Could it get any more real than this?


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So we just wrapped up our series, “Real Questions; Thoughtful Replies.”  Because there are some very real, often very difficult questions that challenge our faith on a regular basis.  And this past week was almost too real.

We took up the controversial and enflamed conversation about God and sexuality last weekend.  I mentioned that this is all over the news, and that it was a question you would likely face this week.  Then on Monday, this hit the news wire:

http://www.wtop.com/109/3638227/Westboro-Baptist-Church-protests-DC-schools-gay-straight-alliance-Photos

So how would you respond?  Hopefully you can take some of what we discussed last weekend, some of our “thoughtful replies” and engage in a meaningful conversation.  If you missed out, hit the podcast now to come up to speed.  Here’s a short summary:

  1. Bodies matter
  2. We’re designed to connect deeply
  3. You’re an image-bearer, not an orientation
  4. The church has stumbled in this area
  5. Following Jesus means submitting all of myself to his will

For more details, be sure to check out the links on the Weekend Resources page for great reading, videos, etc.

And guys, thank you for your responses to last week’s “Men Only” survey.  It’s helping lay the groundwork for this weekend’s talk about “The Father Factor.”  We’re all affected by fathers.  You may be surprised to learn that you don’t have to be an actual father to make a difference.  Hope to see you this weekend!

-Pastor Mark

 

 

 

 

Posted on June 12, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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