In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday in January as the National Sanctity of Human Life Day. This designation continued with the presidents who followed Reagan. The third Sunday of January is upon us and LifeWay Christian Resources would like to help us think biblically about the sanctity of human life.
The sanctity of life is something we should think about everyday. In fact, everyone thinks about the sanctity of their own lives everyday without realizing it. Each of us subconsciously act in ways of self-preservation because our lives are important to us. Self-preservation actions include visiting the doctor and taking medicine to fight sickness and disease to hand washing and general cleanliness to wearing a seat-belts and driving the speed limit.
Generally speaking, people are all about keeping themselves safe and alive. But there are some among us who do not get to fight for their lives in this world because they never make it outside the womb.
The life of those babies inside the womb are just as sacred as yours life and mine. Therefore, to help us think biblically about the sanctity of life, LifeWay if offering online leader guides and personal study guides for the following studies.
- Bible Studies for Life adult lesson: “Every Life is Sacred” by Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, uses Psalm 139 to emphasize that God values life, and so should we.
- Explore the Bible adult lesson: “Value Every Life!” by Jerry Batson, retired professor and administrator from Beeson Divinity School, helps adults learn the value every human life as they study Psalm 139.
- The Gospel Project adult lesson: “Human Life: The Sacredness of Human Life” by Adam Harwood, professor of theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, examines verses in Genesis, Jeremiah and Acts to show every human life has inherent value.
LifeWay plans to make the Sanctity of Human Life lessons free in future years as well.
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