Defining and Defending Marriage

Text: Genesis 2:18-25; Romans 1:20ff; I Cor. 6:9-11
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: September 14, 2008

This Sunday we will take a break from our series in I Samuel, though our subject is not entirely unrelated.

As you probably know the California Supreme Court (by a vote of 5-4) recently overturned the law (which had been passed by over 60% of the voters eight years ago) which ‘only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in the state of California’ and ordered the statewide recognition of same sex-marriage. This November Californians will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 8 which would overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling by amending the state constitution to say that ‘only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in the state of California.’

My purpose in this sermon will be:

  1. To positively set forth God’s plan for the family, which is revealed in creation. Gen. 2:18ff
  2. To explain how our culture’s slide into immorality is a judgment from God. Rom. 1:20ff
  3. To offer help in the gospel to all kinds of sinners (even homosexuals). I Cor. 6:9ff

Posted on September 14th, 2008 | Permalink