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The Exclusion Roadblock

LENT – A Season of Seeking

The Exclusion Roadblock

A lifetime of feeling excluded can lead to a hardening of the spirit, to the point where you cannot even imagine being accepted for who you are.  In an unexpected place, Jesus found someone with a long listof reasons she didn’t belong, so e offered her what she couldn’t find anywhere else:  himself.

John 4:1-26

The Mental Roadblock

 

LENT – A Season of Seeking

The Mental Roadblock

To be a Christian requires to live in the world of faith.  For some that is a deal-breaking condition because they require things to be more concrete and definable.  Are thinking and feeling able to be reconciled?  How do fact and faith intersect when it comes to believing in Jesus Christ?

John 3:1-17

Sex Part Three

 

Sex Part Three

The intersection of same-gender attraction and Christian faith is right up there among the most complex and controversial topics that a church can engage in.  With this in mind, we will spend some time exploring this theme today as an introduction to a broader conversation that will take place in the weeks and months to come.

John 6:16-21

Sex Part One

 

Sex – Part One

Nearly everywhere we look, sex finds a way to nudge itself into our line of sight.  But for all of its excess – and for the admittedly significant role it plays in our lives – sex is actually something we don’t talk about a whole lot in church.  Well, now we are.

Song of Songs 5:9-16