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Sorry We Missed September - December 2021
Both Pastor Ron and Hope have been a little overwhelmed this September & October. We hope to be back on schedule in November. Thanks for your patience! May our Father God, His Son Jesus, and Holy Spirit keep you wrapped in His joy and strength... 
 
Live Free coz U r Free n Jesus' Life
Ron
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Can LGBTQ People be True Christians?
Today's blog is presented by NHE's Pastor-Teacher Ron Browning...  
 
 
Let’s begin by asking a different question first. What makes any person a true Christian? Or we could ask it like this: How do sinners become saints (Christians)?  
 
And the answer is: God rescues the sinner from their sins when the sinner obeys Jesus’ command to repent and believe (Mark 1:15). As Holy Spirit baths, all whom Father God has given to His Son, Jesus, in salvation (John 6:37), with a repentance that ignites the sinner’s heart with a Life of saving faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 11:18; Romans 1:17).
 
Pastor Paul wrote: 
 
This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving Life through faith, to the power of living by faith (Romans 1:17, the Passion)
 
Pastor John wrote:
 
Whoever has the Son has eternal Life; whoever does not have the Son does not possess eternal Life.
 
And we know that the Son of God has made our understanding come alive so that we can know by experience the One who is true. And we are in Him who is true, God’s Son, Jesus Christ—the true God and eternal Life! So, little children, guard yourselves from worshiping anything but Him.
(1 John 5:12, 20-21 the Passion, emphasis mine).
 
 
WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY?
 
You see, Christianity isn’t just an intellectual decision. It’s a heart change, a passion (1 Peter 1:3-9). Requiring both God’s heart and ours (Philippians 2:13). It’s the exchange of one condition for another—our sin for God’s righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). God’s part. It’s a gift we could never earn or achieve (Ephesians 2:8-10). Because God’s gift of salvation can only be received (John 1:12) by faith, as God works repentance into our hearts. Our part. Consider—
 
I (Pastor Paul) refuse to be ashamed of the wonderful message (i.e., the Gospel)
of God’s liberating power unleashed in us through Christ!
For I am thrilled to preach that everyone who believes is saved…
 
This Gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—
a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe.
 And it moves us from receiving Life through faith, to the power of living by faith.
 
This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through Life-giving faith!”
(Romans 1:16-17, the Passion, emphasis mine)
 
 
When they heard this, their objections were put to rest
and they all glorified God, saying, “Look what God has done!
He’s giving the gift of repentance that leads to Life to people (everywhere).”
(Acts 11:18, the Passion, emphasis mine)
 
 
THE STRUGGLE OF SEXUAL BROKENNESS
 
Many people struggle with different types of sexual and relational brokennesses. The unsaved and the saved alike. Homosexuality being just one. But this struggle or behavior (i.e., tempting and/or acting out), doesn’t keep one from knowing Jesus and having eternal Life. For when a God-given repentance ignites the human heart with a Life of saving faith in Jesus Christ, that person is passed from death into Life (John 5:24). And that heart—spirit and soul—is saved, now and forever! Which means the body awaits its guaranteed salvation at Jesus’ Glorious Appearing (Romans 8:23). Maranatha! Lord, come quickly (Revelation 22:12).
 
True Christians eagerly await, with a faith working out God’s purpose in our lives (Philippians 1:6; 2:12-13). And since sexual brokenness (e.g., homosexuality) isn’t a part of His purpose—i.e., God’s created intent—it’s sinful. Holy Spirit is always working out Father God’s perfect design in us. How?
 
In and through a repentance that leads to Life lived by faith. In other words, we live repenting of (i.e., turning away from) sinning. Believing God and His Word. We trust and obey, exchanging the lies of sexual sin for true worship of Creator God. That’s what true Christians want to do. That’s what we are learning how to do.
 
So yes, CHRISTIANS MAY STRUGGLE with (and we may fall to) various sexual sins that have shattered our souls—i.e., disordered our thinking, destroyed our choices, and damaged our emotions with the brokennesses of heterosexuality, homosexuality, etc. Played out in sexting, SMS, one-night stands, affairs, etc. Including the desires for and the illegal acts of prostitution, pedophilia, hebephilia, ephebophilia, and gerontophilia, etc. Humanity (the unsaved and saved alike) struggles with porneia (i.e., sexual immorality). 
 
But God has EXCHANGED OUR SIN FOR JESUS’ RIGHTEOUS LIFE—HIS PURE LIFE (1 John 3:1-3). So, we’re learning to live repenting of sins and sinning. Overcoming sin’s many hunts, haunts, and habits. By trusting God and His Word (1 John 2:12-14), pursuing the:
  • PEACE OF GOD'S POWER (i.e., God’s marvelous grace) ...the—
  • PERSPECTIVES OF GOD'S PATH (i.e., God’s absolute truth), and the—
  • PLEASURES OF GOD'S PRESENCE (i.e. God's forever joy and happiness)
 
 
And we know that the Son of God has made our understanding come alive
So that we can know by experience the One who is true.
And we are in Him who is true, God’s Son, Jesus Christ—
the true God and eternal Life!
 
So, little children, guard yourselves from worshiping anything but Him.
(1 John 5:20-21, the Passion, emphasis mine).
 
 
 
Live Free coz' U r Free! 
Ron 
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Sexual Brokenness & Discipleship
What does discipleship have to do with sexual brokenness? How does God's Word help and heal? Read Find True Identity Discipleship & Sexual Brokenness
 
 
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An Invite To My Story
Today, I want to share my story. My journey out of the miseries of sexual and relational brokenness into the joys of living from God’s Life—Jesus' righteous Life of purity and faithfulness. Learning how to exchange both the pleasures and the pains of sexual and relational sinning—the selfish addictions of self-worship—the self-centered and self-absorbed mindset—the self-defeating and self-crushing emotions. Exchanging sin’s hunts, haunts, and habits for Jesus’ Life of grace and truth. Set free to trust and obey. Set free to worship the true and Eternal Life—Jesus Christ—instead of me, myself, and I.

Learning to embrace Jesus as my sovereign Lord, forgiving Lamb, and saving Life. Growing to experience Him as my rescuing Liberator, all-wise Leader, and Light-Source of Grace & Truth. So, I may enjoy Jesus as the perfect Lover of my Soul, now and forever! 

I founded NewHeart Expressions as a platform to disciple broken men like myself. Those whom God has granted, is granting, or will grant a repentance that ignites a Life of saving faith within. Those who heart’s desire is for an alternative to porneia—to sexual immorality—to any and all types of sexual activity, outside God’s boundaries of covenant marriage between one man and one woman.  

Over the last twenty plus years of living in freedom. Of learning to live from Jesus’ Life of purity and faithfulness within. God has granted me the wisdom needed to disciple other sexually and relationally broken men, with the grace and truth of God’s Word. FindTrueIdentity.com is designed to challenge you to discover your true identity and freedom in Christ, and the sexual and relational wholeness He brings to our lives. Why? We are broken people, in need of His help and healing.

 

It would be my privilege to share with you:

Born Gay or Not!?

a testimony of Jesus’ Life living in and through ron browning

 

Live Free coz’ U r Free!

Ron

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