This is the first in a three-part sermon on Lot, the nephew of Abraham.
In order to understand Lot, we have to understand the city in which he came to live, Sodom. Sodom was a city that enjoyed great material abundance and much leisure, but Sodom was indifferent to the needs of those around her. In its luxury, its citizens were given over to unbridled sensuality which resulted in a universal embracing of homosexuality.
Because of the sin of our first parents, none of us is immune to the potential pull toward homosexuality. Yet this sad truth offers us hope, too, for "Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners, of whom I am chief" (1 Timothy 1:15). No sin is so bad that it cannot be washed clean by the blood of Jesus. No stronghold of a life-dominating, life-defining sin is too strong to resist the power of the Holy Spirit who gives us freedom in Jesus Christ.
Great Sermon! An excellent overview of how sinful we all are and there's Jesus as the answer for everyone of our sins. This was very insightful to the greater understanding of all the sins of Sodom -- much like the USA is acting. God's judgment is on our nation and most people don't care.
Great Sermon! Brother Vincent preaches another courageous sermon reflecting deep insight and wisdom.
David and Amy (1/11/2008)
Great Insight!!! Great insight and light in to the Fallen Humanity of Man! There is hope for the homosexual and hetrosexual in Christ!
What Hope for All!
Amy Pepe (1/11/2008)
from CT, USA
Great Sermon! Christian, thank you for sharing what God has done for you. He will never leave you or forsake you! Be of good courage.
I know of a man who also use to practice the homosexual life style. He was saved by God's grace and He now is married with 2 chidren. He has a Ministry outreach that may be of some encourgement to you. His email address is www.igroops.com/igroops/sbm
M ay God Bless you!
Christian Raas (1/7/2008)
I've been blessed! Thank you so much for this very honest and down-to-earth message. I have left the homosexual lifestyle quite a while ago but I still struggle with same-sex attractions from time to time. This message renewed my hope and also my assurance of salvation in Christ alone. I want to be the man God made me to be but I know I am still far from being what I want to be. I have listened to almost every sermon on this website on the issue of homosexuality but very few confront this issue so honestly, straight-forward and yet compassionately as this one.
After serving Grace Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Louisiana, Bob was honorably retired on Sunday, September 27, 2015, and given the title "Pastor Emeritus." This was forty years to the day after he became their pastor. He now works for the Presbytery of the Gulf South as...