Pastor Gregg leads us through Paul’s letter to the Romans and looks at a topic at Paul addressed – homosexuality. Paul explains that sin turns God’s created order upside down and that man’s negation of creation removes accountability. The Romans are active in and applauding of sin. Paul sets homosexuality apart from the list of other sins and so has our society. The biblical view of sex is abstinence or faithfulness in marriage. The good news is that our primary identity is far deeper than our sexuality. We are created in the image of God! We all need Jesus to love our neighbors by listening, loving and sharing truth.
Worship services and special events are the primary ways the church family gathers our hearts together. Coming together like this reveals the beauty and diversity of God's children. No two people are exactly the same! And when we gather our hearts to praise Him or simply have a good time, there is room for everybody!
Life Bible Studies and Milestones are our main vehicles for growing our souls closer to God. They provide a place for us to explore the beauty and mystery of God's Word. These smaller settings also open the door for discussion with others as we seek to apply what we read in the Bible to our daily lives with friends to walk through it with you!
A soul growing closer to God simply cannot contain itself. Eventually, it will need to find a release. It will need something to do with the abundant love, grace, life, peace, joy, hope, mercy, forgiveness, redemption, well … you get the idea … that it's received from the Creator of the Universe. Missions and volunteering are just two such outlets.