The Scripture for Life: On Homosexuality and Gay Marriage

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“Passions are our desires. And they can be very small– like I really want to eat pizza. And they can be very large, and overwhelming, and monstrous, like I want to feed my sexual appetite….Dishonorable passions do not define who God meant you to be, they seek to pull you away from who God designed you to be.”  Pastor Wil Owens

You know what the Supreme Court thinks. You might know what your neighbor thinks. But what does the Bible really teach about homosexuality? The Supreme Court’s decision to sanction same-sex marriage earlier this year put the issue of homosexuality front-and-center for all Americans. Pastor Wil Owens compassionately and concisely looks at the guidance Scripture gives us in a special two-part sermon.

Take a moment to listen and learn what the Bible says about the water-shed issue of our day.

Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

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Curious about what a a former lesbian has to say about Christ, the Church, and the gospel? Check out this interview with former lesbian and gay activist Rosaria Butterfield. In this interview she answers some tough questions, gives great insight into what it is like to be unsaved and gay and a new Christian dealing with same sex attraction. It is a beautiful illustration of the power, soul-saving, life-transforming work of the Gospel and the Word of God as lived out by a loving, truth-affirming local church!

Scripture: The Sole Source of Life in Challenging Times

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The landscape of our culture is changing at an unprecedented rate. How are we to navigate the troubling issues of our day in a post-modern society where subjectivism rules? Can we safely lead those we love and ourselves through such turbid waters?

Join Pastor Wil Owens as he begins a very special sermon series designed to help us walk through some of the hardest issues facing us today. God has not left us desolate and without guidance. In his first two-part sermon, Pastor Wil carefully lays a foundation for confidence in the Scriptures. In subsequent sermons, we will see how Scripture deals with homosexuality, same-sex marriage, the sanctity of life, gender confusion, adultery, pornography, anxiety, depression, fear and worry.

God’s Word is often difficult to grasp and embrace at first because it is so contrary to our nature, feelings, and emotions, but once embraced, it never fails to lead to life. Man’s word is often easy to grasp and embrace because it is so in line with our nature, feelings, and emotions, but once embraced, it never fails to leave us empty and dead…

The Word gives life for daily living, for the daily navigating of decisions and actions; hence the Word becomes our guide and map. The Word keeps us from the pitfalls around us and lights the path of living life well to the glory of God.    

Wil Owens, Teaching Pastor

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