Here are seven approaches we can take as the Body of Christ in ministering to the gay community. In addition, Christopher Yuan (professor at Moody Bible Institute) shares his story — his journey as a gay person and loved unconditionally by his parents.
With the weight of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, many Christian churches are caught off-guard. Some are asking how we can better respond to the challenges ahead of us. A friend of mine said, that instead of us collectively putting our heads in the sand, it is much better to face reality because in the end reality is our friend.
From North Carolina’s magistrates fighting for a choice in the matter, to the frequent cases of prosecution toward small businesses who refuse services for religious reasons, the church is logically the next group who must decide how to handle the cultural shift.
At NewLife, we will keep it real. We will have a series of messages on this very topic. (Sundays, 2 pm – 791 East Calaveras Street, Altadena, CA 91001)
Keeping it Real: Responding to Same Sex Marriage
Series #1: Gay Marriage, Abortion, … and the Big Picture (July 19)
Series #2: A New Kind of Ministry: Loving Without An Agenda (July 26)
Series #3: A Test of Unity: Leading Effective Conversations About Same Sex Marriage (August 2)
What does it take to be a follower of Jesus?
Who am I? Who are you? Am I what we have accomplished? I am what I can do? Am I what I have and own? Perhaps, I am what people say about me? Just who am I?
Sometimes we feel abandoned. Sometimes we feel alone. There was a time when it was darkest in history. What do we do when we are in the dark?