I hate forgetting things! I would love to always remember fully and perfectly. But I don’t. I forget names. I forget chores. I forget birthdays. I forget appointments. I imagine you can relate to this at some level. But God never forgets. He never struggles to remember our names. He remembers everything - even the things we forget about ourselves! But in the Bible we see ways that God remembers that are specific to His nature.

When Genesis 8:1 says, “God remembered Noah,” it was not as if He briefly forgot Noah, then remembered. Remembered in this context has to do with the nature of God. Remembering here points to 2 specific things about God. First, God remembers in the context of covenant keeping. God made a covenant with Noah to save him from the flood by means of the ark in Genesis 6:18. In the beginning of chapter 8 God remembers Noah by fulfilling the covenant by rescuing Noah and his family from the ark.

God also “remembers” by acting on behalf of His people. God remembered Abraham in Genesis 19:29 by saving Lot. God remembered Rachael in Genesis 30:22 by helping her conceive a child. And God remembers you and I by working faithfully, consistently, and for our benefit in our lives daily. If you have ever felt lost or forgotten, it never applies to your relationship with God. God is with you, in you, and for you!

Come worship at The Rock this Sunday to know more about God’s work in Noah’s life. But it is not only knowledge we seek in the Bible, we find joy, peace, hope, confidence, wisdom, and faith for our lives!

"But God remembered Noah…" - Genesis 8:1a

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:


An unchangeable, divinely imposed legal agreement between God and man that stipulates the conditions of their relationship.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into Psalm 139 & how God is our creator. The kids will learn the Bible point "God is our Creator, so we live out our purpose." Some kids struggle to know what their purpose is. We want to help kids see how God has already used them to do important things and how He can continue to use their unique talents & personality traits for an exciting purpose.


Sermon Topic - November 10

Genesis 8:1-22

“God Remembered Noah”

Lectionary Readings

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

Psalm 78:1-7

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Matthew 25:1-13

September 2019 YTD