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1 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,

2 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  Context of Luke 17:32  The events leading up to Lot’s escape from Sodom... Gen 13; 18; 19:1-15  They escape – (Gen 19:16-25) AFTER which Lot’s wife perishes (26)

3 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  She Was Warned Of The Danger  She Made An Effort To Be Saved  She Committed But One Sin  What Does Looking Back Indicate?

4 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  God, through His grace, warned her –  “We will destroy this place... Escape for your life... Do not look behind you" (Gen. 19:12-17).

5 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  God is NOT willing that ANY should perish!! (2 Pet 3:9-12)  However - Hell is a REAL place!!! - (Matt. 18:8.9; 25:46; Luke 16:24)  God will REALLY send people there!!! (Mat 7:21-23; 25:46; 2 Thes. 1:7-9; Rev 21:8)

6 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  God will destroy this world and condemn the unrighteous!! (Mat 7:21- 23; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rev 21:8; 2 Thes 1:7-9) The Immoral – adulterers – fornicators – homosexuals – etc. The Ungodly – murderers – thieves – idolaters – sorcerers – liars – false teachers... The Disobedient – rebels – hypocrites – deceived – ignorant – those who do NOT obey the gospel.

7 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  God will destroy this world and condemn the unrighteous!! (Mat 7:21- 23; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rev 21:8; 2 Thes 1:7-9)  BUT YOU CAN ESCAPE!! (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38-40; 1 Peter 3:21)  Don’t look back!! – (Heb 3:12-4:1; 10:35; James 5:19,20; Pet 2:20-22)

8 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  She ACTUALLY escaped the city – Gen 19:15-17  They were to continue on or be destroyed – Gen 19:17-22  But she perished – Gen 19:23-26

9 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  We MUST escape the world or perish – Luke 21:36; Acts 2:40;  We MUST also continue to be separate from the world – 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; Heb 3:14; 10:35-39; 2 Pet 2:18-22; 1 Jn 2:15-17

10 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  She LOOKED back!! – Genesis 19:26 (NKJV) But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

11 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  She LOOKED back!! – 4They were leaving their home – 4They were leaving friends and family – 4People were perishing...

12 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  As did: 4Adam & Eve - Gen 3 4Cain - Gen 4 4Nadab & Abihu – Lev 10:1,2 4Moses – Num 20:8-12,24 4Uzzah – 1 Chron. 13 4Ananias & Sapphira – Acts 5

13 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  Sin separates one from God – Is 59:1,2  The wages of sin is DEATH! – Rom 6:23; James 1:13-15  Those guilty of sin on the day of judgment will be cast into the lake which burns with fire – Rev 21:8

14 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  Sin CAN & MUST be forgiven!! FThe alien sinner is forgiven when he/she by faith obeys the gospel – Acts 2:38; Col. 2:11-13 FThe Christian who sins is forgiven when he/she confesses, repents & prays – Acts 8:18-24; 1 John 1:9

15 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  A divided heart – Mat 6:19-24  A lack of conviction – Num. 14:1-4; Heb 10:38,39  A lack of commitment – Jer 6:16; Jos 24:15; 1 Tim 1:12 Luke 9:62 (NKJV) But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

16 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10, My contribution, My attendance, My study habits, My prayer life, My participation, My teaching, My influence,  A divided heart – Mat 6:19-24  A lack of conviction – Num. 14:1-4; Heb 10:38,39  A lack of commitment – Jer 6:16; Jos 24:15; 1 Tim 1:12

17 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  She Was Warned Of The Danger  She Made An Effort To Be Saved  She Committed But One Sin  Looking back indicated UNBELIEF?

18 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / September 10,  We have been warned – Heb 9:27  Have you made an effort to be saved? – Acts 22:16  Is there a sin in your life for which you need forgiveness? – Acts 2:38; 1 John 1:9  DON’T LOOK BACK – LOOK TO JESUS! – Heb 10:39; 12:1-3

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