“Faltering at the Finish line: After the Flood”

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we contimued our preaching series, “Fractured,” drawn from Genesis 4-11. This is the second part of a two-part series on Genesis 1-11 that will stretch from January through Lent up to Easter. You can access the first part of this series on Genesis, “In the Beginning,” here. This fifth week of the series I preached from Genesis 9:18-10:32, walking through the final episode in Noah’s life and the impact upon his family and the nations.

You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

“Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.” (Genesis 9:20)

A New Beginning and the Table of Nations (9:18-19; 10:1-32)

A new beginning in light of God’s covenant blessing (9:18-19)

God works with the generations and all peoples

Noah’s Vineyard (9:20-21)

Noah is the new man of the soil, echoing Adam

Noah is the first to plant a vineyard

Noah enjoys the work of his hands

The Uncomfortable Encounter of Noah’s Sons (9:22-23)

Ham disrespects his father, to his shame

Shem and Japheth respect their father, to their blessing

The Cursing and Blessing of Noah (9:24-28)

The curse on Ham’s son, Canaan

Why is Canaan cursed for Ham’s wrong?

The blessing on Shem’s God, YHWH

The blessing on Japheth’s territory 

Making It Real 

God is faithful to His promises to humanity through Noah, even in spite of Noah

It is good to enjoy the work of our hands, particularly the generative aspects of creation

We must beware of how sin and temptation crouches at the door

It is good be in touch with our need for God’s grace always and in every way

Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:

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