Dear Mosaic Family,
June is Pride Month. Next Saturday, June 8th, thousands of our dear neighbors will proudly walk the streets of Boston in the Pride Parade. Should we go? What should we say to our friends when invited? How do we think through potential conversations? How do we, as Christians, think about this very real and deeply personal issue.
We put on our Gospel glasses and look though the lenses of God's Love and God's Truth.
As a Christian, I love my gay neighbor. I love that guy!!
I see the person, not the label. I do my best to hear his story and understand his heart.
I have him over for dinner and grill him bomb steaks, because grilling bomb steaks is my love language.
I'm welcoming. I affirm God's love for him.
But I can't affirm sin. Not in my life, not in someone else's.
God's tender Love leads me to speak God's tough Truth.
I will kindly decline his invitation to march shoulder-to-shoulder with him in the Pride Parade, because celebrating sin is against God's Truth and Love. Pride is the heart of all sin and is destructive to him, people, families, society and the world, therefore Pride breaks God's heart, and mine as well.
Instead, I invite him over again, for another steak and conversation.
Pride fuels lust, and lust kills love. Therefore God extends His Love to us through the Cross of Jesus Christ, by the Power of the Holy Spirit. His Love kills our lust and unleashes us to be the absolute best versions of ourselves. We in turn make our neighbors' lives better. Together, we make Boston better, and by extension, the World.
God's Truth and God's Love change everything.
The Gospel changes everything.
Join us tomorrow as we study 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and meditate on this Truth:
Lust Kills Love. Love kills Lust.
This Week's Announcements
Leaving Boston? Stay Connected!
Register for Kids Summer Nights!
Weeknights, July 22-26, 6-8 p.m.
Come join us for a week filled with games, music, crafts and exciting lessons in God's Word! For the second year, Mosaic is hosting a FREE evening kids' program you won't want to miss. Registration opens online June 3. All children ages 4-11 are welcome.
Serve with Mini Mosaic
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
We are looking for more volunteers for our Mini Mosaic program that takes place during the morning services. If you're interested in serving our children in this way, email Raquel@MosaicBoston.com, or fill out the "Serve" form on our app.
Songs for Sunday
If you would like to know what we'll be singing on Sunday, you can find the playlist here.