HOW DO WE LOVE THOSE WITH UNGODLY PERSPECTIVES (LGBTQ) WHILE STANDING FOR GOD'S GLORY?
July 31, 2016
Luke 15:1-7 ESV:  Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.  And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”  So he told them this parable:  “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?  And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’  Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:1-7 ESV:
- Recognize the challenges we are facing.
2. Root and ground ourselves more and more firmly in the joy, grace and glorious exclusivity of Jesus.
3. Live embedded in our culture. Happily make friends with sinners.
Know God’s plan for deep, lasting happiness.
View those with ungodly perspective (sinners) accurately.
Engage others lovingly.
Converse more persuasively.