One of our most challenging tasks of leaders is to apply the revelation of God in Scripture, both clearly and pastorally, to the burning issues of our day. Gender, sexuality, and marriage are among those issues. From the Supreme Court to the White House, from entertainment to business, from education to communications, a massive shift has taken place in our culture.
At New Life Fellowship last week, Geri and I preached on “Becoming a Good Gift in Your Masculinity and Femininity.” We are not same-sex attraction or gender identity experts, and we continue on our own journey of study and reflection. Yet we felt the urgency to begin addressing these themes for both our marrieds and singles more strongly. So, with humility, we offer this sermon to you for your prayerful consideration.
Click below to watch the sermon or listen to the audio link.
P.S. The following is an excerpt from an e-mail I received from one of our young adults that reflects, I believe, where many others in that generation find themselves:
“Thank you again for your and Geri’s sermon today. I can’t tell you what a breath of fresh air it was for me. I have so longed to hear the Church speak on gender identity and sexuality and God’s will for those parts of us. I think about these topics everyday. Everyday.
As a Christian who works in the arts I feel so lost and abandoned when it comes to answering these questions… It was such a blessing to hear that my masculinity is a gift from God. And as a single person I can be a gift to others.”
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