W7 Patriarch Lesson: Sodom and Gomorrah

Bible Passage: Genesis 18-19

Step 1: Excite

Brainstorm and discuss what a wicked city would be like in Bible times. What type things would you see? What would you hear? What would you smell? What would the people be like? Would you want to live in a city like that? Why or why not? Why did Lot choose to live in a wicked city?

As you read the story look for these four sections:

  1. Revelation
  2. Negotiation
  3. Confrontation
  4. Destruction

Step 2: Examine

Research the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in at least one of the following:

Lot had acted selfishly and foolishly when he had chosen to become a part of Sodom, where his children would be soiled by the city’s shame. Though he had attained some measure of prominence among the people, he had never influenced them toward righteous behavior; and so he failed to exert moral leadership in the hour of crisis. His own family, at the end, put no faith in his most urgent warnings.

What a striking contrast between the depravity of Lot and the righteous life of Abraham! The members of Lot’s family were all corrupt. Not one of them weighed an ounce in the scales of justice and righteousness. When Lot and his wife and two daughters stumbled out of the doomed city, God held back the impending destruction until his messengers could extricate them from the vile grip of Sodom. (The Wycliffe Bible Commentary)

Step 3: Expand

Complete at least 1 activity.

  • Activity 1. Answer questions.
  1. Who asked God not to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah?
  2. Did God negotiate?
  3. How many righteous believers were in Sodom and Gomorrah?
  4. What happened to the angles that went to Lot’s home.
  5. What happened to the people who tried to attack the angels?
  6. Who took Lot and family out of the city?
  7. What happened to Lot’s wife? Why?
  8. What happened to Lot’s son-in-laws?
  9. What happened to Lot and his daughters?
  10. What happened to the city?
  • Activity 2. Map Work
    Locate the Dead Sea on a map.
  • Activity 3. Outline
    Outline Genesis 18-19.
  • Activity 5. Make a Booklet.

Step 4

  • ❒ Correct all written work to demonstrate correct punctuation and spelling.
    ❒ Correct all written work to demonstrate correct and effective use of grammar.
    ❒ Add to your Writing Notebook the rules for all punctuation and grammar errors you corrected.
    ❒ Record any misspelled words in your spelling notebook.
    ❒ Add to your Vocabulary Notebook any new words encountered in this lesson. Include a definition
    for each word. Use each vocabulary term in a sentence orally or in writing.
    ❒ Add corrected written work or any illustrations to your Portfolio.
    ❒ Add any important people or events to your Time Line Book.
    ❒ Share with a friend or family member an activity you completed for this lesson. Explain to
    them what you have learned.