Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Growth of Our Faith

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faith, abraham, lot, st. peter, christian, disciples, st. paul, barnabas

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Contrast a righteous but weak Lot with Abraham, the father of all believers. Lot is materialistic, timid, helpless; Abraham is unselfish, bold, royal. Lot has to run for his life; Abraham, alone, pleads with God for Sodom. Lot escapes from the burning city with the loss of everything, while Abraham lives peacefully with the Lord who made heaven and earth. Lot wants to hide in a cave, while Abraham rises like a lonely mountain peak, touching the clouds.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 10:12; Isaiah 42:3; Luke 8:18; Luke 19:26; Mark 9:19; Matthew 14:31; Acts 6:5; Acts 11:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 8:7; Colossians 2:5; Romans 15:1; Romans 14:20-21; 1 Corinthians 9:22; Luke 22:32; Acts 14:22; Philippians 1:25;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars