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How should I reach out to LGBT people?

How do we share the gospel – the good news of Jesus Christ – with those who identify as LGBT?

Well, unsurprisingly, the simple answer is in the same way as any other individual! The gospel is powerful enough to work in the hearts of any person, and those who identify as LGBT are not a special subset of people who require a special approach to sharing the gospel.

Due to cultural pressure, however, you may find these three pointers helpful when sharing faith with gay friends.

Should I attend a Gay Wedding?

It is almost inevitable that a day will come when an invitation of this nature will drop on your doormat. It’s most likely that you will have been expecting this announcement and now the day has arrived. In anticipation, you have been wondering, how should a person who holds strongly to the view biblically defined marriage is monogamous and heterosexual should RSVP?

Questions to reflect upon

The circumstances of the wedding are the crucial factors in coming to a decision. So some important questions come to mind:

Radical Inclusion (Anne's story)

I’ve always been pretty open about my struggles with sexuality, so I was up front from the start when I arrived at my church 9 years ago. In those days, there were only a few of us and we met in the minister’s house, so it was very easy to get to know people and build positive relationships.

How can I support a Christian who experiences same-sex temptations?

God knits each of us together in a unique and individual way. Praise God, we are each ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ by our perfect Creator! (Psalm 139:13-14). In a fallen world, this means of course that a person’s experience of same-sex temptations will be – at least to some degree – unique to them. Inevitably, then, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people.

Book review: "Homosexuality and the Christian"

This book covers a range of issues, including what God thinks of homosexuality, sexual identity and changing orientation.

Accountability (Robert's experience)

Being in an accountability relationship has been a source of great blessing in my life and, therefore, writing an article on the topic is a positive step forward for me. I am aware, though, that this subject is not always one that is met by others with the enthusiasm I view it.

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