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October 17, 2021 | Doug Sauder
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This past weekend, we continued our “Origins: The Beginning” series as Pastor Stephan Tchividjian shared a powerful word from Genesis 5. In this message, we looked at the generations from Adam to Noah, explored reasons why we should walk with God, and discovered how we can walk with Him.
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Let’s recap some of the key talking points from Pastor Stephan’s teaching this weekend:
Identity: The condition of being oneself, and not another; the condition or character as to who a person is; the qualities, beliefs, etc., that distinguish or identify a person or thing.
The Giving of Life Always Brings a Sense of Joy: The birth of a child, a miraculous recovery from a terminal illness, a flower blooming . . . these things bring people joy, happiness, excitement, and relief. This is what new life is meant to bring about in us. It’s meant to fill us with joy because it's proof of God’s promise of life to Adam and Eve, of His mercy and plan of redemption.
This genealogy from Adam to Noah shows us that death is a constant, inevitable part of life. We don’t know life without death. That’s why every name listed except for Enoch's ends with “and he died.” Why? Because “Enoch walked faithfully with God;then he was no more, because God took him away" (Genesis 5:24 NIV). When you walk with God, you never truly die.
Why Walk with God?
How Do We Walk with God?
Quote to Remember: To walk with God is to set God always before us, to act as always under His eye. It is constantly to care, in all things to please God, and in nothing to offend Him. It is to be followers of Him as dear children. The Holy Spirit, instead of saying, Enoch lived, says, Enoch walked with God. This was his constant care and work; while others lived to themselves and the world, he lived to God. It was the joy of his life. Enoch was removed to a better world.—Matthew Henry
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As we continue to make our way through the first act of Genesis, this weekend Pastor Doug will share from Genesis 6. In this message, we’ll meet Noah, a righteous man in an exceedingly wicked generation. We’ll find out what made Noah righteous and examine how evil corrupts and sin spreads in our world.
Danny Saavedra has served on the staff of Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.