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The last couple weeks I have missed out on giving you all Sunday Morning Thoughts. With some travel and guest speakers, my routine was busted up and alas, I forgot. But today, we are back with a bang as we talk about Pornography. I saw my first pornographic magazine when I was 9. I saw my first pornographic movie when I was 10 at a friends house when we found his father’s stash. When I was a kid you had to work to find this stuff. Today, it is literally at our fingertips on our devices. I remember a decade ago in ministry, the church still saw this topic as taboo. We were scared or did not know how to deal with it. However, if we don’t talk about it, the world will. Just like the rest of this series, if we are not going to talk about these issues in the church, then we will never be able to deal with them outside the church. If we don’t know how God wants us to respond, then we won’t respond well or right. With that said, get to Christ’s Church today and hear an incredible message on the how we are to respond when the culture and the church #Clash on the issue of sexuality and pornography. Here are some thoughts to get you prepared.
“Pornography is to sex what McDonalds is to food. A plasticized, generic version of the real thing.” -Gail Dines-Click to tweet
“TV is a pornographic cacophony of violence, death obsession, screams, gunfire and drama. You think it’s fine because you are damaged.” -Bryant McGill-Click to tweet
“In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.” -Pope John Paul II-Click to tweet
“Pornography is a parasite, because it steals your emotions, your focus, your time and your energy from your spouse.” -Stephen Kendrick-Click to tweet
“Porn is an idol that works the first time. The problem with porn is it doesn’t keep working. It causes us to exchange the real for the fake.” -Brad Wilson-Click to tweet
The image above pretty much sums up our 4th of July.
Watch this episode of the VLOG to see what happened for that picture to be frozen in time.
It started with a four hour drive from Cincy to Pittsburgh.
It ended with fireworks and…well..you will have to watch and see!!!
It will all make sense in about eight minutes.
Enjoy today’s strange, fun, and all around patriotic episode of the VLOG.
My friend Caleb kicked it off with one of the best messages on the issue of Homosexuality I have ever heard.
This weekend we continue this series talking about the other hottest issue in our culture…Racism.
TRUST ME…you don’t want to miss this. This may be one of the single biggest issues that we are facing in this country and the church.
There is a quote that states Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week. I would say that I wholeheartedly agree.
The only way the church can combat this is when we are willing to intentionally reach out to our brothers and sisters of different backgrounds.
This weekend we tackle this issue in a HUGE way. I know it is the 4th of July weekend. I know that you will be out late Saturday.
All I can tell you is this…get up early…get up medium late (we do have a 10:30 service)…and get to Christ’s Church and wrestle with this with us.
I talk about this and a whole lot more on this VLOG Episode. Not to mention, I do a little Q&A with my 8-year-old.
On this episode of the VLOG we give more behind the scenes footage of this weeks North American Christian Convention and meet some new friends from Rapha House in Joplin, MO that are rescuing girls from sex trade all around the globe. Plus more friends makes cameos and we meet four of the top up and coming speakers from around the country. Click below to watch.