Bible Study: Jan. 20, 2019
NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
This week's Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies For Life curriculum.
Bible Passages: Exodus 1:16-17, Exodus 1:22-2:9
-- When have you gone to great lengths to protect something of value?
-- What are some ways our culture devalues life?
-- What are the risks involved in standing up for those who can't protect themselves?
-- What steps can we take to protect those who cannot protect themselves?
Food for Thought:
Over 17 years have passed since 9/11, but those old enough to remember that day in 2001 can still tell you exactly where they were when they heard or saw the events occur. We watched, numb with shock as reports showed two planes flying into the World Trade Center, one plane flying into the Pentagon, and another plane crashing into a field in Pennsylvania. The total estimated death toll was nearly 3,000 people.
As difficult as it is to comprehend, a greater tragedy in magnitude occurs every single day in America. More than 3,000 unborn babies are killed by abortion in our nation every day. Since Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973, over 60 million babies have died -- the equivalent of 20,000 9/11 attacks.
Society may have generally accepted abortion on demand, but culture does not have the final say. Whether it is an unborn baby, a child with physical or mental challenges, or an elderly person, God sees a human being He loves deeply and created to bear His image. We should understand that God places a high value on life, and we are to protect and preserve His gift of life. Two women who lived in the harshest of times did just that, and God blessed them.
Bible Studies for Life
Bible Studies for Life connects the Bible to life for adults, students and kids. Bible Studies for Life helps individuals and groups know God's Word through trustworthy content, creates biblical community through engaging and conversational group studies, and helps people engage the culture missionally by unpacking what the Bible says about real-life issues. More information can be found on the Internet at www.biblestudiesforlife.com.
Other ongoing Bible study options for all ages offered by LifeWay can be found at LifeWay.com/SundaySchool or ordered at LifeWay Christian Stores.