Same Sex Attraction and Homosexuality

Dear Parents,

I’m just going to get right to the point. Wednesday night we are talking about homosexuality.

I wanted to let you know this in advance because I wanted to give you the option for your child to “opt out” or “opt in” to this discussion. I hope you will “opt in.” There is no one who is immune from this issue and no one that hasn’t been impacted by it in some way.

One of my goals is to equip your son or daughter to be able to engage the culture around them from a Biblical viewpoint; a culture that is increasingly favorable to same-sex relationships. By equipping your child to engage culture, we are creating opportunities to share the Gospel through a viewpoint of homosexuality that is based out of love and the truth of God’s Word.

A few things you might want to know:

  • We will frame the discussion from the aspect of “Same Sex Attraction” as opposed to “Being Gay.” I think this is an important differentiation of the issue, one that speaks to where we find our identity and what we call sin.
  • We will call homosexual activity a sin.
  • All main points will be taken directly from God’s Word. I will not be sharing my opinion on the subject, but rather communicate what I see clearly from God’s Word.
  • The Main Points are:
    • Homosexual desire is not what God originally intended.
    • Our distorted desires are a sign that we have turned away from God.
    • Homosexual sin is serious.
    • Homosexual sin is not unique.
    • Homosexual sin is not inescapable.
    • Homosexuality is contrary to biblical teaching and the Gospel
  • There will be an emphasis on grace and love for those struggling with this issue and an encouragement for Christians to approach the issue with the same sensitivity. Often times it’s not just what is said, but also how it’s said.

In an ever changing culture, it is important to be able to give a defense to the hope we have in Christ. As Peter states in 1 Peter 3:15-16,

“Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. 16 However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.”

It is our desire to present this hope and this message with gentleness and respect, ultimately pointing people toward Jesus and away from their sin.

If you have further questions or would like to talk with me personally, feel free to contact me at

In Him,

Patrick Greer
Minister of High School Students
Lone Oak FBC



Chicago Spring Break Mission Trip

Spring break header 2016

Dates: April 3 – 8, 2016

Cost: $199 (Includes housing, transportation, activities, service projects, and most meals in Chicago)

Deadlines: $50 deposit due February 15. Remaining balance due April 1.

Housing: Chicago Metro Baptist Association, 1356 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60622

Register Here: Chicago Spring Break Mission Trip

Spend your Spring Break serving others. In cooperation with the North American Mission Board, the High school students of LOFBC will be traveling to Chicago Illinois to partner with church planters in and around Wicker Park. Ministry opportunities include serving at a soup kitchen, an after-school program, some light construction, and personal evangelism.

We will leave Sunday, April 3 and return Friday, April 8. We will have one day during the trip to visit and see Chicago. Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Within blocks of our housing, you will have the opportunity to visit many different cultural areas. You will get the essence of an international mission trip without leaving the United States.

Chicago Spring Break Mission Trip Tentative Schedule

Sunday, April 3

10:00am                      Leave LOFBC

5:00pm                        Arrive at CMBA (Chicago Metro Baptist Association) building

6:00pm                        Dinner

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Monday, April 4

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am        Quiet Time

9:00am                        Depart for project

12:00pm                      Lunch on site

2:30pm                        After School program

5:00pm – 7:30pm        Soup Kitchen

9:00pm                        Team Time

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Tuesday, April 5

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am        Quiet Time

9:00am                        Depart for project

12:00pm                      Lunch on site

2:30pm                        After School program

6:00pm                        Dinner Out

9:00pm                        Team Time

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Wednesday, April 6

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am        Quiet Time

9:00am                        Depart for project

12:00pm                      Lunch on site

2:30pm                        After School program

6:00pm                        Dinner Out

7:30pm                        Church

9:30pm                        Team Time

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Thursday, April 7

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am        Quiet Time

9:00am                        Depart for City

10:00am                      Michigan Ave

12:00pm                      Lunch at Portillos

2:00pm                        Tour of Chicago

6:00pm                        Chicago Pizza for Dinner

8:00pm                        Team Time

11:00pm                      Lights Out

Friday, April 8

7:00am                        Breakfast

8:00am                        Load Buses

8:30am                        Depart

3:30pm                        Arrive at LOFBC

UNITE – A Movement of Students for the Gospel

Over the past 3 weeks, we have been participating in a movement of students to UNITE for the Gospel in Paducah, KY. Starting at Paducah FBC, churches in McCracken County UNITED together to encourage one another to take the Gospel into our community. Last night was the third and last UNITE service hosted here at Lone Oak FBC. Over 200 students and adults joined together to play games, worship, and be encouraged from God’s Word.

See Pictures on Facebook here: LONE OAK FBC UNITE PICTURES


What was started 3 weeks ago will culminate Saturday as we meet together again to share the Gospel at KY Oak Mall. Unlike anything that has ever been done before in McCracken Country, students will UNITE to be trained and commissioned to go into KY Oaks Mall and share the Gospel with the people they meet.

We (Lone Oak FBC Student Ministry) will meet at Lone Oak FBC at 9:30am to load buses and head to 12 Oaks Baptist Church for the evangelism training. There we will join students from other churches before going to KY Oaks Mall.  Lunch will follow. For details see the schedule below.

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9:30am – Meet at LOFBC

10:00am – Evangelism Training @ 12 Oaks Baptist church

11:00am – Go to the mall to share the Gospel

12:00pm – Lunch at 12 Oaks Baptist church (Bring $5 for lunch)

1:30pm – Return to LOFBC

It is our prayer that this movement will go beyond a few services and see our community changed for the Gospel.

Unite for the Gospel

Unite logoUnite for the Gospel with churches across Paducah over 3 Wednesday nights to see God use students to have an impact for the Gospel in our community and around the world.

This Fall will will join other churches across Paducah three Wednesday nights in a row to Unite for the Gospel. Hosting these events will be 12 Oaks Baptist Church, Paducah First Baptist Church, and  Lone Oak First Baptist Church.  Unite is more than a t-shirt and it’s more than a logo. It’s a movement of students in Paducah to share the Gospel with their community and around the world.

Wednesday, October 21
Theme – Unite in Community
Location – Paducah First Baptist Church
Speaker – Patrick Greer

Wednesday, October 28
Theme – Unite in Prayer
Location – 12 Oaks Baptist Church
Speaker – Steve Moore

Wednesday, November 4
Theme – Unite in Service
Location – Lone Oak FBC
Speaker – Jason Burnett

Services will start at 6:30pm at each location. Buses will leave Lone Oak FBC at 6:10pm on October 21 & 28.

Saturday, November 7
Theme – Unite in Action
Location – Kentucky Oaks Mall

After 3 weeks of praying, worshiping, and proclaiming the Gospel together we will go together to share the Gospel at Kentucky Oaks Mall.

Meet at LOFBC at 9:30am to go to 12 Oaks Baptist church. There we will go through some evangelism training before heading to the mall. After receiving training students will head to the mall with the sole intent of sharing the Gospel with someone there.  Afterwards we’ll meet back at 12 Oaks for lunch.  Please bring $5 to off-set lunch costs.

Parents: Find out how to Stay Connect via Text message

“Remind” is a web-based app that teachers use to communicate via text to students and parents. We’ve created multiple groups that you sign up for by simply sending a text message to the number 81010. See chart for the group lists. Everyone should sign-up for at least 3 groups.

Groups text this message to 81010
Lone Oak FBC Student Ministry @lofbc1
High School Students @resonate1
Middle School Students @amplify1
Parents of High School Students @hsparent1
Parents of Middle School Students @msparent1
Lone Oak FBC Parents @lofbcp
Lone Oak FBC Students @lofbcs

You can unsubscribe anytime by simply texting “unsubscribe” to the same number.

We can’t wait to see what God does through the students at Lone Oak FBC!

Acts: The explosive story of the Church

Acts: The explosive story of the Church

Resonate kicked off this semester by diving in the book of Acts. Each week we have been looking at the early church and the explosion of the Gospel that occurred.  Acts 1 8

Week 1 we looked at the mission that Jesus gave His disciples found in Acts 1:8, “Be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all of Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Jesus not only gives us that mission but He gives us the power to do it through the Holy Spirit.Acts two sides to the cross

Week 2 was an investigation of Peter’s 1st sermon.  Peter gets straight to the point.  Our sin crucified Jesus.  A greater awareness of the Gospel starts with a greater awareness of our sin. We can’t fully understand the magnitude of God’s grace until we understand the magnitude of our own sin and the fact that it killed the Son of God.  We killed the one who came to rescue us.  Peter closes his sermon with a call to repentance and over 3,000 were add to the church that day.Acts measure of belief

Last night we looked at how our life parallels the life of the lame beggar in chapter 3. He was physically broken. We are spiritually broken.  We both look to the world to meet our needs, but they never do and never will satisfy. He was healed in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene. Jesus offers us spiritual healing through a relationship with Him by grace through faith. (Eph. 2:8-9) His life pointed people to Jesus. Our lives are to point people to Jesus.

Pray for our students and leaders as we walk through the book of Acts. It is our prayer that we would see an explosion of the Gospel in our community and around the world.

Smart Money Smart Kids

Begins Thursday, August 27 through Oct 1st from 6:00-7:00pm in Room D103
Led by Jeff & Stacie Richard
Cost $60

Check out this great resource for parents to help them navigate issues of money and teenagers.  Don’t wait to figure out how to tackle these issues, learn now.  I highly recommend this class to parents as they either prepare or are in the midst of these financial challenges.

In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to manage money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, then moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, commonsense approach. You’ll learn how to build your kid’s character and give them a solid understanding of how money works and how to make wise decisions.