Presentation on theme: "FRESH START “…Then the Lord God formed…man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living."— Presentation transcript:
“…Then the Lord God formed…man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being…” (Genesis 2:7).
Why according to the Centers for Disease Control and the Guttmacher Institute, since the legalization of abortion in 1973, there have been over 54,500,000 abortions in the U.S., translating into more than 3,300 abortions daily or 137 abortions every hour.
“Rescue the perishing; don’t hesitate to step in and help. If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,” will that get you off the hook? Some one is watching you closely, you know, someone not impressed with weak excuses.” (Proverbs 24:11-12, The Message).
Determine Without Apology, When Life Begins.
O God, “…you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb…your eyes saw my unformed body…” (Psalm 139:13; 15, emphasis added).
Why in Judges 13 when God’s angel appears to the wife of the Man of Zorah -- the angel declares: “you are sterile and childless, but you are going to conceive and have a son…” (Judges 13:3).
“Never call yourself a loser, for you’ve already beaten impossible odds!” - Tony Campolo
Confess Our Need To ‘Be God, To ‘Take Matters Into Our Own Hands.’
“…Everyday of my life was recorded in [God’s] book. Every moment was laid out [according to God’s sovereign plan] before a single day had passed…” (Psalm 139:16, NLT).
Yield To God, Supporting The Sanctity of Life, Even During The Craziness Of Life.
“I praise you [O, God], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made [all of us, are fearfully and wonderfully made, whether just conceived, young, old, or somewhere in between. And so] wonderful are your works [O God] -- my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14; ESV, emphasis added).
1) Offer support directing a mom or dad to a support group or agency like CareNet; 2) Lift-up the option of adoption; currently there are 15 infant adoptions in the United States for every 1,000 abortions, yet the National Council for Adoption notes there are “hundreds of thousands of families are now available to adopt”
3) Love unconditionally; God never aborts us, His love never lets go, thus our love must never let go; never let go!
Claim your fresh start -- your new identity! For You Are Not Unwanted -- But Prosperous – Beautiful – Good – Very Tough!
For “…you created my inmost being [O God] -- you knit me together in my mother’s womb…your eyes saw my unformed body…” (Psalm ; 15).
For it’s true: in the beginning “…the Lord God formed…man from the dust of the ground -- and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life -- and the man became a living being…” (Genesis 2:7).
Each of us are “…fearfully and wonderfully made…” (Psalm 139:14)