God made us to reflect Him like a mirror for all creation to see. In last week’s message, we discussed how the mirror was marred… cracked by rebellion against God in an event we call “the Fall”. Cracked mirrors reflect distorted images. A fuzzy image leads to fuzzy thinking and ideas. Why is this important? Because… (Big Idea) Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas produce bad consequences. Find out in this sermon the full implication of this truth.
The Mirror - Pt.3 (How to See Clearly with a Flawed Mirror)
January 21, 2018 • Pastor Armin Sommer
The Mirror - Pt.6 (The Mirror and Grace in an LGBTQ Culture)
Luke 19:1-10 • February 11, 2018 • Pastor Armin Sommer
Over the last 2 Sundays we’ve examined what the Bible says about gender and also about same-sex attraction. This week we need to consider how we as believers should interact with people who are LGBTQ.
The Mirror - Pt.5 (What the Bible Teaches about Homosexuality)
Romans 1:18-32 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 • February 4, 2018 • Pastor Armin Sommer
You may wonder, “How many people actually describe themselves as lesbian or gay? The common misperception is that the number is 25%. The most recent Gallup poll, however, estimates the entire LGBTQ population to be 4.1% of the adult population. 10 million adults. That’s 10 million of our sons & daughters, brothers and sisters, friends and relatives. All of them bearers of the Image of God and precious to Him. So, what does the Word of God have to say to them about same-sex attraction and homosexual behavior?
The Mirror - Pt.4 (God's Image and Gender Identity)
Genesis 1:27-28 • January 28, 2018 • Pastor Armin Sommer
Ever since the fall in the Garden of Eden, the mirror in humans (designed to reflect God) has cracked. Hence, the image that some see in the flawed mirror of our souls is a delusion. This is especially true in regard to gender identity.