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.
The Mirror - Pt.3 (How to See Clearly with a Flawed Mirror)
Selected Scriptures • January 21, 2018 • Pastor Armin Sommer
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.2 (The Cracked Mirror)
Genesis 3 • January 14, 2018 • Pastor Armin Sommer
We were created in the image of God to reflect Him like a mirror. Unfortunately, we don't always do this well. In fact, we sometimes downright do an awful job of reflecting God to a watching world. So, what went wrong? What happened to our mirror?
The Mirror - Pt.1 (The Mirror of God)
Genesis 1 & 2 • January 7, 2018 • Pastor Armin Sommer
What do you see when you look in the mirror. What did God intend us to see? God designed us to reflect Him… Like a mirror. In fact, it is His image that defines us humans and distinguishes us from all the rest of God’s creation. Over the seven weeks of this series we will deal with a range of questions, examining throughout what the Bible has to say in answer to them. Week 1: The Mirror of God Week 2: What Marred The Mirror Week 3: Seeing a Clearer Image (How we know what’s real) Week 4: God’s Image & Gender Week 5: What If I’m Attracted to the Same Sex? Week 6: The Mirror & Grace in an LGBTQ Culture Week 7: Grace Church & the Mission of Mending Mirrors