Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 20th - Sodom and Gomorrah

Prayer Requests
Pastor Aaron Preaching
Camp Results and those who made professions
Dave in NOLA - Lucas in Indonesia
David in California

Text – 2 Peter 2:6-8

[Camp Discussion]

Since I anticipated a lot of students who would be in class that haven't been with us in the beginning chapters of Second Peter, we're going to look at the principles of Second Peter 2, but from a stand-alone topic, which is Sodom and Gomorrah. If ever there were a topic that should have a manuscript that your parents could read, it should be this one, but due to camp circumstances I did not prepare a manuscript, so we are recording this so the audio will be available to your parents.

1. Introduction
_a. Abraham
_b. Lot
_c. Separation
2. Sodom and Gomorrah
_a. Wicked (Genesis 18:20-21)
__i. Christ's Descension
__ii. Hebrews 4:14-15
_b. Homosexuality
__i. Romans 1:26-27
__ii. Revelation 21:8
__iii. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
___1. Why do we focus on homosexuality as the biggest sin?
___2. Is it first or last? Is it written in red?
__iv. Average of 2,100 partners
__v. Oscar Wilde "Bring me a minister"
_c. Genesis 19:5
_d. Sodom and Gomorrah elsewhere in the Bible
__i. Quoted dozens of times throughout the Bible, almost always points to God's wrath and ability to crush a nation, instead of homosexuality
__ii. Jude 1:7 and 2 Peter 2 point it at homosexuality
3. Salvation
_a. Genesis 18, Abraham intercedes
_b. Genesis 19, Angels save Lot and his two daughters and wife
_c. Righteous Lot? 2 Peter 2:6-8
__i. Daughter issue (twice)
__ii. Distressed over the grievous sins
__iii. Obviously was sinful and made major mistakes
__iv. Covered under the covenant and called righteous
4. Condemnation
_a. Lot's wife
_b. Hebrews 12:1-2 (Look ahead to plough a straight line / run a straight race)
5. Application
_a. Hebrews 13:14
_b. Hate sin, show charity to the sinner
_c. Homosexuality is a horrendous sin, but not irredeemable
_d. God's wrath will awaken (this is the transition for next week)
_e. A complete end of enemies
_f. A miraculous salvation