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GLMX #251: The Texas Flooding Reminds Us About God’s Judgment

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The images coming out of Texas this week have been striking — water levels as high as trees and stop signs, cars and trucks submerged, people riding boats where they used to drive, entire neighborhoods reduced to what look like miniature archipelagos — just the roofs of houses visible above the waterline. So much rain has fallen in Texas over the past few weeks — 37.3 trillion gallons to be exact — enough to cover the entire state in eight inches of water. The flooding in the southern and southeastern part of the state has been unprecedented and some have compared the deluge to the aftermath of a major hurricane.

It is hard for many, especially those who live in America, to imagine their entire community and all of their belongings washed away by a rainstorm and flooded rivers. Unfortunately, many have lost valuable possessions and some have even lost their lives.

Seeing the flooding in my own home state of Texas reminds me of the Great Flood which occurred thousands of years ago. God sent that worldwide flood to not only destroy the earth, but to destroy every living thing — people and animals — except those who were safe with Noah in the ark. God sent the flood then because the people of earth had become exceedingly wicked and violent and God decided to rid the earth of them and start all over with Noah and his family and the animals. Continue reading

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Living in the Days of Noah and Lot, Part 3 (Pilgrim’s Progress According to the Bible #37)

Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim’s Progress


TEXT: Luke 17:26-33

26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

32 Remember Lot’s wife.

33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Living in the Days of Noah and Lot, Part 3 (Pilgrim’s Progress According to the Bible #37)

So far, from this passage, we have looked at the example of Noah — a wise man who lived in perilous times, as well as the example of Lot — a worldly man who lived in perilous times. The days of Noah and Lot are much like our own. Even as negative events, disasters, wars, crime, and sinfulness are on the rise, most people are just going about their day-to-day activity with no thought of God’s judgment and no thought of the impact of sin on society.

We saw in Noah’s example a man who feared God, obeyed God, led his family to obey God, and faithfully preached righteousness in his generation. However, we saw in Lot, a man who loved wealth and power far too much. Even though he was a saved man, he compromised his beliefs, did not lead his family to obey God, lost any Godly reputation that he may have had, and did not speak against the sins of his day. In our day, we are challenged to follow Noah’s example, not only as examples of righteousness, but as preachers of righteousness as well.

Today, we turn our attention to the third person Jesus highlights in this passage: “Remember Lot’s wife.” What did Jesus mean by that expression? What does this woman who lived thousands of years ago have to do with people who are likely witnessing the last days? Why did Jesus relate what happened to this woman to the disciples and to our day? Continue reading

Living in the Days of Noah and Lot, Part 2 (Pilgrim’s Progress According to the Bible #36)

Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim’s Progress

PART A


PART B


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Luke 17:26-33

26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

Continue reading

Living in the Days of Noah and Lot, Part 1 (Pilgrim’s Progress According to the Bible #35)

Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim’s Progress

PART A


PART B


TEXT: Luke 17:26-33

26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

Continue reading

GLMX #189: It’s Going to Rain

Russell Crowe as "Noah"

Russell Crowe as “Noah”

The much-anticipated film starring Russell Crowe as “Noah” is now in theatres. The story, of course, is based on the account of the Great Flood which is recorded in the book of Genesis in the Bible. A popular song titled “It’s Gonna Rain” captured the story as well.

Many years after God created the earth, humanity had become extremely wicked. The Bible says the “whole earth was filled with violence.” Men and women were fighting each other, killing each other, robbing each other, having illicit sexual relationships, and ruining the beautiful world that God had made.

God was grieved by how His creation was acting. He decided that He would not tolerate their evil ways anymore and that He would wipe out the earth’s population and start all over with the only man who was living righteously. That man was Noah.

God came to Noah one day and told him that, for the first time in history, it was going to rain. The water pouring down from the sky, and the release of the water under the earth’s surface, would cause a great flood that would destroy the earth and every living thing on the earth. God also gave Noah instructions to build a huge vessel — an ark — in order to save his family and save the animals.

Noah and his family got busy building the ark, and for many years, Noah warned the people of earth that destruction was coming because of their sins. Unfortunately, the people didn’t listen to Noah. They didn’t believe that rain was going to come because nobody had seen rain before. So they continued to live as they pleased, ignoring Noah’s warning.

However, just as God promised, the rain came causing all of the earth’s surface to be covered in water. Only Noah, his family, and the animals with them in the ark were saved. All of those outside the ark perished in the flood.

MUSICAL SELECTION: “It’s Gonna Rain” by the Sensational Nightingales

Grace is the Only Way for the Human Race

Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #91

TEXT: Genesis 6:1-8

We live in a very pluralistic society. Many people believe that there are many ways to God; there are many paths to true happiness; and that all roads eventually lead to Heaven. However, my friends, the Bible tells us otherwise. Jesus Christ said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Jesus Christ is the one and only way to get to God, true happiness in this life, and eternal life in heaven.

This passage in Genesis takes us far back in the history of the world. Scholars tell us that the events described in this passage which we will talk about today happened 1,600 years after God created the earth. That is about 4,300 years ago. Our passage tells us that after God created the earth, men began to multiply greatly on the face of the earth — in other words, people had many children, and the population of the earth greatly increased. Then, the Bible tells us that something happened. It says that the “sons of God saw the daughters of men and took them wives of all which they chose.”

Scholars are divided on exactly who these sons of God are, but based on studies from the Word of God, we know that they are either fallen angels who intermarried with the human race or godly human beings from the line of Seth who intermarried with the daughters of the ungodly line of Cain. Either way, it was something that God was not pleased with, and it had a corrupting influence on the world at that time.

Because of man’s great sin during this time, God says that he is tired with man’s disobedience. There are three terrible consequences that occur because of man’s sin. Allow me to share with you these three consequences, and the only way that you and I can be saved from them.

+ Plus, listen to Aretha Franklin singing “Amazing Grace” and Israel Houghton & New Breed singing “If Not For Your Grace”.

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