“Healing for the Earth: The Flood, part 2”

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 fourth week of the series Pastor Jim Caler preached from Genesis 8:1-9:17, walking through the second part of the flood narrative with Noah and his family.

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.

“But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and He sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.” (Genesis 8:1)

Remembered = “Zakar” Used to indicate God taking action on His promises

            Sodom & Gomorrah (Genesis 19:29), Rachel (Genesis 30:22), Israel (Exodus 2:24)

“He remembers His covenant forever, the promise He made, for a thousand generations,” Psalm 105:8

  1. We know God remembers us, so we wait patiently for God’s direction (Genesis 8:1-19)
  2. God stops the waters (1-3)
  3. The Ark comes to rest (4-5)
  4. The Birds (6-12)
  5. The Hatch/Covering is opened (13-14)
  6. God speaks (15-19)
  7. God told them to go in (7:1)
  8. God tells them when to come out (8:15-16)

“I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.” Psalm 130:5

“Therefore, be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” James 5:7-8

  • We know God remembers us, so we worship Him, grateful for His faithfulness (8:15-22)
    • Worship thru Obedience (18)
    • Worship thru an Altar and Sacrifices (20)
    • The Worship was pleasing to God (21) 
  • We know God remembers us, so we welcome a new relationship with Him (8:21-9:19)
    • A new humanity (9:1)
    • A new relationship with creation (9:2-4)
    • A new law (9:5-7)
    • A new covenant (8:21-22; 9:8-17)


            How will you remind yourself that God remembers you?  

            Where do you most need to wait for God’s direction, instead of racing ahead of Him?

            How will you encourage others with the truth that God remembers them?

Dig Deeper

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

Eastbrook at Home – March 19, 2023


Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM. This weekend we continue our preaching series entitled “Fractured” based on Genesis, chapters 4-11, by exploring the ways that God brought healing to the earth through the flood as described in Genesis 8-9.

Here is a prayer for this fourth Sunday in Lent from The Book of Common Prayer:

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

If you are able to do so, let me encourage you to join us for in-person services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM this weekend at the Eastbrook Campus.

If you are new to Eastbrook, we want to welcome you to worship and would ask you to text EBCnew to 94000 as a first step into community here at Eastbrook.

Each Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts. You can also access the service directly via Vimeo, the Eastbrook app, or Facebook.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in your tithes and offerings to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.

“Fractured” (Genesis, part 2) – a new series at Eastbrook Church

This coming Sunday at Eastbrook Church we begin a new preaching series entitled “Fractured.” This will be the second of a two-part series on Genesis, chapters 1-11. This series explores Genesis 4-11, picking up where our earlier series, “In the Beginning,” left off. Genesis is a book of beginnings, setting the stage for all that comes afterwards not only in that book but in the entire Bible. Each of these messages will explore the reality of a humanity’s fracturing from God and how we see that in each descent of the Fall through these stories. Each of these early stories speak of our need for God and leads us through a season of lament and repentance consonant with the season of Lent. This series is also accompanied by our annual devotional written by members of Eastbrook Church.

Here are the weekly topics for this series, which begins with Ash Wednesday and carries through Palm Sunday:

February 22 [Ash Wednesday] – “Dust to Dust” – text: Genesis 3:19

February 26 – “The Power of Anger: Cain and Abel” – text: Genesis 4:1-17

March 5 – “The Expansion of Evil: Before the Flood” – text: Genesis 4:17-6:8

March 12 – “The Need for Cleansing: The Flood, part 1” – text: Genesis 6:9-7:24

March 19 – “Healing for the Earth: The Flood, part 2” – text: Genesis 8:1-9:17

March 26 – “Faltering at the Finish line: After the Flood” – text: Genesis 9:18-10:32

April 2 [Palm Sunday] – “Confusion Among the Nations” – text: Genesis 11:1-32