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Culture and religion both often get it wrong when it comes to our sexuality. This message focuses on how that relates to homosexuality.

Culture and religion both often get it wrong when it comes to our sexuality. This message focuses on how that relates to homosexuality.

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  • 1. Warning: This message is rated pg-13. if you have children, you may want to take advantage of rivkids, our kids’ ministry. Text
  • 2. “Born-again Christians are more likely to dis- approve of homosexuality than divorce.” unchristian
  • 3. “The vast majority of Christians say that homosexuality should not be considered a legitimate lifestyle and strongly reject church- sanctioned weddings for same-sex unions.” unchristian However, only a minority of born-again believers (39%) embrace Jesus’ teaching that divorce is a sin except in the cases of adultery.”
  • 4. “However, only a minority of born-again believers (39%) embrace Jesus’ teaching that divorce is a sin except in the cases of adultery.” unchristian
  • 5. Any fair-minded observer of american culture and the american churches must note the incredible speed with which this issue has been driven into the cultural mainstream. Al Mohler
  • 6. The challenge for the believing church now comes down to this: do we have a distinctive message to offer? Al Mohler
  • 7. “Many people in the gay community don’t seem to have issues with Jesus but rather with those claiming to re- present him today. It’s very much an ‘us-versus-them’ mentality, as if a war has been declared. Of course each side thinks the other fired the opening shot.” peter, a 34 year-old gay man
  • 8. passage #1: genesis 19 But before they retired for the night, all the men of Sodom, young and old, came from all over the city and surrounded the house. genesis 19:4 5 They shouted to Lot, “Where are the men who came to spend the night with you? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!”
  • 9. passage #1: genesis 19 They shouted to Lot, “Where are the men who came to spend the night with you? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!” genesis 19:5
  • 10. passage #1: genesis 19 So Lot stepped outside to talk to them, shutting the door behind him. “Please, my brothers,” he begged, “don’t do such a wicked thing. genesis 19:6 Look, I have two virgin daughters. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do with them as you wish. But please, leave these men alone, for they are my guests and are under my protection.”
  • 11. passage #1: genesis 19 “Look, I have two virgin daughters. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do with them as you wish. But please, leave these men alone, for they are my guests and are under my protection.” genesis 19:7,8
  • 12. passage #1: genesis 19  Meanwhile, the angels questioned Lot. “Do you have any other relatives here in the city?” they asked. “Get them out of this place — your sons- in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone else.” genesis 19:12
  • 13. passage #1: genesis 19 “For we are about to destroy this city completely. The outcry against this place is so great it has reached the LORD, and he has sent us to destroy it.” genesis 19:13
  • 14. passage #1: genesis 19 Then the LORD rained down fire and burning sulfur from the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah. genesis 19:24
  • 15. passage #1: genesis 19 He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, wiping out all the people and every bit of vegetation. genesis 19:25
  • 16. passage #1: genesis 19 SOme ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that god’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. THe condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they jude 4,7
  • 17. passage #1: genesis 19 have denied our only master and lord, Jesus Christ...Don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. jude 4,7 Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.
  • 18. passage #1: genesis 19 Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment. jude 4,7
  • 19. passages #2 & 3: leviticus  Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin. leviticus 18:22
  • 20. passages #2 & 3: leviticus If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense. leviticus 20:13
  • 21. passages #2 & 3: leviticus Any and every person who curses his father or mother must be put to death. By cursing his father or mother he is responsible for his own death. leviticus 20:9
  • 22. passages #2 & 3: leviticus Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses and to bring the entire world into judgment before God. romans 3:19
  • 23. passage #4: Judges Now in those days Israel had no king. judges 19:1
  • 24. passage #4: Judges While they were enjoying themselves, a crowd of troublemakers from the town surrounded the house. judges 19:22 They began beating at the door and shouting to the old man, “Bring out the man who is staying with you so we can have sex with him.”
  • 25. passage #4: Judges They began beating at the door and shouting to the old man, “Bring out the man who is staying with you so we can have sex with him.” judges 19:22
  • 26. passage #4: Judges The old man stepped outside to talk to them. “No, my brothers, don’t do such an evil thing. For this man is a guest in my house, and such a thing would be shameful.” judges 19:23
  • 27. passage #4: Judges “Here, take my virgin daughter and this man’s concubine. I will bring them out to you, and you can abuse them and do whatever you like. But don’t do such a shameful thing to this man.” judges 19:24
  • 28. passage #5: romans So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. romans 1:24
  • 29. passage #5: romans They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. romans 1:25
  • 30. passage #5: romans That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. romans 1:26
  • 31. passage #5: romans And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. romans 1:27 Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.
  • 32. passage #5: romans Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. romans 1:27
  • 33. passage #5: romans  Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. romans 1:28
  • 34. passage #5: romans Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. romans 1:29
  • 35. passage #5: romans They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. romans 1:30
  • 36. passage #5: romans They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. romans 1:31
  • 37. passage #5: romans They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. romans 1:32
  • 38. passage #6: I timothy We know that the law is good when used correctly. 9 For the law was timothy 1:8 people who do I not intended for what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders.
  • 39. passage #6: I timothy For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people Iwho are lawless and rebellious, timothy 1:9 who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders.
  • 40. passage #6: I timothy It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. I timothy 1:9
  • 41. passage #6: I timothy The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, I timothy 1:10 or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching 11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.
  • 42. passage #6: I timothy or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God. I timothy 1:10,11
  • 43. passage #7: I corinthians Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. I corinthians 6:9
  • 44. passage #7: I corinthians Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people I corinthians 6:9,10 — — none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.
  • 45. passage #7: I corinthians — none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. I corinthians 6:10
  • 46. passage #7: I corinthians Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. I corinthians 6:11
  • 47. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. john 1:14
  • 48. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. romans 3:23
  • 49. “I’m going to quote the Bible now, not myself, that [homosexuality] is wrong, it’s a sin. But there are other sins. Why do we jump on that sin as though it’s the greatest sin? . . . Jealousy is a sin. Pride is a sin. All of these things are sins. billy graham But homosexuality is also a sin and needs to be dealt with and needs to be forgiven, and that’s why Christ came and died on the cross.”
  • 50. “But homosexuality is also a sin and needs to be dealt with and needs to be forgiven, and that’s why Christ came and died on the cross.” billy graham