Dr. Oscar T. Moses
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Bold Moves – Bible Study Part 2
This lesson is designed to teach us the value of exploring the possibilities of new beginnings!
Chapter 19 unfolds with the two angels arriving in Sodom. Lot, Abraham’s nephew, was sitting at the entrance of the city when they arrived. He welcomed them and beseeched them to come to his home to be his guest for the night. When they were getting ready to go to sleep for the evening the men of Sodom young and old surrounded the home of Lot to violate them sexually by rape. Lot stepped out of his home shutting the door behind him and pleading with the men. He offered his two virgin daughters but the men became enraged. They went to grab Lot and the two angels reached out and grabbed Lot and pulled him in doors, bolted the door and temporarily blinded the men of Sodom. The angels told Lot, “If you have any relatives in this city get them out. We will destroy this city completely. The stench of Sodom has reached the nostrils of God and He has sent us to destroy it.” Lot rushed out to tell his daughters fiancés and they laughed at him.
The next morning the angel’s hurriedly told Lot, “Take your family and leave this city”. When Lot moved slowly the angels grabbed his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them outside the city. The Lord was showing them mercy. The angels told them, “Run for your lives and don’t look back!” As Lot reached the city the sun was rising and God rained down fire on Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed everything from people, plants and animals alike. But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following behind him and became a pillar of salt.
- Who visited Lot? (19:1-2)
- How did the men in Sodom and Gomorrah treat Lot’s guests, and how did Lot respond? (19:4-8)
- What happened to the men surrounding Lot’s house? (19:9-11)
- When Lot and his family fled the city, what did his visitors tell them to do and not to do? (19:16-25)
- Why did Lot leave Sodom at the last minute? (19:12-22)
- What did Lot’s wife do, and what happened to her? (19:26)
Think About It
- Why is it so hard to let go of the past?
- In what ways do we become hardened to the evil around us?
- How does our society desensitize people to sinful behavior?
- How does Sodom and Gomorrah compare to our society?
- In what ways do people sometimes make their family suffer in order to uphold someone else’s expectations?
- Why is it sometimes hard to flee from sin?
- What makes this a bold move for Abraham and his family? Name 3 things.
What ‘Bold Moves” do you need to take? Think of some areas in your life that needs a necessary endings.
Keeping It Current
Thought: “As Christians we are commanded to love everyone. We are not commanded to force our beliefs on anyone. Neither is it fair for any group of people to force their beliefs on the Church. The Church should warmly welcome all people and teach the truth with love.”
- How should the church respond to the LGBTQ community?
- Is the church compromising to sinful behavior like Sodom and Gomorrah? How?
Dr. Oscar T. Moses
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