Welcome to Sittingbourne Baptist Church Website

After the Flood – Noah


This week we have a visiting preacher, Geoff Cook. Our virtual service will be led by Nathan Gordon,
and will include communion.




Sermon Notes



After the Flood: Four Things I Learned from Noah’s Later Life


There’s more to the Noah story than the Ark, but this episode from Noah’s later life is an odd one and it’s easy to overlook it.

So, what lessons can we learn from this strange episode in Noah’s later life?


1. You’re never too old to screw things up

even if you walked with God over 600 years, without putting a foot wrong.


So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! (1 Corinthians 10:12)


2. Always treat others with a respect they don’t deserve

rather than gloating over them


Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement. (Romans 12:3)

In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. (Philippians 2:3-4)

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)


3. When things go wrong, it’s usually six of one and half a dozen of the other

because nobody is perfect and we’re all to blame


We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way. (Isaiah 53:6)

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)


4. Don’t forget Jesus – it’s always all about Jesus

Noah isn’t the Saviour, Jesus is


God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. (2 Corinthians 5:19)

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.’ (Galatians 3:13)



Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think is the main point of this odd story?
  2. Does your church have a culture that allows for authentic openness about our messy lives?
  3. How do you react when you hear about somebody’s failings or fall from grace?
  4. How do you make sense of the curse and blessing in this passage?
  5. Where is God in your story right now?




Sermon Details

Sermon Title: Noah – After the Flood
Bible Reading: Genesis 9:18-29
Preacher: Geoff Cook
Worship Leader: Nathan Gordon


Sermon Audio Download

View Facebook Video Stream




Recent Posts

Stories of Faith

Stories of faith is a new testimony service evening service. Service led by Ian Stride.

Compassion Sunday

This week is ‘Compassion Sunday’, with guest speaker Lisa Leaf. Preaching from Nathan Gordon. Service led by Kuda Osoba. There is another Baptismal Class, which follows after the service.

What does it mean to walk in the Spirit?

A Reflective service with Alan Cole and which includes Communion. Service led by David Casse.

A purple coloured graphical image of a movie projector, with a beam of light showing the name 'Jesus'.

Is everyone really welcome?

We weeks sermon asks the question ‘Is everyone really welcome?’. Preaching from Nathan Gordon. Service led by Brian Dickson.