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Life is Sacred

Scriptures Referenced: (Psalm 139:1-18, Jeremiah 1:5, Genesis 1:27, Exodus 21:22, Proverbs 24:11)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, January 26, 2020



About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

Psalm 139:1-18

1O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. (KJV)

Jeremiah 1:5

5Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. (KJV)

Genesis 1:27

27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (KJV)

Exodus 21:22

22If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. (KJV)

Proverbs 24:11

11If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; (KJV)

Notes:

Life is Sacred!
Psalm 139:1-18
1. We affirm that every life is sacred - born, and unborn, because God has that life. (Verses 13 & 16)

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you born I set you apart…”

Because we are all created in the of God (Genesis 1:27), every one of us has incredible worth, beauty and dignity.

*God’s law, Exodus 21:22, declares value to the un-born, and condemns injury to them! Abortion is wrong!

2. We stand for _______ and are winning this battle one heart at a time! Proverbs 24:11

Seven steps we can take if we really want to be pro-life.
1. It is time we fast and pray for America.
2. We need to speak out in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. We need to reach out with a message of love to the women who have had abortions.
4. We need to take our pro-life convictions into the voting booth.
5. We need to support those who are on the right side of this issue.
6. We need to get down to the root of the problem.
7. We must do whatever we can to protect our children