Many weddings use 1 Corinthians 13 starting with verse 4 to define what love is. It is a wonderfully complete definition. The first three verses of Paul's letter though speak volumes as we react and respond to the current culture that has embraced homosexuality and gay marriage.
" If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing."
When you have 10 minutes, I highly recommend looking at this video by John Stonestreet of BreakPoint Ministries who provides a clear call for how and why Christians should respond to one of the defining cultural issues of our time. Pray about how God can use you to be salt and light to those in your circle of influence. Be grateful for God's gift of marriage and sexuality. Join us for one of the following townhall gatherings below to equip each of us more fully with a Biblical worldview on why we must stand in the gap.
Four Speakers. Two Events. One Issue.
"Every single human being who has reached puberty has to deal with some kind of sexual temptation. For some, that profile of temptation is homosexual; for others it is heterosexual. The key issue for both is what God commands concerning our stewardship of sexuality and the gift of sex." Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary who wrote those words also said that "we speak about homosexuality because we speak on the basis of divinely revealed truth. Our own ideas and conceptions of homosexuality are not authoritative. Our duty is to understand the mind and intention of God."
How can Christians responsibly and gracefully engage a culture that has embraced homosexuality ? What are the church's gospel responsibilities and opportunities with respect to a cultural phenomenon that can no longer be ignored ?
Please join us for two town hall-style events that will give us the Biblical grammar to shape our speech and hearts in order to speak the Truth with love regarding this latest sexual revolution.
- Friday, May 9th - Anchorage - East Anchorage High School Auditorium - 6:30pm-9:30pm
- Saturday, May 10th - Palmer - Colony High School Auditorium - 10am-1pm
We'll be joined by four thoughtful voices who will help us dive deeper into this issue in a manner that prayerfully will draw us and others closer to the Cross.
Melinda Selmys - Canadian Catholic Blogger and Author - Sexual Authenticity
Eric Teetsel - Writer, Speaker and Executive Director of Manhattan Declaration
Peter Hubbard - Pastor and Author - Love into Light
Jeff Johnston - Gender Issues Analyst - Focus on the Family
Our intent and prayer is to bring the Body of Christ together in a manner that provides light, grace and truth to one of the most compelling and dominant cultural issues of our time. Register now for this free town hall gathering. Seats will fill up fast.
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