“The story of the destruction of Sodom is well-known…but not often well-studied. There are a number of elements from it that have entered the general cultural awareness. However, the account itself reveals far more about the character of God, as well as Lot and the people of the Cities of the Plain.”
Video from last week’s study of Genesis 18 and Abraham’s three mysterious visitors.
“I’m not saying it is the perfect solution by any means. But I feel like if recognized, it could go a long way in establishing legislation that the vast majority of thoughtful voters could be more comfortable with than the current zero-sum game being played by activists on both sides of the socio-political divide.”
“Jesus uses this 1500 year old event to point to a reality that was hard His followers to accept. In order to receive eternal life, they had to believe in Him; and his method of redemption was going to be far from what they anticipated. Jesus was going to rise to the throne of King through His death – the antithesis of their expectations.”
Here’s today’s session for those who couldn’t be there in person. Today we looked at God’s reaffirmation of the Covenant he made with Abram (who gets a new name in this chapter) back in Gen.15. It’s been about 15 years or so since the beginning of ch.16′s events. Abram is 99 years old. Sarai is […]
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Hi Dojo readers, On Tuesday we looked at the events of Genesis 16 involving Abram, Sarai and an Egyptian named Hagar. We also met the mysterious “Angel of the LORD” for the first time. Despite the snowy weather, we had a good crowd and, as always, great food thanks to Ruth’s Chris on Fairview!
“In the same respect – many Christians today show contempt for the riches of God’s grace and mercy by failing to practice that very grace and mercy Jesus Himself modeled for us. It is far too easy to dismiss and ridicule those who live lifestyles inconsistent with what God wants humanity to be rather than being living examples of His healing and forgiveness.”