Read Genesis Chapters 18 & 19


Have you ever made a snowball decision?  One that seemed small, insignificant, inconsequential at the time, but as it rolled along it became bigger and eventully was out of control?  We have proabaly all been there to some extent when life seems to get out of control and we are grasping at anything to hangon through the thick of it.


Abraham was the line of the Israelite nation.  Abrahman is also called the father of the faith – stopping at nothing to honor God’s instructions.  While Abraham was not perfect, we can seea shining example in his life of honoring God


Lot was the nephew of God’s servant Abraham and was raised in large part by Abraham.  We wonder how Lot went from the example of Abraham to living in a place like Sodom and Gomorrah.  Maybe his intention was just to stay there for  few days or weeks while passing through.  As the story unforlds, however, we see just how corrupt Lot had become in his time there.  It seems he had fled from everything Godly and fully immersed his family in the sinful culture of the area.  Yet, God was faithful to Abrhaman and faithful to Lot.  When judgement was to rained down on them, God sent angels to rescue Lot and his family. 


When was a time in your life that you found yourself living faithfully to God?


When was a time of the opposite? When you seemed to be living in all things against God?


How did that begin?


Has that time of rebellion come to an end?  If so, how did that end come?


What lessons did you learn from both of these experiences?  The faithful and the unfaithful?



The Scriptures

The Bible is the inspired Word of God given to His people and revealed by the Holy Spirit.  It is complete and without error in its content and given to individual believers with the intent of instructing them in who God is and transforming their lives according to His will.

Exodus 24:4, 1 Thes 2:13,2 Peter 1:19-21, John 17:13-17, 1 Cor 2:7-15, 1 John 2:20, John 16:12-13, Deuteronomy 4:2, Ps 19:7, Isa 40:8, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33, John 10:35, Matthew 5:18, Luke 24:44, Exodus 24:7, Deuteronomy 4:1, Ps 119:9-16, Acts 17:11, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12, Matthew 5:19, Romans 15:4, Colossians 3:16, Romans 16:25-27