“A RESPONSE TO THE RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISION PT. 1”

“A RESPONSE TO THE RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISION”
INTRO: The Supreme Court recently ruled to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. How should Christians respond? Are you losing hope for America? Are you becoming fearful?
I. THERE IS SUCH A THING AS ABSOLUTE TRUTH!
A. Truth is not relative!
B. The Bible tells us there such a thing as absolute truth!
1. Jesus is the truth (Jn. 14:6).
2. Jesus gave us truth (Jn. 1:17).
3. The Bible reveals truth (Jn. 17:17).
4. Knowing the truth sets us free (Jn. 8:32).
5. We are called to speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15).
C. Do you really want to know the truth (Isa. 55:8-9)?
D. What or who is your source for truth?
II. WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE?
A. God loves homosexuals, and so should we (Jn. 3:16).
B. We should treat homosexuals with kindness and respect.
C. Homosexuality, like fornication and adultery, is sin (Rom. 1:18-32; 1Cor. 6:9-11).
D. There is forgiveness and deliverance available for all sin (1Cor. 6:11)!
III. AMERICA WILL REAP ACCORDING TO WHAT SHE HAS SOWN (Gal. 6:7-8).
A. There are consequences for actions (Gal. 6:7b).
B. What will America’s consequences be?
IV. TRUE CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT FEAR THESE THINGS BECAUSE GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS CHILDREN WHO TRUST HIM!
A. The future is more in the hands of true Christians than it is in the hands of the world (2 Chron. 7:14)!
B. Sodom (Gen. 18:16-19:29) – not destroyed because of sin’s presence, but the absence of enough righteous.
C. Scriptures of hope and promise: Prov. 1:33; Matt. 6:33-34; Rom. 8:35, 37-39; Lk. 1:37; Matt. 17:20; 9:29; Ps.
29:11; 34:10; Psalm 37