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"Unlikely Hero's : Part 9" 11/7/23

Dear Church,


At a time when the world celebrates sexual perversion and more and more self- professing Christians are calling themselves "gay" and even "Transgender Christians" we must stand on the word of God.


The Apostle Paul's words to the church in Corinth remain true,

[9] Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, [10] nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. [11] Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

[1 Corinthians 6:9-11]


The Christian is forever changed. Those whom Christ has redeemed are not the same person they once were.

The gospel changes the covetous. The gospel changes the homosexual. Whatever sin(s) used to define us, the gospel changes the sinner into one who is washed, sanctified, justified.


Do we still struggle and wage war against the flesh? Yes the battle is real and difficult, but the Christian is no longer bound by sin, no longer defined by the works of the flesh.


This truth is under attack by those who wish to have Christ and hold onto their "gayness". Such thinking denies the gospel, it undercuts the power of God to redeem even the worst of sinners. And this can happen in all our lives. When sin threatens to overwhelm us, it is tempting to believe the lie that our sins define us, that they control us. We tell ourselves "I just can't help it" forgetting that the gospel isn't "I can". The gospel is that "Christ has accomplished salvation through the cross".


Christ does indeed save sinners. Becket Cook and Christopher Yuan, redeemed by God out of homosexual sin, are witnesses of this truth.

See their stories linked below and consider your own story.


How has God's saving power been evident in your lives?


Becket Cook (testimony)

(Short version)

(Longer version)


Christopher Yuan (testimony)


Grace & Peace,


Matt


Matthew Deneault Pastor at Christ Community Fellowship

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