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Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to teach some and remind others of the value and sacredness of human life.

I Believe in The Sanctity of Human Life

January 18, 2004

Intro:

A. [Source: Right to Life League of Southern California web site, http://www.rtllsc.org/abortion.html

Abortion Facts

Did you know that…?

…1.2 to 1.4 million abortions are performed in the United States every year? That amounts to 4,000 every day, 3 every minute, 1 every 20 seconds.

…the United States has one of the highest abortion rates among developed countries?

…every fourth baby conceived in America is killed by abortion?

B. Today is the National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

1. Your bulletin is the bulletin that was made by our bulletin company just for this day.

2. The insert inside your bulletin came from the Greencastle Crisis Pregnancy Center, just for this day.

3. So I’m taking a break from our Membership Covenant this week and am going to preach a sermon on the Sanctity of Human Life.

C. Today I want to share with you five of the reasons why I believe in the sanctity of human life; first…

I. …because it is God who creates all human life

Psalms 139:13-16 (quickview)  (NIV), For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

A. The OT character David wrote this Psalm as a prayer to God.

1. David said that God created his inmost being.

2. God created the very complex digestive system in David’s body.

3. God created the very complex nervous system in David’s body.

4. God created the very complex circulatory system in David’s body.

5. God created the very complex skin that covered David’s body.

6. God created the very complex brain that governed David’s body.

7. God created the very complex sensory system that protected David’s body.

B. David said, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb…”

1. David said that God knitted him together in his mother’s womb.

2. It was not just the pre-programmed nature of DNA that just automatically formed David’s body.

3. It was not just the pre-programming of an ovum and a sperm that created David.

4. It was not “mother nature” that created David.

5. David said that God was the one who created David in his mother’s womb.

6. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

C. And what was true of David is true of each of us as well.

1. God created each of us in our mother’s wombs.

2. Perhaps you’ve seen pictures of the wondrous little ones in the womb.


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