Uncle Abraham and Nephew Lot
Ken D. Trivette
1. A recent Barna Report showed that most professing Christians in this country live in the South. 42% of evangelicals in this country live in the South, while 24% live in the West, 24% live in the Midwest, and only 10% live in the Northeast.1
2. Barna found that those in the South are most likely to be involved and, in most cases, those in the Northeast are least likely to be involved. Southerners are more than twice as likely as Northeast residents to attend Sunday School, to participate in a small group, and are about 50% more likely to read the Bible or volunteer at their Church.2
3. The story before us is a story of 2 Christians and where they lived. They lived in 2 different geographical locations and lived entirely different kinds of lives as Christians.
4. It's the story of an uncle and his nephew. There is Uncle Abraham and nephew Lot. Lot was the son of Abraham's brother Haran. Notice Genesis 11:27, ''Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.''
5. Now Abraham and Lot were not only family related, they were also faith related. They were not only members of the same physical family; they were also members of the same spiritual family.
6. Notice Genesis 12:4, ''So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.''
7. Abraham had left Ur because of his faith, and the fact that Lot went with him, is an indication that he shared the same faith. Lot had embraced and accepted the same God that his uncle Abraham had embraced and accepted.
8. When we come to Genesis 13, we find that even though they both were Christians, they lived entirely different as Christians. Abraham is representative of the spiritual man and Lot is representative of the carnal man.
9. When you look at Abraham, there is much evidence o ...
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