Churches Equip Your Members for LGBTQ Issues or the Culture Will!
This article series shares Pastor Erik’s latest Twitter posts as articles for anyone to read, whether you have access to Twitter or not. You can find Erik's original Twitter thread here.
Churches that fail to equip their people on LGBTQ issues will lose many of them to the culture. Why? Because our progressive society in every sphere (education, media, entertainment, sports, politics, etc.) disciples them each day.
4 Actions Your Church Can Take
1. Teach what the Bible says about issues people face. - homosexuality - gender - abortion - pronouns - marriage - hooking up - sexting We must teach the Bible on the things people face every day, not just history lessons and a fascination with Greek words.
2. Address these issues without fear or trepidation. If God has placed you in a position to teach (sermon, small group, students, kids, etc.), then do so with the authority of Scripture. You should be bashful about giving your opinion. But be bold when sharing Scripture.
3. Demonstrate compassion for those ensnared by the lies of Satan. Those who have embraced LGBTQ ideology are ensnared by the evil one. His lies have deceived them. Jesus pitied Jerusalem because they were blind. We should pity those the culture has captured in its grip.
4. Invite people with questions or struggling to further conversation. We’ve seen people who were pro-LGBTQ because they thought it was the kind thing to do come to realize its destructive force in people’s lives. We’ve also seen practicing homosexuals repent and follow Jesus.
Be bold in your proclamation of truth, but be inviting to those who want to explore further the Bible’s teachings. This is how we snatch people
from the fire (Jude 1:23).
Erik is the Pastor of The Journey Church in Lebanon. He also founded Knowing Jesus Ministries, an organization which exists to proclaim timeless truth for everyday life. He is married to Katrina, and has three children: Kaleb (who went to be with the Lord), Kaleigh Grace, and Kyra Piper.
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