To Hell with retreat!

May 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

As a result of a recent conversation among Facebook friends about bold, pro-life preaching, I privately distributed a copy of the sermon I preached from Psalm 11 this past January on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday at McIlwain Presbyterian Church.  It seemed, especially in light of the just-announced Kermit Gosnell verdict, to post the entirety of that sermon here.  I know it it is long for a blog post—but I trust it is helpful in our advance together as the people of Christ.

Here we are again, marking another year past since Roe v. Wade.  It is 40 years now—40 years!—that the defenseless unborn have been offered upon the altar of “choice.”  Will the horrible tide of blood ever be stemmed apart from Jesus’ triumphant return in which all of his enemies will be destroyed?  I don’t know.

I do know that for years now the Christian community has been warning about the increasing coarseness of American culture—the rapid demise of virtues such as honor and respect, not simply for those in authority but for people in general—as the result of he decreasing sense of value of human life in general. « Read the rest of this entry »

A testimony of life

February 14, 2013 § 8 Comments

Every January, many evangelical churches use the “anniversary” of the tragic 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade to celebrate the sanctity of human life.  At least one Sunday that month is given to prayer, a special message and testimonies that touch on this critical moral issue.  Unfortunately, in most of these churches, when January ends, so does the pro-life emphasis until the next year. « Read the rest of this entry »

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