The Days of Noah

Matthew 24:35-39

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Matthew 24:35-39

Though we don’t know the exact day or hour, the Bible shares what the Last Days will look like, when Jesus Christ returns, and history reaches its climax.

Matthew 24:37 says, “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be…”

Understanding the days of Noah reveals why this day and age is ripe for Jesus Christ to come again.

According to Genesis 6, the days of Noah were days of secular philosophy.

New Age beliefs are so prevalent in our day, some have infiltrated some churches. Fearful of the threat of being called bigots, once great denominations have strayed away from sound doctrine.

Noah’s days were full of scientific progress.

They were days of great knowledge, prestigious intellects, and great cities. Likewise, the technological achievements we see today are awesome and frightening.

Noah’s days were also marked by social plagues—by violence and vengeance.

We, ourselves, live in troubling times, full of crime, revenge, and corruption.

They were days of sexual perversion and sick imaginations.

These same sinful urges are being celebrated today, made fashionable rather than shameful.

They were days of selfish prosperity.

No matter the state of our wealth, we cannot allow comfort to lull us to sleep.

The days of Noah were also full of solemn preaching.

Noah was a preacher of righteousness who proclaimed the wrath of God as he built the ark.

Adrian Rogers says, “God never sends judgment without first sending warning.”

The final mark of those days was sudden panic:

“For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:38-39).

The flood came when everything seemed to be going fine. When they least expected it, God ushered Noah and his family into the ark and shut the others out.

Adrian Rogers says, “When Noah drove that last nail into the ark, he may have had nothing left. When he came out of the ark, he had inherited the Earth. He went in a minority and came out a majority.”

Apply it to your life

It pays to serve Jesus, the ark of safety, who saves us from our sins. Put your faith in Him today.