Presentation on theme: "“The Call to Life” Pastor Joe Pursch Chinese Grace Bible Church Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Sunday, January 22, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
“The Call to Life” Pastor Joe Pursch Chinese Grace Bible Church Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Sunday, January 22, 2012
I. A Call to _______________ Confession
Psalm 127:3 (ESV) 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV) 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV) 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV) 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV) 16 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.
Genesis 1:26 (ESV) 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Jeremiah 1:4-5 (ESV) 4 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Jeremiah 1:4-5 (ESV) 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Luke 1:13-15 (ESV) 13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
Luke 1:13-15 (ESV) 14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,
Luke 1:13-15 (ESV) 15 for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
Luke 1:35-37 (ESV) 35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
Luke 1:35-37 (ESV) 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
Luke 1:35-37 (ESV) 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Luke 1:39-44 (ESV) 39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,
Luke 1:39-44 (ESV) 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
Luke 1:39-44 (ESV) 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
Luke 1:39-44 (ESV) 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Luke 1:39-44 (ESV) 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Luke 1:39-44 (ESV) 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
I. A Call to _______________ A. The confession that every human being is a Divine ____________ Confession Creation
I. A Call to _______________ A. The confession that every human being is a Divine ____________ B. The confession that every human being is an Eternal ________ Confession Creation Soul
II.A Call to _______________Comfort
Matthew 9:12-13 (ESV) 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
Matthew 9:12-13 (ESV) 13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Romans 8:1 (ESV) 1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
John 9:1-3 (ESV) 1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
John 9:1-3 (ESV) 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
John 9:1-3 (ESV) 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.
Corinthians 15:48-53 (ESV) 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.
Corinthians 15:48-53 (ESV) 49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
Corinthians 15:48-53 (ESV) 50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
Corinthians 15:48-53 (ESV) 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
Corinthians 15:48-53 (ESV) 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
Corinthians 15:48-53 (ESV) 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
II.A Call to _______________ A. Christ offers comfort for the _____________ Heart Comfort Burdened
II.A Call to _______________ A. Christ offers comfort for the _____________ Heart B. Christ offers comfort for the __________ Heart Comfort Burdened Broken
III.A Call to _______________ Conviction
James 4:2, 7-8 (ESV) 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
James 4:2, 7-8 (ESV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:2, 7-8 (ESV) 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Psalm 82:3-4 (ESV) 3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Psalm 82:3-4 (ESV) 4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Proverbs 24:11-12 (ESV) 11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
Proverbs 24:11-12 (ESV) 12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?
III.A Call to _______________ A. A conviction to stand against the ___________ Conviction World
III.A Call to _______________ A. A conviction to stand against the ___________ B. A conviction to stand for the _______ Conviction World Weak