This page lists all the content for Prep for Pride email and text campaigns and links to each devotional. That will give you an overview of the content and let you see the general direction of the posts that make up the campaign.
Below is an explanation of my approach to Prep for Pride and my perspective on Pride Month in the workplace.
Email, Text, and Devotional Content
“…as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15
Prepare for what’s ahead by considering how God shows you his grace through your work. Then, think about how He gives grace to others through your employer.
When does your work increase thanksgiving for you and others? How is that for the glory of God?
Grace increases thanksgiving. 2 Cor. 4:15.
List the ways God shows you his grace at work.
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. – Genesis 9:13 NIV
The first rainbow appeared against a backdrop of evil and destruction. But it is still a sign of hope.
What feelings does the Pride rainbow cause in you? How might that remind you of God’s promise of salvation?
My rainbow will be the sign. Gen. 9:13
Rainbows remind us of God’s promise of hope.
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent. – Proverbs 11:12
Every person will be speechless before God. But our silence can make the grace of the gospel louder.
When have you said something that you regret? How would you handle that differently, given the chance?
Understanding remains silent. Prov. 11:12
But our silence can make God’s grace louder.
“by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people” – 1 Peter 2:15
Pride Month is about giving voice to LGBTQ+ concerns. So when do we break our silence and speak up?
God’s Spirit in us empowers us to do good even in the face of evil.
What good can you do that would be noticed by those who support Pride?
Doing good to silence ignorance – 1 Pet 2:15
Doing good is a powerful way to speak up.
Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. – Genesis 3:7
As a result of the first man and woman’s sin, we all live with that painful awareness of shame. True justice comes from being created in the image of God.
What aspects of Pride Month might fit with biblical justice?
How could you show support for those affected by them?
The eyes of both were opened – Gen 3:7
True justice comes from being created in the image of God.
But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” – Gen. 3:9
Being confused by the language or objectives of Pride Month can lead to an open, constructive conversation down the road.
What aspects of the Pride movement do you find the most confusing?
How could you ask someone from the movement about them at a later time?
God called “Where are you?” – Gen. 3:9
Confusion can lead to open conversations.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. – 1 John 3:16
Love is not unconditional acceptance. God showed us his love when we were most unattractive to him. And he sacrificed to change us.
How can you sacrifice for someone who opposes you during Pride month?
What does it feel like to pray for that person? How should it feel?
Love is not attraction or acceptance.
Love is Jesus died for us. – 1 John 3:16
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? – Galatians 1:10
Freedom from shame is a powerful incentive to identify with the Pride movement. But shame cannot be removed by winning the approval of others.
Where do you experience conflict during Pride month?
Where is that person looking for approval? Where are you?
Do I seek approval from man or God? Gal 1:10
Pleasing God creates conflict with people.
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. – 1 Tim. 1:15
Labels matter to Christians and to Pride supporters. But we must discern between labels and the condition of our hearts before God.
What do you wish a Pride supporter would ask you about being a Christian?
Can you turn that into a question you could ask them about Pride?
Jesus came into the world to save sinners – 1 Tim 1:15
Labels matter to Pride and to us.
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. – 2 Corinthians 7:10-11
The painful experience of shame is real and drives us to do things that harm others and ourselves. But God sent his Son so we could be free from our shame.
When have you had the strongest emotions during Pride month?
What are those emotions? How can they lead you to godly grief?
Grief produces repentance – 2 Cor 7:10
Shame hurts, but Jesus frees us from shame.
This page lists all the content for Prep for Pride email and text campaigns and links to each devotional. That will give you an overview of the content and let you see the general direction of the posts that make up the campaign. Below is an explanation of my approach to Prep for Pride andRead…