“Fire Escape”

(Key Text – Luke 17:32)



  • A Fire Escape is an exit door to safety when there is a fire in the building.
  • Contrary to what some people believe, the Church is not a Fire Escape from the fires of Hell.
  • Believe it or not, there will be Church Members in “good and regular standing” who will burn in the fires of Hell!
  • Jesus Christ is the only safety or “Fire Escape” from the fires of Hell.
  • However, Jesus Christ is more than just a “Fire Escape” … He is the way to a better life in the present and in the future.

Lot’s Wife

  • Lot’s wife looked fine on the outside, but on the inside she had been slowly consumed by the Spirit of Sodom.
  • In the Church the Spirit of Sodom is alive and popular.
  • On the outside everything looks good … nice house, two cars, “good life”.  But if you look inside, you see the truth … massive debt, unhappy marriages, damaged emotions, shattered dreams, secret life of sin.
  • Just like it did with Lot’s wife, the Spirit of Sodom dwells in you, enslaves you and finally destroys you.

Life in Jesus Christ

  • Whilst some things may be beyond the scope of human intervention, nothing is beyond the Power of Jesus (Matthew 19:26).
  • After all, the Spirit of God is more powerful than the Spirit of Sodom (Zechariah 4:6).
  • The simple truth is that being a Christian means zero tolerance of sin.  We cannot profess to be Christian without being Christ-like!


  • Either a person will go to Heaven or Hell.  There is no middle ground.
  • The Church is not a Fire Escape from Hell.  It did not save Lot’s wife and it cannot save us.
  • Only Jesus Christ can save us and our families!



Presented by: A. Ndlebe                                                                                                 Date: 21 July 2012