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Sermon by Bro Jason McNeese, pastor of Rural Retreat Baptist Church in Rural Retreat, VA:
The Life of
A Character Study
The Blunder of His Life
Text: Genesis 13:1-18
Introduction: Nahor – The Man That Stayed
Terah – The Man that Stopped
Avoid the Pitfall of a Dumb Decision – 13:1-11
What He Had In Mind…
A Decision Made with Finances in Mind – Vs6
A Decision Made with Friends in Minds – Vs7
A Decision Made with Feelings in Mind – Vs10, 11
What He Did Not Have In Mind…
Gave Not Thought to His Future
Gave No Thought to His Family
Gave No Thought to His Faith
Acknowledge the Problem of a Definite Direction –
He was Headed Away from Blessed Surroundings
“take the left hand , then I will go to the right” – Vs9
“separated themselves the one from the other.” – Vs11
“before the LORD destroyed
“wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly”
“pitched his tent toward
Admit the Potential of a Desired Destruction –
“that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed
Be careful of your desires!
They could become your damnation!
Be careful of your dreams!
They could become your nightmare!
A Deceptive Display – 13:10c-11 - Everything that glitters is not gold!
Looks Good – “lifted up his eyes and beheld”
Sounds Good – “well watered every where”
Feels Good – “chose him all the plain of Jordan”