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  1. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective “Speaking the truth in love” Ephesians 4:15

  2. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective Homosexuality in our culture... An acceptable, alternative lifestyle With gay rights, same-sex marriages Promoted in public schools, businesses, churches Those who oppose are called homophobes, bigots How should Christians respond?

  3. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective A “Christ-like” approach... Speak the truth in love Ep 4:15; 2Ti 2:24-26 Remember the power of sin Jn 8:34; Ro 6:16 Understand what causes homosexuality Mk 7:21-23 Be ready to help those who desire to repent Ga 6:1-2 There is no place for “gay bashing”!

  4. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective The truth about homosexuality... Patriarch Age: A grievous sin Gen 18:20; 19:4-9; Jude 7 Mosaic Age: An abomination Lev 18:20; 20:13 Mosaic Age: Jesus upheld the Law Mt 5:17-19 Christian Age: Sinful 1Co 6:9-11; 1Ti 1:10-11; Ro 1:18-28 Homosexual conduct has always been sin!

  5. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective “Do not be deceived” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

  6. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective What causes homosexuality...? God did not make one that way Is it nature or nurture? Or both? It involves a complex combination of factors Both genetics and environment may be involved Homosexuality (as with all sin) is not a simple choice

  7. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective Overcoming homosexuality... Obey Jesus Christ Ac 2:38; Ro 8:11-13; Ep 3:16; Ph 4:13 Walk in the Spirit Ga 5:16; Ep 6:17; Psa 119:1 Restrict what goes in your mind Ro 8:5; 12:2; Ph 4:8 Avoid homosexual situations Ro 13:14; 1Co 15:33 It is similar to overcoming any sin

  8. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective Overcoming homosexuality... Be active in a local church He 10:24-25 Find daily support from Christians He 3:12-15 Trust in God for unlimited help Ep 3:20; 1Co 10:13 Glorify God with your body Ro 6:12-13; 12:1-2; 1Co 6:18-20 Most importantly: Pray! (1Th 5:17; He 4:16)

  9. HomosexualityA Christian Perspective “Do not be deceived” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11