Archive for February 11th, 2015

A couple thoughts on “50 shades” for Christians as the movie gets ready to premiere….

– Yahoo news reports that 1/5 of the film is sex

– An article from the UK news, talks about pornography not being the issue but sexual education. The pornography that use as their example is the 50 Shades of Gray movie.

– A secular post I read from someone praising “50 Shades” for bringing female sexuality to the fore font, called it porn or pornography at least 4 times. Again, not a blog complaining about it but a female, secular professional praising it.

– Some Christians who are trying to justify liking it and seeing it are deflecting by saying why is wrong for women to have sexual movies but men can and no one says anything. The truth is sexual movies are not ok for either gender.

– Some Christians who are trying to justify liking it and seeing it are deflecting by saying the Bible does not say the type of sex in the movie is wrong in a happy, marriage relationship. First, i take a tad bit of issue on that but that’s for another day. Even if you were correct in the statement, the characters in the movie are not married. Even if they were, that still doesn’t make watching it ok.

If any married couple put out a sex tape, it doesn’t make it any less wrong that you watch it just because they were married. There is no upside to this line of thinking.

– Some call it a love story because in the end she saves him from himself and being off track. If you are a Christian, you know the love of Christ that reflects in our lives and this simply is not it.

So, does that mean if you are a Christian and go see this, I will look down on you as a pastor? Not at all. It does mean as a brother, I pray for better for you and your intimacy understanding and I love you either way.

Again, random thoughts to consider….

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

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TNSC: Spiritual Depth

As we continue letting the Holy Spirit move in the areas of the 5 prayers God is growing us in at The Shepherd’s Fellowship, we get to one study that we are very excited about! This one is very foundational to not only the prayers but the personal relationship and life freedom of each person with Christ!

After we come to know Jesus as Leader and Forgiver, we are invited to grow and mature in the life we were created for! It is our very desire to go deeper, live passionately, and enjoy the benefits of being a child of God!

However, often times, we find ourselves struggling. The daily challenges steal from our joy and leads us to places God never intended for us. We feel disconnected, stressed, and afraid more than victorious.

In this podcast, we not only digging into the key Biblical steps to move forward in new way, we address the common challenges that try to rob us from that goal.

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