Saturday, June 25, 2016

LGBT and How the Church Should Respond

Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized gay marriage in America. The cultural landscape has changed a lot in just that one year. Presently our nation is stuck in a controversy over who gets to use what bathroom. Many churches are beginning to accept and conduct same-sex marriages and ordain gay and transgender ministers.

What is the Christian response in the midst of such confusion? How do we answer the culture, or more specifically witness to family members and loved ones who might be gay or transgender? The answer is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Gabe's sermon is entitled LGBT and How the Church Should Respond. The sermon is also in print form, and will be available for free to those who would like a copy.

Because of the adult nature of some of the information, and what's being inferred when we talk about this subject, some parents may not want their youngest children to hear this sermon. We will have a children's church available for them downstairs. Chris Solano will deliver the children's message, focusing on creation, the wisdom of God, his perfection, and his plan. There will be activities for them as well. The kids will be dismissed during church after a time of prayer.