The Cost Of Compromise by Larry Wynn

(outline) THE COST OF COMPROMISE
GENESIS 13
June 1, 1997 A.M.

INTRODUCTION

A. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW YOUR LIFE
WILL END UP?

B. LOOK AT THE DIRECTION YOU TAKE AT
CRITICAL JUNCTURES IN YOUR LIFE.

ILL. TRIP TO SOUTH GEORGIA: MAP. SERIES OF
TURNS AND CHOICES. MAKE RIGHT ARRIVE
AT RIGHT DESTINATION. MAKE WRONG
ARRIVE AT WRONG DESTINATION.

C. TODAY, LOOK AT THE TRAGIC STORY OF A
MAN WHO MADE SOME TERRIBLE
DECISIONS.

1. HIS DIRECTION IN LIFE AFFECTED
NOT ONLY HIMSELF BUT ALSO THE
LIVES OF THOSE HE LOVED.

2. OUR CHOICES ALWAYS HAVE
CONSEQUENCES BEYOND US.

3. THE STORY IS LOT FOUND IN GENESIS
13.

D. THE STORY CONTRASTS TWO MEN: LOT AND
ABRAHAM.

1. ABRAHAM REPRESENTS THE PERSON
WHO SEEKS GODLY COUNSEL.

2. LOT REPRESENTS THE MAN WHO
FOLLOWS THE URGING OF THE FLESH.


E. LOT’S STORY WILL HELP US AS WE SEE HOW
WRONG CHOICES LED TO WOEFUL
CONSEQUENCES.

I. CHOICE.

A. THE STORY IS THAT OF TWO RANCHERS ON
ONE PIECE OF PROPERTY.

1. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH GRAZING
LAND.

2. ABRAHAM DIDN’T WANT THE
UNSAVED TO SEE THEM ARGUING.

3. GOOD LESSON FOR BAPTIST
CHURCHES.

ILL. DEVIL WOULD RATHER START A
GOOD CHURCH FIGHT THAN SELL A
BAG OF DOPE.

4. ABRAHAM WAS WILLING TO
SACRIFICE HIS WANTS FOR THE
CAUSE OF CHRIST. “LOT, YOU
CHOOSE.”

B. LOT’S CHOICE WAS VERY SELFISH.

1. HE HAD NO THOUGHT FOR GOD OR HIS
FAMILY.

2. “IT WAS A PURELY BUSINESS
DECISION,” HE THOUGHT!

ILL. HE WAS MORE INTERESTED IN HIS GOLD
THAN HIS GOD; HIS CATTLE THAN HIS
CHILDREN; HIS FORTUNE THAN HIS FAMILY.

3. SODOM WAS A TERRIBLE PLACE TO
RAISE CHILDREN.

4. WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT
MAKING SELFISH CHOICES IN LIFE.

B. HIS CHOICE SEEMED SMALL.

1. DIDN’T SEEM TOO BAD.

2. HE TRIED TO HOLD ON TO GOD WITH
ONE HAND AND THE WORLD WITH
THE OTHER.

3. DIDN’T MOVE ALL THE WAY INTO
SODOM; HE JUST MOVED TOWARDS
SODOM.

4. BE CAREFUL ABOUT BORDERLINE
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