Chapter – 1 Corinthians 13

Creation Chapters – Genesis 1-2

Resurrection Chapter - 1 Corinthians 15

Faith Chapter – Hebrews 11

Death Chapter – Genesis 5

  • Of course, our Scripture reading was not one of the cheeriest we’ve read.
  • The point is, the one phrase repeated over and over again is, “and he died.”
  • Things haven’t changed. On grave markers everywhere there are usually two dates – Birth and Death
  • A grim reminder! – Hebrews 9:27 – “It is appointed unto men once to die…”
  • Another grim reminder – Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death…”
  • There was great wickedness before the flood.
  • There is great wickedness today! – Romans 3:23
  • Out of death before the flood, there comes a glimmer of hope! Jude 14-15, Genesis 5:24
  • Out of death today there comes a glimmer of hope.  John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:7
  • Enoch walked by faith and didn’t see death.                 Hebrews 11:5-6
  • Like Enoch, we will not see permanent death if we have walked with God. John 11:25-26

Life as a believer which comes out of the dead, must be a faith walk. It’s proof that we are genuinely born again!

TO WALK WITH GOD:

We Start at the Same Point - Genesis 5:21-22, Amos 3:3

  • Enoch’s walk began at the birth of his Son.
  • Our walk begins with our new birth! John 1:12-13
  • Enoch walked with God for three hundred years.
  • We are to show our salvation by walking with Him every day. Lamentations 3:22-23, Psalm 5:3, John 15:1-7

We Have the Same (Two-fold) Purpose* – Amos 3:3

  1. God’s Glory Isaiah 42:8, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, John 14:13-14, 17:1-4, Ephesians 3:20-21, Colossians 3:17
  2. Christ’s Kingdom Matthew 6:33, Acts 4:18-22, 25-31

We Proceed at the Same Pace – Galatians 5:22-26

  • To do this we keep “in step” with the Spirit of God.

We End at the Same Place – Genesis 5:24,

  • Enoch’s faith walk ended with God taking him “home”. Hebrews 11:5-6
  • Our faith walk will end the same way. Psalm 73:24, Psalms 17:15

* Joseph M. Stowell, Perilous Pursuits (Chicago, Moody Press, 1994) pp 105-107

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