Noah’s Sons from whom the whole earth was dispersed
Oldest son (Gen 10:21)
Shemites, from where Abraham descended (Gen 11:10-26), eventually Christ (see Lk 3:36)
Actually, the youngest (Gen 9:24)
Most notable here is his son was Canaan
Every time Ham is mentioned we get reminded he is Canaan’s father
The Persistence of Sin Through the Flood
Consumption of Alcohol
Bible regards wine as ok.
John 2:1-11; 1 Tim 5:23; Ephesians 5:18
Jesus made wine – John 2:1-11 (wedding at Cana)
Paul instructed Timothy to drink wine (1 Tim 5:23)
Scripture just says don’t get drunk (Eph.
Bible also warns us about it.
Romans 14:2; Hosea 4:11; Proverbs 20:1
How should we respond then?
If you feel free to consume alcohol, fine, but understand that bible makes clear tow things
You are not an island.
Your actions matter because they are seen by other.
Although scripture doesn’t forbid consumption of alcohol it offers strong warnings about it.
Don’t think that when you sit down to take a drink you are not (at least in some way) stepping closer to falling into sin.
Honor Your Father and Mother
Why was Noah’s response to harsh?
What did Ham actually do that was so wrong?
Even though Noah was the initial cause
Ham’s response was dishonoring to his father.
Looked upon his father
Seems to brag about it to his brothers
Showing further dishonor to his father.
Why was Canaan punished?
(Possibly) not a punishment but a pronouncement
Your sinful character will result in a curse on your family.
What can we learn from this?
Perhaps our difficulty is because we have lost the understanding of how seriously God views the respect we show our parents.
5th of the 10 commandments (Exodus 20:12)
Paul lists it as a sign of end times.
(2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Colossians 3:20 – honoring your parent pleases the Lord
God’s Unceasing Sovereignty and Love in a Fallen World
The story explains how God’s promises endure throughout the history of mankind, but within this story we are reminded of our continual need for a savior.
Paul would conclude all have sinned: (Romans 3:10;23)
“None is righteous, no, not one.”
“For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
Do you need God?
A resounding Yes
We must persist in our desire for God because sin persists in its desire for us.
We must be resolute in our commitment to lead the next generation to God because Satan is resolute in his commitment to lead them away from God.
We must rest in the hope that in spite of our lifelong struggle with sin, and occasional failure to give in to it, God’s love will never fail us.