1/24 MOSAIC – Sanctity of Human Life

SMALL PIECES / BIG PICTURE

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This Week’s Bible Readings  Jan. 18 – Jan. 24   Matthew 11-12

  • Where’s your space to read?
  • What’s your time to study?
  • What are the key words?
  • What was God saying to them?  What’s God saying to you?
  • What’s the Holy Spirit going to show throughout the day?
  • For what are you grateful?
  • For what are you concerned?
  • Who needs you today?

Next Week’s Bible Readings  Jan. 25 – Jan. 31  , Matt. 13-14

Title: “MOSAIC – Sanctity of Human Life”

Text: Lev. 17:11;  Mt. 22:37-39 ; Ps. 139;

IN A NUTSHELL 

The sanctity of life means that humanity is more sacred than the rest of creation. Human life is not holy in the same sense that God is holy. Only God is holy in and of Himself. Human life is only holy in the sense of being “set apart” from all other life created by God. The sanctity of life should motivate us to combat all forms of evil and injustice that are perpetuated against human life. Violence, abuse, oppression, human trafficking, as well as abortion and euthanasia and many other evils are also violations of the sanctity of life.

ICE BREAKER

Describe something in your home that is “set apart” for a very unique—rare use.  What is it? Can you see how that could be called “sanctified?”

HIS WORD

  1. How is the blood unique according to Lev. 17:11?  Is the uniqueness of blood just an Old Testament issue?  (Acts 15:20)
  2. What does the “Golden Rule” teach us about defining how we should treat other humans? Mt. 22:37-39
  3. What does Ps. 139 say about us humans? God’s view of human life?

YOUR WORLD

  1. How does government decide who/what should be regarded as “special” or protected? https://www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/listing.pdf

SMALL PIECES

  1. How has the devaluing of human life effected your everyday life? Does the younger generation see it getting better or worse?

BIG PICTURE

  1. How does God view the underprivileged in this world?https://dougdelp.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/scriptures-concerning-poor-2.pdf

 Online Resources:

  1. CARE Sheet – 1416MosaicCAREsheet
  2. Worldview comparison chart
  3. Life Network of Central Missouri
  4. Missouri Right to Life
  5. Focus on the Family “Sanctity of Human Life Guide
  6. Defining what is an Endangered Species
  7. 2016 MOSAIC series and Bible Readings
  8. Inspired Evidence – a good devotion book for 2016
  9. Timber Lake Christian Church Website
  10. Timber Lake Live! (simulcast)
  11. Timber Lake’s past videos (Vimeo)