Angels Freed Lot’s Family From Sodom’s Fate

Angels Freed Lot’s Family From Sodom’s Fate

Genesis 19:1-26

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PARTICIPANTS

Lot, who also serves as Narrator
Angel
Bad Guy

Prompter (Optional). Prompter shouts a brief line and Companions repeat it.

Companions (Optional): children and all adults that want to take part. Make sure Companions know who the Prompter is, and that they are to repeat Prompter’s words.

SCRIPT

Lot

I am Lot, Abraham’s selfish nephew. Let me tell you how God brought me to my senses. The Almighty once ran out of patience with a very evil city. Two strangers came to Sodom and spent the night in my house. I didn’t know it then, but they were angels in human form. Some men, crazed by perverted sexual lust, came to make wicked demands.

Bad Guy

Lot! Lot! Send your guests out for us to have some pleasantries.

Lot

Please, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.

Bad Guy

Do as we say, or else! Now!

Prompter & Companions

Yeah! Do as we say!

Lot

I was afraid, and did a cowardly thing. I realized by then that my visitors were very special persons, sent by God, so I tried desperately to solve the predicament. I told the men, “I have two daughters who have not had relations with man;  let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like;  only do nothing to these good men, since they have come under the shelter of my roof.

Bad Guy

Hey! Lot, you came here as a foreigner and have no right to tell us what to do. Come, guys, let’s force our way through the doorway. Stand aside, Lot!

Prompter & Companions

Yeah! Stand aside! Stand aside!

Lot

They tried to enter, but the angels reached out and brought me into the house with them, shut the door and struck the men at the doorway with blindness, but they were so crazed by lust that they wearied themselves trying to find the door.

Angel

Lot, get your family out of this place, your daughters, soon-to-be sons-in-law and sons; for we are about to demolish it.  Its wickedness has become so great before the Lord that He has sent us to destroy it.  Go now, and speak to your sons-in-law who are soon to marry your daughters.

Lot

(Go to one side and shout) My sons-in-law, get up, get out of this city.  God’s going to destroy it!

Bad Guy

Ha! Look at the poor stooge! His sons-in-law pay no heed. They know he’s just jesting.

Lot

Morning dawned, and the angels shook me awake.

Angel

Get up! Take your wife and daughters, or you’ll be swept away in the city’s disaster.

Lot

I hesitated. The angels seized us, and took my family outside the city.

Angel

(Pull Lot to one side; talk firmly) Now escape for your life with your family!  Don’t look back, and don’t stay in the valley; escape to the mountains, or you’ll be swept away.

Lot

Oh no, my lords! Not the mountains! Disaster would overtake me there and I’d die. Look, there’s a town over there we can flee to. And it’s small. Please, let me escape there, since it’s small!

Angel

Very well, we grant you this request also. We will not destroy your little town. Hurry!

Lot

The sun had risen over the earth when we came to the town of Zoar.  Suddenly I heard a terrible roar and saw the reflection of great fire all around.

Bad Guy

Oh, no! Fire is falling on us! Where’s it coming from? (Scream and fall.)

Prompter & Companions

Help! Help! Fire is everywhere!

Lot

Wife! Daughters! Don’t look back, or you’ll die! The angel warned us!

Lot

The Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from heaven. He destroyed those cities, and the entire valley. And then, Alas! My wife looked back, and she became a lifeless pillar of salt.

DISCUSS

In recent centuries, what has God done that corresponds to what He did to Sodom?

(Possible answers: Nations that have shown mindless cruelties to Jews have endured harsh and painful downfalls. Also, churches that have permitted immoral behavior without repenting of it have sunken into decline and lost their joy.)

2 Peter 2 says that Lot was a righteous man whose soul was tormented by the corrupt deeds of his neighbors in Sodom. In what way does Lot exemplify weak Christians?

What do you recall from the story that showed Lot’s wishy-washy ways and spineless faith?

God was answering Abraham’s intercessory prayer when He rescued Lot’s family. What friends can your group pray for, who are is in a similar condition as Lot?

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