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Key Verse

  • By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his familyHebrews 11:7 NIV

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  • By faith [with confidence in God and His word] Noah, being warned by God about events not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation1 of his familyHebrews 11:7 AMP
Salvation = rescue or safety (physically or morally)
Your Family is your Primary Responsibility including their Spiritual salvation.


Provide for your Family

  • If anyone fails to provide for his own, and especially for those of his own family, he has denied the faith [by disregarding its precepts] and is worse than an unbeliever [who fulfills his obligation in these matters]. 1 Timothy 5:8 AMP

  • Man goes out to his work And remains at his labor until evening. Psalm 104:23 AMP

How Family Blessed

1. Through Salvation

  • They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved2, you and your household.” Acts 16:31 NASB
Saved = deliver, protect, heal, do well

2. Having God's Presence

  • the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house for three months; and the LORD blessed3 the family of Obed-edom and all that he had. 1 Chronicles 13:14 NASB
  • So the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household (family). Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” 2 Samuel 6:11-12 AMP

Blessed = abundantly, altogether, congratulate, greatly, kneel down, praise, salute, thank

3. Bless your Family

4. Teach

  • For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and [the sons of] his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is righteous and just, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has promised him. Genesis 18:19 AMP



  1. 4991 σωτηρία [SWTHRI/A] {sōtēría} \so-tay-ree'-ah\ feminine of a derivative of 4990 as (properly, abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally):- deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.
  2. 4982 σώζω [SW/ZW] {sṓzō} \sode'-zo\ from a primary σῶς [SW=S] {sōs} (contraction for obsolete σάος [SA/OS] {sáos}, "safe"); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):--heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
  3. 01288 בּרך [bârak] \baw-rak'\ A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of {adoration}) and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the {king} as treason): - X {abundantly} X {altogether} X at {all} {blaspheme} {bless} {congratulate} {curse} X {greatly} X {indeed} kneel ({down}) {praise} {salute} X {still} thank.