For the Least of These: Jesus Among the Vulnerable (Matthew 25:31-46)

You will find no command in Scripture to observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. The first time our country observed this day was in 1984 by the proclamation of then-President Ronald Reagan. While we find no command of this observance in Scripture, we do find themes of how God values the human life He created, for humans bear His image (Genesis 1:26-27) and are fearfully and wonderfully made in our mothers’ wombs (Psalm 139:13-14). So valuable and loved are we that God sent His Son Jesus into the world to rescue His image-bearers from their sin and brokenness. He also restored them to His meaning and purpose through the cross. Take time to read engage the Scriptures to go deeper into the text you heard from Sunday morning. Use this time to meet with others to help strengthen each other in the faith. Sanctity of (all) human life Sunday (and every day)!

Narrow Gospel, Expanded Box: ARBC Worship Ramp-Up (1.17.2021)

Good morning, everyone! I’m so grateful that we get to worship King Jesus this morning. This is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. In the midst of preparing for a sermon on Matthew 25:31-46, God led me to a passage in Mark 9. Our gospel needs to stay narrow (no adding or taking away from it), but our “box” needs to be expanding. Huh? Well, let’s talk about that.