Mathew St. John: The Bible Says Homosexuality is a Sin

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Mathew St. John: The Bible Says Homosexuality is a Sin (Leviticus 18, 20; Romans 1)

Mathew St. John, pastor of First Baptist Church in Anson, Texas, addresses the topic of homosexuality, first by acknowledging it is an emotionally-charged topic. He examines two biblical prohibitions of same-sex sex and challenges the logic of contemporary arguments that affirm same-sex sex. (http://www.fbcanson.com)
After naming same-sex sex as sin, St. John draws attention to biblical passages designating as sin all forms of sex outside of the marriage of one man and one woman. From here, he moves into an explanation from 1 Thessalonians 4:3 of sanctification as practicing sexual purity.

The last third of the sermon is a challenge to St. John’s hearers to respond to all sin with the same seriousness about sin and grace for sinners as Jesus demonstrated.

The notes for this sermon are available here. The audio for this sermon series is available here.

This sermon was delivered during the morning worship service at First Baptist Church in Anson on Aug. 11, 2019 as part of a series titled “The Bible Says.”


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