Our Foundations… Really? (Part 16)

March 26, 2017

sermon date 03-26-2017
speaker Pastor Cliff Allcorn


Biblical Reference:

Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Gen 8:20-22, ESV

Cross References:

(in order of mention from sermon)

Genesis 50:18-21
Ephesians 2:8-10, 5:2

Things We Learned Last Week…

  • That God always provides what we need to worship Him.
  • That the Lord Himself secures our salvation.
  • That God’s wrath is horrifying.

Things to Learn About My Own Walk with God this Week…

  • That trusting God in all circumstances will always lead to good for those who love Christ.
  • That believers must wait on God’s revelation to act.
  • That God’s decrees give believer’s our only real hope.

Important Words:

Decree of God “…is his eternal, unchangeable, holy, wise, and sovereign purpose, comprehending at once all things that ever were or will be in their causes, conditions, successions, and relations, and determining their certain futurition.” 1

Important Term:

Norma Normans non Normata – “The Norm of Norms That Is Not Normed” This is the principle the Scripture is the measure of truth, and when interpreted correctly, cannot be corrected by any other source.

Important Quote:

The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own Glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added …” 2

1 Archibald Alexander Hodge, Outlines of Theology: Rewritten and Enlarged (New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1878), 200.
2 Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter I, Article VI (Emphasis Mine)