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Saved from Sodom—Faithful Follower and Compassionate Host



FAITHFUL FOLLOWER AND COMPASSIONATE HOST Lot assisted Abraham on a mission to establish homeland for Christ’s ancestry and earned a stake in God’s promise that “all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Several generation’s later, his descendant Ruth married Abraham’s descendant Boaz and both became grandparents in the lineage of Christ. Lot performed an act of righteousness by providing food, shelter, and protection in Sodom to angels that he thought were ordinary strangers. His compassion to the “strangers” positioned him to benefit from Abraham’s intercession, whereby God promised to not sweep the righteous away with other inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. God saved Lot on account of Abraham as he destroyed the twin city.

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We continue our study series on Ruth by looking back in her ancestry to understand interactions between Lot and Abraham in relation to God calling Abraham (then Abram) to a special mission and Lot’s interactions with his community prior to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. We are interested in Lot because he was father of the Moabites and therefore progenitor of Ruth’s lineage.

Abram's journey from Haran
Abram’s journey from Haran
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FAITHFUL FOLLOWER Lot assisted Abraham on his mission to Canaan and worked with him until their peaceful separation: “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you” [Genesis 12:1]. As we discuss in a previous bible study (Leading or Following: Right Heart for Strategic Alliance), Christ taught several generations later that God rewards faithful followers: people that assist in his mission and contribute to its fulfillment. Therefore, by following and working with Abraham on a mission to establish a home for Christ’s ancestry, Lot placed himself in position to partake in God’s promise to Abraham that “all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” [Genesis 12:3].

INTERCESSION God revealed himself in human form to Abraham, told him about his judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah, and promised to offer the people one more opportunity to repent: “I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know” [Genesis 18:21]. Abraham interceded on behalf of the people and God promised to save the city if enough people showed themselves righteous. Lot was saved on account of Abraham’s intercession because he showed compassion to angels that he thought were ordinary strangers. However, other inhabitants of Sodom did not take advantage as they confirmed themselves wicked by seeking to attack and molest the “strangers.”

COMPASSION Lot’s compassion to the two strangers endeared him to God and contributed to he and his daughters being saved as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. God offered a final opportunity for repentance to the people through two angels that visited them in human form. Lot saw the two strangers in the evening, offered them shelter and food, and stood his ground to protect them as Sodomites descended on his house from every direction to attack and molest the strangers: “But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof” [Genesis 19:8]. God saved Lot and his family when he destroyed the city with all inhabitants.

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Leading or Following: Right Heart for Strategic Alliance



Christ’s Teaching on Human Partnership

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Leading Or Following 02ImageIn this bible study we examine interactions at the call-up of the first disciples of Jesus (based on the account in Luke 5:1–11) to understand God’s expectations and designs for human partnerships. The interactions illustrate that God expects people to work together, in collaboration, to accomplish objectives that he places in our path. For each assignment, he chooses a leader and provides opportunity for other potential participants to join the leader in an alliance to accomplish the task. The chosen leader is expected to recognize the assignment—an opportunity that God has placed in his/her path, start work as needed while leaving doors open for others to contribute. The other potential participants are expected to recognize the opportunity and make themselves available to contribute, by staying close enough to offer needed assistance but far enough to avoid getting in the way of accomplishing the objective. We learn through the interactions that God will reward all participants in a successful alliance. Leading or following, the size of your harvest will be determined by your capacity.

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Perfect Heart for Strategic Alliance 2nd of 2 Parts

Multiply by Sharing

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What should you do when you experience abundant blessing, when God’s favor is in your life? We examine the question in this bible study, fourth and final part of the “Power of Strategic Alliance” series. It has indeed been a life transforming message, highly recommended for anyone desirous of “strategic blessing” and overflow from God. When Jesus “enters your boat,” it positions you for relevance, significance and impact. What you do with His instructions is important in engaging the strategic blessing and overflow.

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Strategic Alliance What and Why?

Strategic Alliance

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This is the first of a four-part series featuring the proceedings of the Banking Blessings Ministry seminar on the Power of Strategic Alliance. The seminar was led by Bishop Francis Bob Alonge, bishop of the Covenant Assembly Ministries and a Director of Banking Blessings Ministry. In this study, we will explore the meaning of Strategic Alliance: the people, friendships, or relationships that God brings our way in our journey of life, whether as family, friends, business associates, school mates, colleagues, church members, mentors, pastors, or others.

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Introducing Banking Blessings Ministry

Objectives: Banking Blessings Ministry

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What is Banking Blessings Ministry and what is it set out to achieve? We discussed this on Saturday, April 11, 2015 as a bonus presentation during our first seminar, a power-packed discussion and teaching on The Power of Strategic Alliance. Video and audio proceedings of the seminar are available through our website.

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