Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany - February 8, 2015 Courageous Conversations on Sexuality: Speaking and Living for the Sake of the Gospel

During Epiphany we are focusing on Christ being revealed through our lives, our actions.  Also, as our community begins a courageous conversation on sexuality and same-gender relationships, we are seeking to discover how this conversation can take place in ways which places Christ first, honors the purposes and mission of God.  The theme of Epiphany is to see and reveal the presence of God in the midst of our conversing together with one another - especially as we address these issues from theologically diverse positions.

This Sunday focuses on Paul encouraging the Corinthian church to do all for the sake of the Gospel.  Jesus is not to be used as a weapon - Jesus is to be worshiped, not wielded.  As we engage in difficult conversations, it is not about making our opinions, views know, rather we are called to speak and live for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are called to engage in conversation in very different ways. 

Link to Message: Speaking and Living for the Sake of the Gospel

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