2 DEC : Sexuality Dialogue

Synopsis of the PJEFC Sexuality Dialogue

The need for more engagement
While biblical sexual ethics is of paramount importance and the Church should lead in
championing what God intended for sexuality, the Body of Christ must remember our main
purpose and mission – to make Christ known to all. Jesus has shown us exactly how to do
that. John 1:14 states “..the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,..”. Jesus’ modus
operandi is engagement. His radical engagement with humanity, particularly with the
socially ostracized, demonstrated the encompassing love and mercy of God that transcends
human depravity. Consequently, countless lives were transformed forever. Currently, the
Church is more reputed for its sexual ethics than its openness to engage those who do not
hold the same moral stand. This moralistic narrative has a tendency to produce
misunderstandings and disconnections between the Church and the rest of the world.
Remaining status quo is not an option. It is imperative that the Church models after our Lord
in every way possible, particularly in the way He engaged people. Therefore, the Church
must go beyond morality debates. We must engage radically like Jesus did. How can the
Church connect more effectively with those who have questions on sexuality and faith?

Aim of the Sexuality Dialogue
The Sexuality Dialogue aims to provide a safe space for PJEFC to raise and discuss challenges
we face as Christians when engaging in conversations on sexuality and/or walking alongside
someone who struggles with their sexuality. This initiative stems from the desire to build a
Christian community who loves God with heart, soul and mind; and who loves others
radically like Jesus did.

How can I take part in the Sexuality Dialogue?
PJEFC would like to invite you to attend and contribute to this dialogue. The Sexuality
Dialogue will take place on Sunday, 2 Dec, 11am-1pm at the Main Sanctuary. You can send
your questions/comments to your CG leader OR directly to heralukmancare@gmail.com
before 25 Nov, 2018. A panel of individuals with various experiences will be sharing their
perspectives and addressing your questions. Given the limited time of the forum, the
discussion will give priority to issues relating to challenges of engagement.

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the
Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy in being of the same mind, having the
same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or
conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Phil 2:1-3.

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