At what point is a child developed in God’s image? Scripture indicates it is the point of conception. While politicians often debate pro-life laws based on the point of conception, Scripture reveals God’s view of life in its earliest words. Genesis one twenty-seven notes God created people in His image. This includes life from the point of creation, or what we call conception. The issue is not the timing at which life is sacred, but the fact that all human life is sacred from the moment of creation. Did you know a newly developing child’s heartbeat exists at just twenty-two days of development? This is before most women even know they are pregnant. We dare not turn a blind eye to those created in God’s image. Rather, God’s Word repeatedly highlights the value of human life. We are created on purpose and for His purposes.
Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 - The Pro-Life Series: Created in God's Image
January 18, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021 - America's Greatest Problems Series: Truth
March 5, 2021
This week, we've focused on America’s greatest problems, - pride, ungratefulness, turning God’s blessing to judgment, and broken families. But what’s America’s greatest problem? It’s not the economy or education. It’s the need for truth. All problems arise from the lack of knowing and living God’s truth. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Today, America is being destroyed, not by an opposing army, but from within. The ultimate hope for our nation is not found in government, but in God. As we discover His biblical answers to our problems, we can live in a way that is truly blessed. However, if we operate according to a humanistic and pragmatic worldview, we’ll only face increased judgment. Let’s commit together to change our nation, starting with a personal embracing of God’s truth.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - America's Greatest Problems Series: The Problem of Family
March 4, 2021
Nearly every family in America includes a story of brokenness – another major problem in America. An entire generation’s been damaged by rampant divorce, and fatherless homes. Over 40 percent of America’s children are born into a single parent household. It’s rare to find a stable, godly home. II Timothy 3 says a sign of the last days is disobedience to parents, marriage problems and other godlessness. Yet we’re not without hope. Scripture encourages us to recognize God as our Father. Each of us, with God’s help start anew. Regardless of your past, you can change the future through a faithful marriage and as a godly parent. We need the Lord’s strength to lead well in our family, but it’s not impossible. This is one problem that can be fixed if we pursue God’s plan for the family in God’s way.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - America's Greatest Problems Series: The Problem of Blessings to Judgment
March 3, 2021
Another problem confronting America is God’s judgment. Any time a nation rejects God’s Word and spurns His ways, blessings stop and judgment starts! In Israel of old, God blessed the land with prosperity, good weather, healthy families and security from the enemy. But when they forsook the Lord, presumed upon God’s blessings, became ungrateful and lifted up their hearts in pride, God stopped His blessings and started Judgment. Sound like America today? Despite God’s desire to pour out blessing, because of His justice, He must send judgment upon those who disobey. As you consider your own life, are you presuming on His blessings? Are you walking in obedience which brings blessing or walking in pride and ungratefulness which will bring more judgment? His blessing should be desired more than any other pleasure in this life.