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PORN sunday… 2.22.09… March 1, 2009

Filed under: God is GREAT!! — kgarrard @ 4:07 am

porn-sunday

had to be one of the most powerful days of my life.

i was so proud of my church taking this bold step.  we did a series the entire month of feb. called SEX TALK (www.sextalkseries.com)  where we focused on the lies the enemy tries to sell us in regards to how we should live our lives.  those lies were EXPOSED in the light of the truth of what jesus sees and has planned for us.

 

it was awesome for me.  i learned new things.  my heart was challenged.  i became fiercely passionate once again about god’s standard of purity for every believer.  i am  on the soap box, unashamedly i might add, that purity goes beyond just being a virgin for the young and single people…purity is more than actions, but deeper into our thoughts and motives…and that purity is available to all b/c jesus can wash us clean!!  

 

we buttoned the series on the 22nd with a focus on the tangled web of porn in our culture and world.  the sermon is worth listening to.  porn has touched the lives of many, many people around me.  i have seen the damage it can do to a life.  it is foul and must be exposed for what it is – a big fat lie.  nasty…disgusting…and degrading.  addiction to it breeds shame and hopelessness.  and infocus church decided to share that there’s HOPE for all who would hear.  

 

and there were some courageous takers!  🙂  (check out their stories on the sextalkseries site under ‘stories’)  i know that for each testimony that was bravely written, there are hundreds more!

 

the mercy and love i felt for this series was tangible…no one was condemned but arms were extended in kindness and repentance was experienced week after week.

souls were won for jesus.  lives are forever changed because a brave pastor backed by a brave church took a stand.  infocus church will look back on feb. ’09 and say that we are marked b/c of this series.  we are a people forever changed.

 

bravo brent garrard!  i am proud of you!  

 

“…christ’s name and renown is the desire of our heart!”  – Isaiah 

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2 Responses to “PORN sunday… 2.22.09…”

  1. Kristin L. Says:

    Yes, bravo Pastor Brent and YOU!! This month was truly amazing! Lives have been changed forever! HOSTAGE is the perfect series to follow!

  2. grandma Says:

    With support like that , he…..Brent Lee cannot fail. I love you!


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