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1 Exodus 20:13 You Shall Not Kill

2 John Wyatt (1998) Matters of Life and Death

3 The Realm of Application Accidents Grievances / Retaliation War (Pacifism) Abortion Genetic Technology Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Suicide

4 Created by God Job 10: 8-12 In the likeness of God Genesis 1:26-27 In relationship with God and with one another Mark 12:29-31

5 Dependency on God In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10 All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. Psalm 104:27

6 Psalm 139 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.

7 Psalm 139 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.

8 Dependency on God Psalm 104 and Job 12:10 Psalm 139 Boundaries Direction

9 Future in God 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Colossians For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8

10 Future in God 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. Romans 8

11 Jesus: God and Man Born Lived Related Died Raised Ascended

12 A Biblical Approach to difficult issues – John Wyatt (1998) Matters of Life and Death Wonder Psalm 8:5 Respect Proverbs 14:31 Empathy Mark 12:29-31 Protection Genesis 9:16

13 “Raca” Matthew 5:22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.


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