Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of Promise Keeper
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Romans 4:20-22 and Hebrews 11:17-19

Week 3: Day 1

This week’s sermon, Promise Keeper with Dr. Robby Gallaty, focuses on Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 15:1-21. We have divided this sermon into three parts for you to watch throughout this week. Please watch the first part today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading:  Genesis 18-19

18:1 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest time of the day. 2Abraham looked up and saw three men standing across from him. When he saw them he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. 3He said, “My lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by and leave your servant. 4Let a little water be brought so that you may all wash your feet and rest under the tree. 5And let me get a bit of food so that you may refresh yourselves since you have passed by your servant’s home. After that you may be on your way.” “All right,” they replied, “you may do as you say.” 6So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Take three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread.” 7Then Abraham ran to the herd and chose a fine, tender calf, and gave it to a servant, who quickly prepared it. 8Abraham then took some curds and milk, along with the calf that had been prepared, and placed the food before them. They ate while he was standing near them under a tree. 9Then they asked him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” He replied, “There, in the tent.” 10One of them said, “I will surely return to you when the season comes round again, and your wife Sarah will have a son!” (Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, not far behind him. 11Abraham and Sarah were old and advancing in years; Sarah had long since passed menopause.) 12So Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, “After I am worn out will I have pleasure, especially when my husband is old too?” 13The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child when I am old?’ 14Is anything impossible for the Lord? I will return to you when the season comes round again and Sarah will have a son.” 15Then Sarah lied, saying, “I did not laugh,” because she was afraid. But the Lord said, “No! You did laugh.” 16When the men got up to leave, they looked out over Sodom. (Now Abraham was walking with them to see them on their way.) 17Then the Lord said, “Should I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18After all, Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations on the earth may receive blessing through him. 19I have chosen him so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. Then the Lord will give to Abraham what he promised him.” 20So the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so blatant 21that I must go down and see if they are as wicked as the outcry suggests. If not, I want to know.” 22The two men turned and headed toward Sodom, but Abraham was still standing before the Lord. 23Abraham approached and said, “Will you really sweep away the godly along with the wicked? 24What if there are fifty godly people in the city? Will you really wipe it out and not spare the place for the sake of the 50 godly people who are in it? 25Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the godly with the wicked, treating the godly and the wicked alike! Far be it from you! Will not the judge of the whole earth do what is right?” 26So the Lord replied, “If I find in the city of Sodom 50 godly people, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” 27Then Abraham asked, “Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes), 28what if there are five less than the 50 godly people? Will you destroy the whole city because five are lacking?” He replied, “I will not destroy it if I find 45 there.” 29Abraham spoke to him again, “What if 40 are found there?” He replied, “I will not do it for the sake of the 40.” 30Then Abraham said, “May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak! What if 30 are found there?” He replied, “I will not do it if I find 30 there.” 31Abraham said, “Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, what if only 20 are found there?” He replied, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the 20.” 32Finally Abraham said, “May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if 10 are found there?” He replied, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the 10.” 33The Lord went on his way when he had finished speaking to Abraham. Then Abraham returned home. 19:1 The two angels came to Sodom in the evening while Lot was sitting in the city’s gateway. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face toward the ground. 2He said, “Here, my lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house. Stay the night and wash your feet. Then you can be on your way early in the morning.” “No,” they replied, “we’ll spend the night in the town square.” 3But he urged them persistently, so they turned aside with him and entered his house. He prepared a feast for them, including bread baked without yeast, and they ate. 4Before they could lie down to sleep, all the men—both young and old, from every part of the city of Sodom—surrounded the house. 5They shouted to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can take carnal knowledge of them!” 6Lot went outside to them, shutting the door behind him. 7He said, “No, my brothers! Don’t act so wickedly! 8Look, I have two daughters who have never been intimate with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do to them whatever you please. Only don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.” 9“Out of our way!” they cried, “This man came to live here as a foreigner, and now he dares to judge us! We’ll do more harm to you than to them!” They kept pressing in on Lot until they were close enough to break down the door. 10So the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house as they shut the door. 11Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, from the youngest to the oldest, with blindness. The men outside wore themselves out trying to find the door. 12Then the two visitors said to Lot, “Who else do you have here? Do you have any sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or other relatives in the city? Get them out of this place 13because we are about to destroy it. The outcry against this place is so great before the Lord that he has sent us to destroy it.” 14Then Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law who were going to marry his daughters. He said, “Quick, get out of this place because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was ridiculing them. 15At dawn the angels hurried Lot along, saying, “Get going! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or else you will be destroyed when the city is judged!” 16When Lot hesitated, the men grabbed his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters because the Lord had compassion on them. They led them away and placed them outside the city. 17When they had brought them outside, they said, “Run for your lives! Don’t look behind you or stop anywhere in the valley! Escape to the mountains or you will be destroyed!” 18But Lot said to them, “No, please, Lord! 19Your servant has found favor with you, and you have shown me great kindness by sparing my life. But I am not able to escape to the mountains because this disaster will overtake me and I’ll die. 20Look, this town over here is close enough to escape to, and it’s just a little one. Let me go there. It’s just a little place, isn’t it? Then I’ll survive.” 21“Very well,” he replied, “I will grant this request too and will not overthrow the town you mentioned. 22Run there quickly, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” (This incident explains why the town was called Zoar.) 23The sun had just risen over the land as Lot reached Zoar. 24Then the Lord rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was sent down from the sky by the Lord. 25So he overthrew those cities and all that region, including all the inhabitants of the cities and the vegetation that grew from the ground. 26But Lot’s wife looked back longingly and was turned into a pillar of salt. 27Abraham got up early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28He looked out toward Sodom and Gomorrah and all the land of that region. As he did so, he saw the smoke rising up from the land like smoke from a furnace. 29So when God destroyed the cities of the region, God honored Abraham’s request. He removed Lot from the midst of the destruction when he destroyed the cities Lot had lived in. 30Lot went up from Zoar with his two daughters and settled in the mountains because he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. 31Later the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man in the country to sleep with us, the way everyone does. 32Come, let’s make our father drunk with wine so we can go to bed with him and preserve our family line through our father.” 33So that night they made their father drunk with wine, and the older daughter came in and went to bed with her father. But he was not aware of when she lay down with him or when she got up. 34So in the morning the older daughter said to the younger, “Since I went to bed with my father last night, let’s make him drunk again tonight. Then you go in and go to bed with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” 35So they made their father drunk that night as well, and the younger one came and went to bed with him. But he was not aware of when she lay down with him or when she got up. 36In this way both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father. 37The older daughter gave birth to a son and named him Moab. He is the ancestor of the Moabites of today. 38The younger daughter also gave birth to a son and named him Ben Ammi. He is the ancestor of the Ammonites of today. (NET Bible)

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