NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

 

BIBLE CHARACTERS

NOAH

LESSON 10

THE BUILDING OF THE ARK

THE BOARDS OR MEMBERS

1)      First we must find the special tree and then make the boards from it.  We must find Christ and know Him, to know if the members came out of Him.

 

2)      The tree must be cut down, before it can be made into boards.  Jesus the Tree Of Life had to die before we could be taken out of Him.

 

3)      The boards also then, must be dead if the tree is dead, to take on a new purpose in life  - to build the Ark!  (John 11:25 “…He that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live...”  Romans 6:11 “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”)  So as with Christians, as Jesus died, we must consider ourselves dead, because we came out of Him to have a new purpose and life by being used to build the Church!

 

1 Cor 11:24     Jesus said, "…This is My Body, (Tree) which is broken for you…"  He was saying to us, that we can be a piece of that broken body if we are in Him, and that He would gather all of the pieces together to make One Body again - Only it would be His Body the Church!

 

4)      Some boards are very gnarled, and need more work than others.  Many Christians, because of pride or self will, need more work than others so that they will fit into the Body.

 

5)      Some boards must be tested and tried more than others to fulfill their calling.

 

6)      If a board cannot be fitted into the Ark ‑ It is not part of the Ark.  If we don't find a place in the local Church to function, we are not part of the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth!

 

7)      When all the boards are fitted and joined together, they become one board.  When all the Christians are fitted and joined together, they become one!

 

John 17:11      Jesus prayer, "…Father that they ALL may be ONE..."

& John 17:21

 

Summary        Colossians 2:19, Ephesians 4:16, Ephesians 2:21 these scriptures illustrate the purpose of the body.

 

Bonus              What parallels can you draw between our study of Noah and John 15. What would the fruit represent from our study of Noah.