A Word from Pastor Scott
Sunday March 17, 2019

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.  Psalm 139:13-14

We’re looking at the fact that “Life Matters” in this new series. By that we mean that every human life, from conception to natural death, matters to God and should matter to us. Each person you meet is someone who has been made in the image of God and thus has great value to God. All must be treated with dignity and respect and protected from harm. And while you might think that’s a simple truth that everyone would agree with, the fact is many do not! We live in an age where many now believe that those who are unwanted or inconvenient can be disposed of – the inconvenient child by abortion, the person who is inconvenient through illness or age, by euthanasia. And the question we need to ask is, why? Why this clash of viewpoints? Why this raging conflict in our culture between those who value life and see abortion as murder, and those who dismiss it as “a woman’s health issue.”

Once again it comes back to the issue of worldview. How do you see the world? Do you start with God and His Word? Or do you start with yourself and your inner feelings? What do you think a human being is? How you answer that question will determine how you see these issues. For example, if you think people are nothing more than biological machines that have evolved through time, what do you do with machines? You use them! Machines have no value other than their usefulness. So if people are just machines, you can use them! And when you’re done with them and they’re no longer useful, you can throw them away. That’s what you do with machines. But, if people are image bearers of the living God, loved by Him and valuable to Him and if we will be judged based on how we treat his image bearers, that changes everything! This morning we want to look at the difference between these two views and why it matters.

May we understand and celebrate the value of each life made by God!

Pastor Scott Lee