Floods of Worship
“In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.” - Jesus | John 16:33 MSG
In the six-hundred-first year of Noah's life, on the first day of the first month, the flood had dried up. Noah opened the hatch of the ship and saw dry ground. Noah disembarked with his sons and wife and his sons' wives. Then all the animals, crawling creatures, birds - every creature on the face of the Earth - left the ship family by family. Noah built an altar to God. He selected clean animals and birds from every species and offered them as burnt-offerings on the altar.
- Genesis 8:13-20
What Does Noah Do and What Can we Learn from Noah as a Worship Leader?
1. “Noah opened the hatch of the ship and saw dry ground.”
2. “Noah disembarked…”
3. “Noah built an altar to God.”
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22
God is Moved by Noah’s Cry and Worship
God smelled the sweet fragrance and thought to himself, "I'll never again curse the ground because of people. I know they have this bent toward evil from an early age, but I'll never again kill off everything living as I've just done. For as long as Earth lasts, planting and harvest, cold and heat, Summer and winter, day and night will never stop.
Love and Worship gives us a Revelation of Who He Is and What He is Like
“In extraordinary resolve, God now says, “never again”... What has changed is not anything about humankind or creation or waters or floods. What has changed is God. God has made a decision about the grief and trouble of his own heart. The relation of creator to creature is no longer in a scheme of retribution. Because of a revolution in the heart of God, that relation is now based in unqualified grace.” - Walter Brueggemann / Genesis
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Corinthians 9:6-7