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Homosexuality - What Can The Church Do? (4 of 4)
Series: "WWJD about LGBT?"
Introduction: A husband said to his wife, "I won an award." She asked, "What does it do?" The husband replied, "Do? It doesn't DO anything." She said, "Then they're giving it to the right person."
Today I want to move from the theoretical to the practical in our sermon series by answering the question "What can the church do?"
If you're new to us then you should know we're in a four-part sermon series entitled "WWJD about LGBT?" which stands for "What Would Jesus Do about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender?"
In the first message we asked the question, "Why have this discussion" and we answered that we need to have this discussion because it's culturally, Biblically and personally relevant. In the second message we asked the question, "Is homosexuality wrong?" and we answered that apart from God there is no right or wrong, the Biblical mandate for sexual activity is exclusively a heterosexual, monogamous marriage, and it is love, not hate to tell the truth. In the third message we asked the question, "Is homosexuality a choice?" We answered by differentiating between same-gender attraction and same-gender-sexual-activity. We also said that, while the origin or causes of homosexuality remain unknown, same-gender attraction is NOT a choice for many people. Finally we said that the attitudes that should flow from that conclusion are compassion and accountability to obey God's word.
Today, I want to use the incident recorded in John 8 of a woman caught in sexual sin to learn what the church can DO to help those who are struggling with homosexuality.
I. DON'T THROW STONES
John 8:1-8 "But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before ...
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