If the end to which we were created is to revel in joy at the glory of God, then for the doctrines of grace to land on us any other way means that we don’t quite fully understand them.
Here I interact with Pastor Shawn Harrison from Greenville, OH about various practical issues concerning how to engage with the LGBTQ community.
It’s a beautiful thing to trust the Lord to carry out justice for us, and even when we fail God’s purpose still stands: He turns the ashes for beauty, our misjudgments (“Crucify Him”!) for our redemption, extending mercy and help for our pitiful efforts, leaving us to boast in His righteousness alone.
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.