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Some very important lessons can be learned about how to be blessed and how to be cursed in the passage of scripture being examined in this excellent teaching by Pastor Kyle Brooks. Drawing again on the life of Abraham, special emphasis is given to his nephew, Lot, who although rescued from Sodom, was left destitute after walking so long in prosperity when he was with Abraham. Where did he go wrong? Listen and let Pastor Brooks guide in you this third session of Intimate Friendship with God.
God could not find even 10 holy people in Sodom and Gomorrah in order to save them. Will God find you and at least 9 more people Holy so he can save your city from destruction? Live holy and God will save your city because of you and others who choose to live Holy!
Guest Ed Traverse, pastor at New Life OSU, tells us about two different biblical examples of character and how God uses men and women of good character to break the chains of sin.
Peter continues his look at the stories of the Old Testament, this time specifically looking at the story of Lot. Often Lot is scripted as a selfish guy, who chose the best land for himself. He is remembered as the guy who volunteered his daughters to the crowd seeking the angelic messengers that were sojourning in his home for the night. Or maybe you remember the story further down the line where those same daughters get him drunk and sleep with him to get pregnant. This guy, this obviously flawed guy, is called righteous by Peter. What?? This is where His story gets complicated. Shoot, it's all complicated. Whereas we want tidy lives and tidy folk leading us, this ongoing story of God continues to involve some crazy twists and turn woven together by a great storyteller - the greatest storyteller. It is too easy, far too easy, to just point at Lot and be disgusted by his action (or lack of). But we are not altogether different. He is not unlike us - just change the actions and we are not so far from him. Peter is intimately acquainted with this sort of living. He is writing to a people who are not unfamiliar with this sort of living. We are not outside this sort of living. In that - there is hope. He makes beautiful things out of dust and dirt. Part 1 of 2 in this story. (Oh, and we take a look at the long story of Sodom and Gomorrah as well. Heritage says one thing about this sinful place - but His story says another.)
Lies. They are all around us. They pervade our conversations - both inside & outside our heads. As Peter starts to dig into the meat of the purpose for his 2nd letter, what we find is that there is a subtly to the lies we hear, process and believe. The only way to fight the lies, to fight the untruth about who we think we are (versus what He says to be true about us) is through His Word. To reinforce the fight against false teaching, Peter references the stories of the Old Testament - specifically the stories of the fall of angels and of Noah. Through looking at those stories through the lens of the broader story of Scripture, we gain insight into the work that God is doing in our lives and in the lives of others, and how to stand firm against the lies of the world.