The Dark Exchange - Homosexuality

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Rom 1:26-27 “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.”

Dear CBC Family,

I wanted to briefly write you to ask for prayer concerning this weekend’s message from Romans. As you know, if you were in church last weekend, we will be addressing the subject of homosexuality. This issue is one of the main battlegrounds of truth in our day, especially in the minds of young people.

If you normally bring your children into the main service you might consider sending them into the youth or children’s ministries for this weekend. This is not because I will say anything untrue or offensive but because the subject matter is really for mature audiences. I will leave this to your own discretion.

In our study we will be looking for more than just a simple “this action is sin” or “where did this behavior come from” or “what consequences has God placed upon it”? What we are really looking for is the truth of what Paul is intending for us to know as it is displayed across the broader vision of reality from scripture in order to fully handle the limited revelation of reality in the text.

So, we can’t simply have “moralistic preaching”. “Just do it” as Nike says, or in this case “just don’t do it”. Neither can we simply have a “we have no responsibility” since we don’t struggle with it approach either. Both of those methods simply silence the text. The issues here are massive and grave and we need to fully use the mind of Christ to get it.

Do we view homosexuality from a position of self-righteousness? Do we say “at least I don’t struggle with that”? Do we embrace the lie that “God made people that way”? Do we struggle with those desires ourselves? Oh brother and sister learn the ways of our God! There is righteousness for us all!

Join us as we see the consequences of exchanging the glory of God for images. The sermon is called “The Dark Exchange of Homosexuality.” I can assure you that the Lord will open many eyes. He who has an ear let them hear what the Spirit says to the church! Be warned, this will not be politically correct.

Blessings to you beloved friends,