So You Are Homosexual, Now What?

The section of scripture Pastor Huebner wanted to share in relation to his below message:

Ezekiel 33: 7-11:
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Isreal; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die from his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But, if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself. Son of man, say to the house of Israel, “This is what you are saying: “Our offenses and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live!” Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?’

What a life I have lived!
I’m well past three decades in this world now and marching quickly toward four. Those 30+ years have brought a lot of life experiences. Sadly, there are so many that I am so very ashamed of.
Sometimes I truly can’t believe the things I have done.
How could I have been so disrespectful and rude to my parents at times? My son would be grounded until he has great-grandkids if he pulled some of the same garbage I did.
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Where Has Scott Been 2009 – 2013?

Since 2009, I have been travelling around the country, sharing my story with many schools, congregations, pastors’ meetings, etc…
I put together this power point slide show, which shows where I’ve been…

If your congregation/ organization is interested in having me speak with you, please contact me via the “Contact Us” page here on the website.

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Covenant Eyes

In this day and age, Pornography is as close and accessible as a few key strokes and mouse clicks on the computer. People of Grace is a proud group member of Covenant Eyes, an internet accountability program.
If viewing gay internet pornography is a temptation that you struggle with, please consider Covenant Eyes.
It is free-of-charge for you to enroll in through People of Grace, and most importantly, we’ll also provide you with an “Accountability Partner”.
If you would like to enroll in Covenant Eyes through us – or would like more information, please complete the “Contact Us” form on this site.

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When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Loved One Says They’re Gay

When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Loved One Says They’re Gay

by Joe Dallas

The heart-wrenching declaration that a loved one is a homosexual is increasingly being heard in Christian households across America. How can this be? What went wrong? Is there a cure?

In this straightforward book, Joe Dallas offers practical counsel, step by step, on how to deal with the many conflicts and emotions parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters or any family member will experience when learning of a loved one’s homosexuality.

Drawing from his own experience and from his many years of helping families work through this perplexing and unexpected situation, Joe offers scriptural and compassionate advice to both struggling gays and those who love them.

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Bearing Their Burden

Bearing Their Burden by Rev. Tom Eckstein

Some respond with hatred to people who struggle with same-sex attraction and teach that homosexuality is the unforgivable sin. Others affirm homosexuality by stressing either that Bible passages thought to prohibit homosexual behavior have been misinterpreted or that the clear biblical prohibitions against homosexual behavior simply have no authority over us today. In this book Pastor Eckstein shows how Scripture clearly condemns even consensual, monogamous homosexual behavior and that the biblical prohibitions against homosexual behavior still apply to us today. However, Pastor Eckstein also stresses that homosexual behavior is no worse than any other sin and that those who agree with God’s Word that their homosexual behavior is sinful and trust in the forgiveness provided for all sinners through God’s Son, Jesus, are holy in God’s sight and will receive strength from the Holy Spirit to say No to their homosexual desires and Yes to God’s loving plan for our sexual lives.

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Forgive Us Our Sins – Homosexuality In The Light Of God’s Truth

Forgive Us Our Sins – Homosexuality In The Light Of God’s Truth 
by Rev. Richard D. Starr and Scott I. Barefoot

“That’s just your opinion.” … “A loving God would never say that.”  These phrases and others like them are commonly used in the debate over homosexuality.  Opposing opinions about the topic find their expression in state and federal legislatures, in church body meetings, and even on bumper stickers.  The fiery rhetoric often clouds the clear testimony of our God in his Word.
It’s a serious, sensitive subject.  And it’s far too important to let opinions that flow from personal bias decide the issue.  Indeed, the questions about homosexuality have eternal consequences.  But where can you find answers?
Authors Scott I. Barefoot and Richard D. Starr have diligently searched God’s Word for the real answers to the issue.  For a decade, Barefoot lived an actively gay lifestyle.  He attended a Christian church that went to great lengths to spin the interpretation of God’s Word to avoid addressing the spiritual danger that was threatening to consume him.  But the Holy Spirit worked in Scott’s heart, leading him back to the Scriptures to take his place at the foot of the cross as a redeemed child of God.
Each chapter of Forgive Us Our Sins contains a part of Scott’s story in the context of a study of Scripture provided by Pastor Starr.  Through the clear testimony in the book, you will grow in your knowledge and ability to speak the truth, to point to Christ’s forgiveness won on the cross, and to rejoice in the one thing that can truly change the lives of all sinners.

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Rainbow Savior

Rainbow Savior by Rev. William Monday

Rainbow Savior is written from a pastor’s first person perspective to a precious soul who is struggling with same-sex attraction (ssa), who has already begun embracing the homosexual lifestyle.  The hope in this book is to provide words of truth and love to speak for all who are looking for the right words to say.  Not only does this work model how to speak, but it provides Christians with answers for many of the arguments which are used to support same-sex attraction.  A unique aspect of this book is that it provides a refresher in the basics of Christian doctrine and addresses basic concepts of sin and grace while not making the discussion center on homosexuailty, as if the temptation toward that lifestyle were worse than any other temptation.  The second half of Rainbow Savior is a pastor’s words to a group of God’s people who have questions about how to live day-to-day lives in society – interacting with the world and other Christians-in-name – who support same-sex attraction.  Through godly counsel founded on the Scriptures alone, the author seeks to address all sorts of societal issues and wisely equip the Christian to know when to speak on this issue and when not to.  Finally, the book concludes with an encouragement on what we can do as a Christian people in light of the topic of homosexuality to point everyone to Christ and his call to repentance before the end of all things.

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Jesus Is In Control

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. — Matthew 4:1-11

Dear Brothers & Sisters In-Christ:
Some encouragement for all who struggle with temptation-

This year on the first Sunday in Lent, the gospel lesson was the above account of Jesus’ is tempted by the devil.  The theme for the readings from the lectionary revolved around how Jesus defeated temptation, how he was strong where we are weak.  But diving into this portion of God’s Word, we find that Jesus didn’t just resist temptation. … Read the rest

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Rainbow Savior Study

Rainbow Savior Study by Rev. William Monday

Rainbow Savior Bible Study is a study on how to address the issue of same-sex attraction (ssa) with a struggling soul (Part I) and with a congregation of God’s people who have a wide range of questions on the matter – from reaching loved ones struggling to interacting with people in the world embracing homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. Lesson Topics: Part I: 1) A Godly Perspective on Souls Struggling; 2) “Judge Not”; 3) The Only Basis for Addressing Homosexuality; 4) Evaluating “Born that Way”; 5) Examining True Identity; 6) The Issue of True Love; 7-8) The Only Happy Lifestyle and No Greater Friend; Part II: 9-10) Who’s to Blame for this Issue in Society and Why the Church Is So Divided; 11-12) How the Christian Is to Operate in Society and The Issue of Same-Gender Unions; 13) The New Use of the Rainbow Symbol.  Though this Bible study follows the outline and general content of the book, the book Rainbow Savior is not necessary for the class, though it serves as an excellent supplement.  10 Lessons.  Easily 12 Weeks. Teaching Level: Difficult.

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