The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the Sanctity of Life Weekend sermon on January 24/25, “The Supremacy of God in the Sanctity of Life" (Psalm 139:13–16). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.—Psalm 139:13–16
Lauralee Peterson tells her story of "Hope & Healing in Christ" following her abortion at age 16.
(Shown January 24/25, 2015, Sanctity of Life weekend.)
Lives matter not only to those whose lives they are (i.e., my life matters to me and your life matters to you), but lives matter to those around them (i.e., your life matters to me and my life matters to you). They matter to those who are enriched by them and to those who pile up blessing or condemnation for themselves on account of the way they treat others’ lives.
During our Sanctity of Life focus, join us as we demonstrate that we value the sanctity of life and want to protect the unborn.
Thursday, January 22: March for Life
Bundle up to ride the buses to the State Capitol for the March for Life.
Buses board at the Downtown & North campuses and the South 501 Bldg
March for Life and brief program at the State Capitol
At the Pro-Life Action Ministries annual banquet we were informed that women’s life centers in America now outnumber abortion centers at a ratio of three to one.
Care for women is widely available.
Spread the word. And give to these non-profit centers.
On Saturday, September 13, Pro-Life Action Ministries will hold the local National Day of Remembrance to commemorate the death of children killed by abortion at gravesites and memorials around the United Sates.
The local event will be an interdenominational memorial service led by local pastors. No media or signs will be allowed.
10am, September 13
2101 Lexington Ave. S.,
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
In a unanimous decision, McCullen v. Coakley, released last week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Massachusetts law that prohibited pro-life speech within 35 feet of an abortion facility.
Sidewalk counseling is written into the decision in a positive light. Chief Justice Roberts distinguishes between sidewalk counseling (entering into one-on-one conversations) from protesting and uses that as the hinge point in favor of this decision.
And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid.
That’s when 13 aborted babies were found in a dumpster behind the abortion center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Among them was a 14-week-old baby boy dismembered, with cranium crushed. The discovery made headlines in local media after Pro-Life Action Ministries held a press conference including photos.
A dignified funeral for the babies was attended by 500 people.
Consider how you might participate in pro-life events with Bethlehem in the days ahead …