The Flood: Rescue by Relationship

God Destroys the Disobedient

  • Genesis 6:5-7 The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
  • Genesis 6:12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
  • Genesis 7:21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind.

God Rescues by Relationship

  • Genesis 6:8-9 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. 
  • Genesis 6:22 Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. 
  • Genesis 8:1 But God remembered Noah
  • Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.”

Three Responses to the Flood

2 Peter 2:9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment

1. Warn of Christ’s Return

  • Matthew 24:39 they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.  (Luke 17:27 also) 
  • 1 Peter 3:20 they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 

. Prepare for Christ’s Return

  • 1 Peter 3:21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

3. Rejoice in Christ’s Deliverance

  • 2 Peter 2:5 [God] preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly

Noah & Family

[Adam's Descendants to Noah] – Genesis 5

When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. …and he had other sons and daughters. … 930 years, and he died.

[6] When Seth had lived 105 years, he fathered Enosh. … 912 years, and he died.

[9] When Enosh had lived 90 years, he fathered Kenan. … 905 years, and he died.

[12] When Kenan had lived 70 years, he fathered Mahalalel. … 910 years, and he died.

[15] When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he fathered Jared. … 895 years, and he died.

[18] When Jared had lived 162 years he fathered Enoch. … 962 years, and he died.

[21] When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. [22] Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. [23] Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. [24] Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.

Two Men Never Died: 

Enoch, Noah’s Great Grandfather

  • Hebrews 11:4-7 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. [5] By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. [6] And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. [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.


  • 2 Kings 2:9-12  When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” [10] And he said, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it shall be so for you, but if you do not see me, it shall not be so.” [11] And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. [12] And Elisha saw it and he cried, “My father, my father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” And he saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

Oldest Man:  Methusaleh, Noah’s Grandfather

[25] When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he fathered Lamech. … 969 years, and he died.

[28] When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son [29] and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.” [30] Lamech lived after he fathered Noah 595 years and had other sons and daughters. [31] Thus all the days of Lamech were 777 years, and he died. [32] After Noah was 500 years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

(Genesis 9:28-29) After the flood Noah lived 350 years. [29] All the days of Noah were 950 years, and he died.