We are continuing our sermon series on questions Jesus asked. This week we turn to an important question Jesus asked, “Why do you call me Lord, and not do what I tell you? We see examples of Christians failing to follow Jesus’ directions all around us. They are pretty easy to find. Then if we are honest, we realize that our behavior falls short of Jesus’ call to live with love and grace. None of us are Jesus. We fall short. It’s why Jesus asks the question. Interestingly, we haven’t changed in 2,000 years. Fortunately, Jesus has a construction plan to help us.
Noah and his family spent a long time on the ark with the animals during the flood. Longer than most of us realize. This time was the in-between time. It was a time of waiting and wondering if God had forgotten him during the storm. Sometimes we find ourselves in the same in-between time as Noah. Through the story of the flood we can learn some ways to weather the storms of life.