The Joshua Victor Theory

Whose Body Is It?

January 25, 2010

Sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:27

Sermon Talking Points:

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**The sermon today is adapted from a Life Sunday sermon from Lutheran’s for Life, by Rev. Mark Barz.

  1. Why is the statement “Who are we to judge another’s decision?” a fatally flawed statement from a logical point of view? What other immoral actions could be protected under this same logic? Abuse, slavery, theft, deviant behavior, drunk driving, etc.

  1. Considering over 50 million children have been killed by abortion in the last 37 years in the U.S. alone (not to mention worldwide!!), who might these lost children have been? What contributions of knowledge, love, joy, and friendship have been lost to society?

  1. Does the status of being dependent change the value of a human life? This logic extends to the infant outside the womb, to children, to the aged, to the infirm or disable. Dependence does not change the value of life. Even Jesus was dependent, humanly speaking, on his mother from conception through childhood.

  1. How does Scripture speak of unborn life? Psalm 22:9-10; 51:5; 71:6; Psalm 139; Jeremiah 1:4-10; Luke 1:15, 39-45; etc.

  1. Whose body is it? 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 12; Rom. 14:7-8; 2 Cor. 5:14-15

  1. How is the story of Jesus the ultimate “crisis pregnancy?” What did this body, the body of Christ accomplish for our redemption? How does that join us together in fellowship and concern for one another?

  1. What is the true source of peace and healing and forgiveness for those who’ve gone through abortion? How can we spread Christ’s mercy to them? Visit www.lutheransforlife.org for more resources

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