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Finding Our Moral Compass (5 of 6)
Season of the Family
Proverbs 14:1-2, 6, 11-12, 15, 26-27, 32-34; 29:18
June 13, 2004
Introduction: An airliner zooms across the sky. Suddenly the pilot comes over the intercom with a message to the passengers. "This is your captain speaking. I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that we have an electrical problem in the cockpit. Our radio has gone out. We have no communications equipment working. Secondly, all of our navigation equipment has malfunctioned. We haven't a clue where we are. Now for the good news. We have a tail wind and are making excellent progress.
We are the most prosperous, powerful society in the history of the world. Technology pushes us forward into before undreamed of advances and accomplishments. Our heads spin at the pace of change around us. Good news: We are making excellent progress! But as a society, we don't have a clue where we are going. Our nation races through history without a moral compass.
I know I am tackling an uncomfortable subject today. Most of us wish we could just ignore this discussion and wait for the current debate over same sex "marriage" and homosexual behavior to just go away. Most of us prefer to just get along. We don't want to argue, criticize, or protest anybody or anything. Why can't we just go to church, raise our families, and mind our own business? Make no mistake about it. Ignoring the moral and spiritual tailspin of our society is a luxury we can no longer afford. Every one of us is involved whether we want to be or not.
We can not afford to ignore this subject because marriage matters. How we define marriage matters to our Lord. Jesus left no room for debate about his definition. He quoted Genesis 2 when he said, "Haven't you read that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,' and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two ...
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