Second to the Gospel, it’s issues of gender and sexuality that drive the biggest wedge between the church and the world. And this is not going to change anytime soon. If we are going to engage the world with the Gospel, we have to understand and be willing to discuss the issues surrounding gender and sexuality.
Heaven, you hold the One dearest to my heart, in Who I live and move and have my being. I desire You for all that He is, all that He has been and all that He will be.
The only barrier that should exist between the world and Christ is sin, and therefore the only weight we should put on people is the weight of a cross. Everything else needs to just die.
Putting the Kingdom of God before the Kingdom of America gives us a mission that includes furthering the prosperity of America, but isn’t derailed by our failure to do so.
Our authenticity is proven by our persevering obedience to Jesus. In other words, like repentance and faith, perseverance is necessary for our salvation.