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Feb 18, 2018

40 Days and 40 Nights - Jesus, Our Ark of Salvation

40 Days and 40 Nights - Jesus, Our Ark of Salvation

Passage: Genesis 6:5-7:16

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: 40 Days and 40 Nights

Category: Lent

Man’s sin was nothing short of open rebellion against God. By the time of Noah, the sinfulness of humanity had reached a point where man’s “every intention” was to do evil. God regretted having created mankind. He was prepared to eradicate humanity, but then something amazing happened. “Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.” God commissioned Noah to build an ark as a means of saving a remnant of humanity and the animals He created. The doors were shut, and it rained upon the earth for 40 days and 40 nights until all, but the family of Noah was gone. By the time of Jesus, we see that evil has grown again, becoming more the rule than the exception. Mankind needed a further and final remedy for our evil intentions and actions. But that remedy could not be a flood, for God had promised that he would never do so and sealed that promise with the sign of the rainbow. So, God sent Jesus to be a redeemer, the Ark of our Salvation.