All posts by Rev. Dr. Jerry S. Maneker

Flipping the page of a Bible

Queering the Gospel, Part 3

Read the rest of the series For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any

Flipping the page of a Bible

Queering the Gospel, Part 2

Read the rest of the series … I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) Jesus came to enable us to not only be reconciled to a holy, righteous, and just God, but to enable

Flipping the page of a Bible

Queering the Gospel, Part 1

Read the rest of the series The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to

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Being Gay Is a Gift from God

Fortunately, in our community there are gay affirming congregations. They understand the Gospel of inclusiveness that puts all of us in the same tent for worship and ministry. To be able to love another person is a gift from God! As human beings we have

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You Don’t Have To Like Anybody

Whenever Jesus commands His disciples to love others the word agapao is always used. Agapao is putting another’s interests and feelings ahead of your own, regardless of how you feel about that person. Agapao is distinguished from the other types of love: eros that is

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Is Faith Enough?

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” — Ephesians 2:8-9 The above two verses of Scripture make it crystal clear that our faith in Christ

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Don’t Be a Coward

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but we have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15   Fear is of the devil! It comes about when one does not trust God to know what