Editor's Note: This sermon was originally part of a three-sermon series given by Jim Nicodem. (That's why you'll notice that this sermon ends rather abruptly.) Part 1 focused on how to view homosexuality within the context of God's larger biblical narrative. In the series' second message, Nicodem's sermon was a lengthy and honest interview with a Christian young man who deals with same-sex attraction as he strives to remain faithful to that larger biblical narrative. Nicodem wanted to put a very human, personal face on a controversial issue. In Part 3 Nicodem gave practical suggestions for how Christians can respond to the biblical narrative outlined in the first sermon. We are featuring only Part 1 to Nicodem's original series. Make sure you also check out our interview with Nicodem to learn more about why and how he preached this entire series.