Title: Discerning the Graymatters
Speaker : Eric Simmons
Ministry: Covenant Life Church (Singles Pastor)
Message Delivered @: New Attitude 2007 Conference
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Can I have a beer with dinner? Can I watch the movie and just fast-forward past the sex scene? Can I smoke a cigar with my father, who’s not a Christian? How tight is too tight? Can I buy the expensive car?
These and many other areas of our lives can seem like the “gray areas.” If the Bible doesn’t give any rules for these, does God really care?
As Eric Simmons shows us in this message, in God’s eyes there’s no such thing as gray. With hard work and constant practice, we can learn to discern between good and evil—even when it’s not easy.
Eric gives three principles for helping us practice biblical discernment: think biblically, distrust your heart, and imitate the Father.
Humble orthodoxy means applying Scripture to our lives—even in the gray areas.
This was the fifth message delivered at the 2007 New Attitude conference.