members, click to sign in..


2,415 active users!Bandwidth
FRIDAY
APR 25, 2014
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
Broadcasters
Local Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -32 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
StoresNew Stuff!
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only


 | Clovis, California
Broadcaster Podcast | Help
Select Podcast Format | Help
Sermon Browser Info | Demo
HTML Embed | Demo
Our Picks | Info | Demo
Latest Blog | Info | Demo
Single Sermon | Info
To embed a single sermon,
use the "Email & Share" button.
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Blog
Post+
Search
  
Filter By

Book Recommendation: The Gospel & Sexual Orientation
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
Posted by: Clovis Evangelical Free Church | more..
950+ views | 150+ clicks
The Gospel & Sexual Orientation. By Michael Lefebvre, ed. Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2012.

The Gospel & Sexual Orientation is a statement set forth by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America addressing the issue of homosexuality. It is a welcomed and much needed document. With the issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage increasingly becoming visible in our society, there is an urgent need for the church to sound forth the truth and the grace of the Gospel, as found in Scripture. This short volume does just that.

In terms of content, in under 75 pages, this helpful position statement covers the essential points of discussion. Terminology, biology, gender, the doctrine of man, the hermeneutical issues involved, the relevant biblical texts, and most helpful, some pastoral guidance are all directly addressed and explained. The greatest strength is how the writers demonstrate through careful exegesis that the Scriptures do in fact characterize homosexual behavior as sin, and at the same time, offer redemption, not only for the homosexual, but for every sinner by faith in Jesus Christ. I simply can’t think of a more accessible, helpful volume for any pastor, who should be addressing this issue head-on and announcing the grace and truth of Gospel concerning it!

The tone and balance of this volume is very commendable. The book acknowledges the presence of same-sex orientation and attraction, without condoning it. However, it seeks to equip Christians with the biblical tools to address those living in homosexual relations or struggling with those desires by means of grace. It is very pastoral in tone and application.

I believe the issue of homosexuality is the issue of our day. With the rising cultural tide of demanding the acceptance and normalcy of same sex relations, the church absolutely must affirm and voice the truth. However, she must do so in a biblical manner, not compromising the truth under the weight of cultural influence. She must not do so merely as a voice of condemnation and judgment alone, as if there is no room in the Gospel, in grace, or in Christ for the homosexual or as if this sin is far worse than any other. She must not ignore this issue and be gravely silent while lives are being destroyed and she alone has the only answer.

The church has made all of those mistakes when it comes to this issue. We’ve tried to excuse inexcusable behavior and temptations. We’ve labeled without offering grace and hope. And worse, we’ve been silent when we should have spoken.

The only hope for the homosexual is the only hope for any of us, Jesus Christ. The satisfaction, completeness, love, and longing that the one dealing with same-sex attraction is seeking will only be realized in the light of the glory of the Son of God. Give them the biblical truth about man, fallen and sick with sin. Give them grace! Give them Christ! A changed life will follow a changed heart! This little book will equip you to offer the Gospel, the only hope and help, for the homosexual.

Category:  Books and Media

post new | clone this | rss feed | blog top »
Text feature this blog entry
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Top


My Soul Was Glad
Dr. Curt D. Daniel
The Dark Night of the Soul

True Spirituality
Sunday Service
Faith Bible Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS

Loving the Incarnation (2)
William Boekestein

Jon Couch
Has Evil Crept In?

This Day Ministries
Radio Broadcast
Play! | MP3

Rev. John S. Mahon
1: The Obedient Parent

Big Sky Fellowship FDS 2014
Grace Community...
Play! | MP3

E. A. Johnston
Deceived Church

Ambassadors For Christ Intl-US
Special Meeting
Play! | MP3

Sponsor:
Antichrist Unmistakably Revealed!

Free MP3s By Charles Spurg­eon, Jon­athan Edw­ards, Rich­ard Benn­ett, Greg Price, et al.
ow.ly/w6len

Sermon:
Him Shall You Hallow
Scott T. Brown






                   
Neglecting Scriptures is not want of time, but want of heart. ... R. C. Chapman
Site-Wide RSS & Podcast | Help
Select Podcast Format | Help

HTML Embed | More
Flash Widget | More
Our Staff Picks | Info
Featured Sermon | More

City: Austin, TX
Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal
MOBILE
iPhone + iPad New!
Church App
Android New!
Kindle + Nook New!
BlackBerry
Windows Mobile, Nokia
ROKU TV
Kindle Reader

FOLLOW
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
HELP
RSS & Podcasts
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Favorites
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

NEWSLETTER
View Latest Issue
Subscribe
Unsubscribe | Change
Privacy Policy
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription Service
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domains
QR Codes New!
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes | WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | API | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide. All broadcasters must adhere to the Articles of Faith.
Our Services | Testimonials
Broadcast With Us!
Support Us
Advertising | Local Ads

CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Copyright © 2014 SermonAudio.com.