If you’ve read my bio then you know my husband is a minister. Here’s a neat excerpt from the sermon he preached on Sunday, July 5, 2015. He is in the middle of a series called “What I Learned at the Movies” that highlights spiritual truths that are, intentionally or not, illustrated in popular movies. This particular sermon discussed how God’s steadfast, loyal love for us is illustrated by Forrest Gump’s steadfast, loyal love for Jenny. The point below specifically pertained to 2 Timothy 2:11-13 but he also used Romans 5:6-8 as a sermon text.
Love doesn’t gloss over sin or approve of things God says are wrong and destructive. If we begin to say certain things are not sinful which God has said are sinful, is that being loyal? We are called to be loyal because that is the path to freedom.
Everyone struggles with sin; the beauty of Jesus dying on the cross is how all sin – those seen as big or small – all of them are offered to be forgiven. But to say things aren’t wrong that God said are wrong is to disown him.
God will not change. He doesn’t need to. He defines love – loyal and righteous.
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