This message was originally given on 2/17/2017 as a part of the 2017 Shepherds Conference, Not Ashamed: Ministry in a Post-Obergefell World.
The thunderheads are gathering. Unless God works a miracle, living in these United States will grow increasingly dangerous for Christians. We fear for our young ones, but our job is not to retreat and batten down the hatches. Jesus loved us when we were still His enemies, and this is His example for us. We must be salt and light. We must do our work cheerfully and openly. And we must provide hope. How do we do this when it feels like the darkness is closing in?