When God Says Something I Totally Dislike

The best post on the hard topic I have read in a,while.

J.S. Park

genericrandomusername asked a question:

I know that homosexuality is a sin. But one thing I’ve learned is that everything labeled “sin” is something God is protecting us from. Like any good father, his rules are there for a good reason. I understand why casual sex, lying, and gluttony are dangerous, but what are the dangers of homosexuality? What is God protecting us from? The reasons I’ve gotten from Christians have were either stupid or totally convoluted. I need to know why I oppose something. Something beyond a weak apologetic.

Hey my dear friend, please allow me the grace to offer just a few challenges to consider from very opposite angles.

– I’ve written about homosexuality before and I no longer talk about it much because everyone starts yelling at each other as loud as dang possible, and the people actually inside the issues get lost in the mix.  Whenever…

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The Quiet Life Of A Country Pastor Pt. 10

It has been weeks since I have had an opportunity to write about my “quiet life”.

 I have had so many wonderful opportunities to share faith with people these last weeks it has just eaten up my time.

I have run  staff meetings and taken phone calls. I have attended prayer meetings and shared biblical principles for living with troubled souls. I have preached and I have led worship. I have attended planning sessions for future ministry and future town projects. In all of it I have seen the hand of God moving mightily.

I was honored to perform a wedding for a young couple I once had in youth group.

I was equally honored to lay to rest and offer words of comfort at the graveside of one of God’s saints.

I attended a baptism.

Then  i traveled to the Berkshires to do lead worship at a camp for the disabled and to care for one of the guests who needed some one to one care.

I was privileged to be the pastor appointed to pray for the cities of the North at the Worcester County Prayer day this last Saturday.

 Then yesterday after Sunday services I attended a thank you luncheon for our worship and arts teams of the church.

My life my not be externally quiet but the blessing of it leads to a deep inner calm that restores the soul. As the writer to the Hebrews says, “There remains a Sabbath rest for God’s people”. It may not come in the way we think but the rest God gives is the best there is.

How do you find rest for your soul?

Shoutin’ Saturdays 8-27-16

I am at a prayer service on the Worcester County Courthouse steps today. May God have mercy on our nation!

Hebrews 12: 25-29 reads,

 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”[e] 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”[f]

It is time for the church to noise abroad that the time of shaking has come and we must hold fast to faith!

Please add your own admonition to faith in the comments section below.

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