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All About Unexpected Love
All About Unexpected Love
All About Unexpected Love
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All About Unexpected Love

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  • 1. Reframing the Discussion Why has our church historically been reluctant to apply these fundamental doctrines evenly to Christians who are LGBTQ and what would it look like if we did? SIN HOLINESS CHURCH LOVE July 20th July 27th August 4th Today Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 2. Unexpected Love the mark of every true Christian ALL ABOUT Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 3. My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love.This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. 1JOHN318 Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 4. My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love.This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. 1JOHN318 Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 5. LUKE1025 Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. “Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?” 26 He answered, “What’s written in God’s Law? How do you interpret it?” 27 He said, “That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence—and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.” 28 “Good answer!” said Jesus. “Do it and you’ll live.” 29 Looking for a loophole, he asked, “And just how would you define ‘neighbor’?” (MSG) Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 6. GENTILES GENTILES GENTILES GENTILESSunday, August 11, 13
  • 7. GENTILES GENTILES GENTILES GENTILES IsraeliteLEVITICUS1917 “‘Do not hate a fellow in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.’ 18 ‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.’” Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 8. LUKE1030-32 Jesus answered by telling a story. “There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead. Luckily, a priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he angled across to the other side. Then a Levite religious man showed up; he also avoided the injured man. (MSG) Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 9. LUKE1030-32 Jesus answered by telling a story. “There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead. Luckily, a priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he angled across to the other side. Then a Levite religious man showed up; he also avoided the injured man. (MSG) OCD careful vigilant fastidious fanatical Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 10. LUKE1033-35 “A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill—I’ll pay you on my way back.’ (MSG) Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 11. LUKE1033-35 “A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill—I’ll pay you on my way back.’ (MSG) Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 12. LUKE1036 “What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?” 37 “The one who treated him kindly,” the religion scholar responded. Jesus said, “Go and do the same.” Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 13. Jesus’ prescribed way for inheriting eternal life is to show ourselves to be loving neighbors to anyone in need, especially those we think don’t deserve to be loved. Who? Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 14. What does our love look like when our neighbor is gay or transgender? Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 15. How Does Jesus Want Us to Love Our LGBTQ Neighbors... Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 16. How Does Jesus Want Us to Love Our LGBTQ Neighbors... In the Church? In the World? Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 17. How? Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 18. God’s Handy Dandy, Sure-fire, Pocket-sized Rule for How to Love EVERYBODY However you wish to be treated and loved by others, that’s how you should treat and love them. When in doubt, do the loving thing! How? Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 19. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 20. UNCONDITIONAL unexpected uncomfortable LOVE Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 21. 1JOHN416 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus...19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 22. Love God Love People+ Sunday, August 11, 13
  • 23. Love God Love People “We love BECAUSE He first loved us.” Daily experience of God’s unexpected, uncomfortable, unconditional LOVE + Sunday, August 11, 13

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