Moving Toward Sodom

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We are all moving this year. We are either moving toward the Lord or away from Him. Lot moved toward Sodom and away from the Lord. He was basically a good man who made a poor decision based on wrong priorities. The consequences that followed were dire, destroying his life.

Let us take care in our moves. We are basically good people, but we need to weigh our decisions in light of truth so we can avoid destructive consequences.

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Moving Toward Sodom

  1. 1. www.HebronLaneChurchOfChrist.com
  2. 2. Lot moved toward Sodom& away from the Lord  Basically a good man  Poor decision on wrong priorities  Dire consequences
  3. 3. Be cautious in our “moves”  Basically good people  Take care in our decisions  Avoid destructive consequences
  4. 4. The StoryLot moved after strife  Not enough room, Gen. 13:5-7  Given a choice, Gen. 13:8, 9  Chose the “best” land, Gen. 13:10-12  Near a wicked city, Gen. 13:13  In the city, Gen. 14:12
  5. 5. The StoryGod decided to destroy Sodom  Abraham warned, Gen. 18:16-21  Abraham sought mercy, Gen. 18:22-33
  6. 6. The StorySodom was destroyed  Depth of depravity, Gen. 19:4-11  Warning, Gen. 19:12-14  Escape, Gen. 19:15-17  Destruction, Gen. 19:23-28
  7. 7. The StoryThe aftermath  Living in fear, Gen. 19:30  Incest, Gen. 19:31-35
  8. 8. LessonsSmall decisions can have huge consequences  Wanted material advantage, Gen. 13:10, 11  Possessions neutral, Gen. 13:2; Ecc. 2:24  Danger in priority, 1 Tim. 6:6-19  May not enjoy them, Jas. 4:13-16
  9. 9. LessonsSmall decisions can have huge consequences  Decision not based on spiritual convictions, cf.2 Pt. 2:7, 8  Seek the Kingdom 1st, Mt. 6:33  Not job, position, business
  10. 10. LessonsLot & his family were drawn into thecity, Gen. 13:12; 14:12; 19:1  Drift, Heb. 2:1  Dull of hearing, Heb. 5:11  Conscience seared, 1 Tim. 4:1, 2  Glory in shame, Phil. 3:19
  11. 11. LessonsMoving toward Sodom affects the family  Lot’s sons, daughters, & sons-in-law left in the city, Gen. 19:12, 14  Wife looked back, Gen. 19:26  Daughters that escaped – Sodom in them
  12. 12. LessonsMoving toward Sodom affects the family  Our family?  What are they exposed to, Phil. 4:8  TV, movies, music  Video games  Internet  Education
  13. 13. LessonsMoving toward Sodom affects the family  Our family?  Worldly friends, 1 Cor. 15:33  Foul mouth  Smokers, drinkers  Tattoos, piercings
  14. 14. LessonsMoving toward Sodom affects the family  Our family?  Worldly mates, 1 Kgs. 21:25; 1 Pt. 3:1-4  Immoral  False religion  Irresponsible
  15. 15. LessonsMoving toward Sodom affects the family  Our family?  Admire worldly men & ways, Prov. 23:17; 24:1, 2  Career  Goals  Recognition
  16. 16. LessonsMoving toward Sodom affects the family  Our family?  Disinterested in spiritual life?  Don’t want to assemble  Don’t read their Bible  Don’t talk about Bible  Don’t discuss questions, issues

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