Sunday Sermon on January 22, 2012 by Pastor Thomas Tate
(no recording this week)
1. Do you know anyone that has ever had an abortion? Have they shared the emotional pain they feel from it?
2. Why do you think that even Christians are divided on this issue? Read Psalm 139:14-16; Jeremiah 1:4-5 and Luke 1:39-45 (Jesus had just been conceived in Mary). When does God start counting life, in the womb or outside? Whose opinion matters the most, God’s according to His Word or ours?
3. “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” MLK. How is this true according to abortion and Christians? Why are we called “the silent majority”? Read Proverbs 24:11.
4. Read John 9:1-3. How does this counter the argument for aborting children who may be born deformed? Wasn’t it Hitler who sought to only defend the life of the healthy? Have you ever known anyone who was born with a disorder that is a great witness of God?
5. What if a mother’s life is at risk? Read John 15:12-13. Would you risk your life for your child even if you only had a small chance of saving them? Could you live with yourself if you didn’t?
6. What about babies that were conceived by rape or incest? Isn’t killing the baby punishing the wrong person? How do you feel about that fact that Jesus’ genealogy consist of a prostitute, rape, incest and adultery? What if one of those women were able to have an abortion? Why do you think that God made sure that these connections were made in Jesus’ genealogy?
8. What can you do to stand up for the defenseless unborn child? Should it be one of the determining factors in who you vote for?