Saturday, August 01, 2015

Sermon of the Week (8/26 - 8/1, 2015) Rick Hardison's Sermons on Homosexuality

Rick is the pastor of Great Crossing Baptist here in Georgetown, KY. Even with the recent Supreme Court ruling, I have not heard any other pastor listed on the right side of the blog cover this topic outside of a special conference or seminar, so I consider this unique. It is a 4-part series titled "Thinking Clearly and Passionately About Homosexuality."
Highlights:
"The church should be a safe place to talk about same-sex attraction."
"The next Billy Graham could have picked up a same-sex marriage license last week."
 Sentences you might not expect to hear from a Southern Baptist pulpit. Rick is a IX Marks guy, most of his series are expository, so this is unusual both for him, his church, Kentucky, and maybe everywhere else.

I found this series very thoughtful, well-researched, Gospel-saturated, and delivered with great urgency. The first one deals with the "love" very well. The third one ultimately addresses the folly of searching for fulfillment in anything other than God, no matter what your temptation may be.

Homosexuality: Where to begin the conversation (John 3:16-21).
Homosexuality: What does the Bible really say? (Romans 1:24-27)
Homosexuality: Is Victory (over sin/temptation) really possible? 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Homosexuality: How should the church respond? Psalm 36:1-7

Enjoy them but also share them with someone you know.  

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