What Would You Have Done?



Many of us have seen the movie and may feel that Russell Crowe was a compelling Noah. Whether the producers took liberties with the script can always be debated. But the facts are: Noah built an ark and eight humans, along with many animals were saved. Also, Noah preached rain and flood as he and his family continued to build seventy years—until the day they entered the ark and the Creator himself shut the door.

Imagine the faith necessary for this assignment. Never had it rained, yet you are assigned to construct a mammoth boat in the vision of self-proclaimed comedians and actual violent men. You see evidence of physical violence daily and probably experience yourself daily mental harassment before your loved ones—your family; your wife, sons and their wives. Yet, with a strong faith in God you continue.

Why didn’t the rest of his family or the family of…

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God has prejudged the world through Jesus. He is the first of all new born creation, the first fruits of God’s vineyard. But He also had to be the first to die to and in the flesh in such a way as to open himself to restoration of the human species, to become the forerunner of us all.

The new creation is operating alongside the old creation. The old creation was declared dead by the condemnation that fell on Jesus because He was one of us. The new creation was born from the old, was resurrected by the life that the Spirit of God in Jesus contained, and which was made obvious through Him.

Just as Noah was saved through the Ark, so too is the new creation saved through the Ark that Jesus is. When Jesus was condemned the old world was condemned along with Him. It is this…

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God’s Rainbow

The Humble Ant

Our Friends at Answers in Genesis are at it again!

They are using their massive replica of Noah’s Ark to remind the world that the Bible is God’s Truth.

God's Rainbow God’s Rainbow shared on full-sized Ark Replica

We are honored to join them.

“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬


We’re sure this will make the enemy turn 50 shades of red with anger, after all:

“… the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

‭‭1 ‬‬Corinthians‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ESV

They’re certain to protest.

In our response to them, let us remember:

“And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in…

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mt-ararat          Never again will I curse the
earth because of man, be-
cause his heart contrives evil
from his infancy.
— Genesis 8:21

the land again
bleeds the tasteless
tears of infancy.

This morning,
at last in declining shadows,
recovers shape in
the liquefied blending
of orange and green.

This day,
still possible,
expands its fragile lungs
and weeps
the diminishing jewels
of clarity
briefly gleaming.

stretching weary
and forgetful
beneath our daily shrouds,
we will pray only
for a world with
the dew still on it.

[for Nada Nubani]

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The Snail, The Ark & Me

a Bonnie blog

When I read this quote below something shot straight up in my soul.

At times I have certainly felt like a snail in my own progress ? in my evolvement as a human being.
As my Daddy’s child.

I have fallen further than short. And I have had to battle shame. And certainly forgiving myself. Shrinking back into places I thought were surely hidden in an attempt to escape His gaze. Ridiculous, I know.

And I have also moved forward with leaps & bounds & just when I was on cruise control I’d flip – tumbling backwards again. And again.

Backwards & afraid maybe.
And running. From the unknown.
Of what was yet untapped in me.
Or afraid of what I might never be.

Comparison can be our greatest enemy. We absolutely can wear ourselves out on the ratty-wheel of attempting to be like someone else. Which is actually completely…

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Genesis – Part 2b: Justice and Mercy – The Flood

Tim Hasker

floodThe next big event in Genesis is the story of Noah and the great flood. This story is probably one of the best known in the whole Bible. It is frequently referenced within the Bible and outside in folklore from multiple cultures. So well known is this story that I’m not going to focus too much on what happened with Noah and the flood. Instead I’m going to be taking look at three aspects of the flood story; it’s cause, it’s foretelling and how it foreshadows Christ.

“The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled” (Genesis 6:6)

This is a pretty concerning passage, if not one of the most horrific in the whole Bible. So far in our journey through Genesis we have been constantly reminded of God’s love for man, shown initially by his creation and later through God’s mercy at…

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Life/Struggles on a Rocking Boat

A Father of Faith-The Life

taf_ark3_248Sometimes we feel like Noah did! God tells us to build a boat (Praying, fasting, & reading the Bible), because a flood (trials & tribulations or a season of change) is coming. We are in the boat day and night with the winds and the rain not knowing when they will stop. They stop and then we have to stay on the boat waiting until God allows the water to be dried up, and it being many years until God’s time of change for us.

There are many times we can’t be like Noah.  He built the ark and then was on it just a little over one year.  We spend years praying, fasting, going to church, reading the Bible, and having Christian fellowship.  Then, a trial or tribulation comes and we don’t feel prepared.  At this point we sometimes feel as if we are on the “boat” of trial…

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