Faith and Judgment
Topic: Hebrews Scripture: Hebrews 11:7
First Reading: Genesis 6:1-22
Second Reading: Luke 17:1-37
The sermon text in the morning will be Hebrews 11:7, "By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith." In preparation for morning worship, consider these words from Edmund Clowney:
"Whether their neighbors attack or respect them, Christians can bear witness to the grace of God by their Christian lifestyle. Quietly and humbly they can live holy lives, not seeking to claim their own rights, but honoring others. Such humble living is in no way servile or demeaning, for Christians know themselves to be the royal people of God’s own possession, the chosen heirs of the new creation. They need not avenge themselves, nor need they claim for themselves what is their due; their trust is in the judgment of God. Christians are “resident aliens” in Babylon, but they are members of God’s own household."
(The Message of 1 Peter, p. 24)