Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Sex and Homosexuality

This coming Sunday at Randall Church, we will finish the sermon series #ToughChoices where we look at the book of Proverbs, and use it as a launching pad for discussing many of the difficult topics of our day. We have talked about healthy parenting, life giving friendships, mental health and anxiety disorders, as well as modern child trafficking and sex slavery. This weekend we will close the book on Proverbs looking at sexuality, love and relationships, but will by no means have covered everything there is to discuss. 

As I prepare my thoughts and study the Scriptures this week with care, I felt it important to give our people opportunity to prepare themselves for the discussion at hand as well. Some of you will need to make decisions regarding your teenagers attending the service this weekend. While it is my intention to handle things with grace, and strive to be prudent with my word selection, there is no question this is a controversial and divisive topic. Yet, sex and sexuality is addressed multiple times in Scripture, and the conclusion is clear that Godly marriage between a man and his wife is to lifted high as an example to follow.    

In my study, I came across a recent article by JD Greear, pastor of Summit Church and current president of the Southern Baptist Convention by the title: Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality that I found particularly helpful. Maybe it would be helpful to you as well as you navigate conversations with those you love as well?

1. We're wrong if we believe God doesn't care about our sexuality. 
2. We're wrong if we think same-sex behavior is fundamentally different type of sin.
3. We're wrong if we assume it's harder for LGBTQ people to go to heaven.     

The good news is that Jesus came to save sinners... sinners of all kinds. My Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow. O praise the one who paid my debt; And raised this life up from the dead. Only Jesus. Please be in prayer. Pray that Sunday's sermon would point people toward our Savior. Pray that our conversations remain focused on Christ and Christ alone. Amen.  

Pastor Milo


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