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The Transgender Conversation You Need to Have With Your Family – “A friend of mine told me about her recent experience in an airport security line. She was dutifully passing through the metal detector when she heard a beep and was told she would need the pat-down procedure. It is the right of the traveler to have that procedure performed by someone of the same gender and so, as per protocol, the call went out for a female officer to assist. But as the pat-down began, my friend realized that the officer was undeniably biologically male though identifying as female. She did not know what to do or say, so simply allowed the pat-down to proceed. As she walked away, she realized that she was more surprised than offended. It had just never occurred to her that she might unexpectedly find herself being frisked by a man whom she had been told was a woman.”
God Loves Humans more than Animals – “Let there be no confusion, God loves people more than animals. Two events this last year have set social media on fire. First, a lion’s death floated around social media creating ire and more political debates. Then over the weekend a gorilla was killed to protect a child. This is not intended to be a response or political comment. My attempt, should I succeed, is to answer one key question, ‘Are animals more important than humans to God?’ Answer: no. God made humans as the pinnacle of creation and He made us in His image. No animal on earth is made in His image. I would even argue humans are not animals, we’re human beings, made in the image of God.”
How to Speak to Your Pastor before His Sermon – “Sunday is the big day when the church assembles for worship, but it’s also a day for fellowship. Spending time with one another is important, and there isn’t an app for that. In other words, there is no shortcut to genuine fellowship. Not only does that involve the church body, but it likewise involves the pastors who lead the church. Pastors are not called to a life of seclusion. Like the rest of the church, pastors are called to engage in meaningful and genuine fellowship with the church family. However, there are some really poor habits that you should consider avoiding when speaking to your pastor on Sunday.”
Awkward Gospel Conversations – “What keeps you from sharing the Gospel? For many the main answer to that question comes down to awkwardness. Awkwardness is defined as causing or feeling embarrassment or inconvenience. And while with most things it is probably helpful to have a keen sense of when awkwardness is on the horizon, we must remember what is at stake when we think about the eternal destiny of those around us. I’d like to encourage you to rethink the common thought that it is better not to share the Gospel than to do it awkwardly. So here are five reasons why it’s ok to share the Gospel awkwardly.”
Soldiers of Christ – “On June 12, 1944, just six days after D-Day in World War II, a young lieutenant named Richard Winters led his men to the outskirts of Carentan. As the officer in charge of Easy Company, of the 101st Airborne, he was tasked to clear the large French town of its German defenders. It would be a small battle, but it played a significant role in the massive effort to rid the world of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.”
Steve Lawson preaches the Gospel…to pastors.
This is a brave young man who should serve as a role model.
“All death can do to the believer is deliver him to Jesus. It brings us into the eternal presence of our Savior.” – John MacArthur