These are notes from my husband’s sermon today. I am thankful for and adore this man and his heart for God and others. ❤
Scriptures: Romans 12:9-21, 13:1-14
With all that has happened in our society in the past week, I believe there is something important that we as Christians, and as people, need to remember. Love is of God and is therefore holy. Above all things, we are called to love – love God and love others. In that vein, there are several key things that I think we need to keep in mind in reference to God’s law.
1.) You cannot legislate love. “Against such things [love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control] there is no law (Galatians 5:23b).”
2.) “Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law (Romans 13:10).” The greatest commandment that we are given, aside from loving God, is to love and care for each other as we love ourselves.
3.) Marriage between others is not my (our) business or…
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This brings tears to my eyes. I have fought for and with my brother, cousins, and dear friends, for marriage equality. While I know many Christians who are LGBT affirming and supportive, it never ceases to bring tears to my eyes when they speak of love and acceptance. Thank you.