6/26/15 “Opposing Gay Marriage – 5 Reasons Why It’s Not Hate Speech” – Pastor Shane Idleman

June 26th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 6/26/15 “Opposing Gay Marriage – 5 Reasons Why It’s Not Hate Speech” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Times change but God’s standards do not change. No matter how many laws are passed in favor of sexual orientation, it will not change God’s mind. His principles are guardrails through the canyons of life. State legislators are removing these guardrails.​
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4/11/15 “7 Reasons Why ‘Christians’ Are Divided On Homosexuality” – Pastor Shane Idleman

April 9th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 4/11/15 “7 Reasons Why ‘Christians’ Are Divided On Homosexuality” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Relating to people on their level and to love them regardless of their lifestyle is a mark of true Christianity. So why are many Christians divided?
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10/30/14 “5 Reasons Why Younger Christians And Pastors Avoid Politics” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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In my opinion, failure to recognize diverse gifts may explain why many people are divided on the issue of religion and politics. For instance, John MacArthur, James Dobson, Chuck Colson, Tony Perkins, Jim Garlow, and D. James Kennedy have/had different ministries, but all fall under the umbrella of Christian service.
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5-5-14 – “Pastor Offers 5 Biblical Reasons Why Gay-Marriage Is Wrong” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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Many say that we cannot take a position on homosexuality because all positions will hurt someone. Here’s my question: “Are those who defend homosexuality, or who say nothing, truly loving the homosexual, or are they simply seeking to avoid conflict?” If they are more worried about being liked than being truthful, do they really care for homosexuals more than the person who is willing to risk their reputation, and quite possibly their safety, in order to speak the truth in love? The answer is obvious: Authentic Christians love the truth, and others, so much so that they are willing to risk the consequences of confrontation in order to help others. This is genuine love, not hatred. “When we become so tolerant that we lead people into mental fog and spiritual darkness, we are not acting like Christians—we are acting like cowards” (A.W. Tozer).
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4-12-14 “7 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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COMPLETE SERMON NOTES
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4-12-14 “7 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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4-12-14 “7 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall” – Pastor Shane Idleman
COMPLETE SERMON NOTES
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4/12/2014 – “7 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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Within weeks, two of my heroes have fallen from grace, and some of my friends in pastoral ministry have taken detours in their destiny as well. Moral failings among leaders are becoming an epidemic. No one is beyond the reach of Satan’s grasp. Although I’m disappointed, my faith is not shaken because only Christ should be placed on a pedestal.
Why do they fall? They fall for the same reason that all Christians fall. Each of us are drawn away by our own evil desires and enticed. When these desires are acted upon, they lead to sin (cf. James 1:14-15). Sin has a life cycle—it either grows or withers depending on whether we feed or starve it. John Owen, the prolific Puritan author wrote, “Be killing sin, or sin will be killing you.”
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4/7/2014 “The Top 4 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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The demands of life often tempt us to seek gratification in alcohol and other things. We must be on high alert. The enemy uses “opportune times” to draw us away from God. (cf. Luke 4:13.) The line is so thin that it is often hard to determine when we cross over. (Read More here: http://westsidechristianfellowship.org/articles/3-24-14-alcohol-liberty-has-limits-pastor-shane-idleman/)
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