Sanctity of Human Life


Life Group Questions

1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas that you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?

2. Take some time to read about abortion statistics for the U.S. and the world in general. What strikes you most about these statistics? Do you think we have a personal responsibility to respond to this situation? What can we do? What should you do?

3. Read Genesis 1 and describe the purpose of plant life. How does the writer of Genesis describe the “life” possessed by plants? How should we respond to people that say plants have “life” like the rest of creation? How should we respond to people who claim that the earth is “alive”? Is it alive? Is it okay to call the earth “Mother Earth” since things sprout forth from it? (cf. Genesis 1:11, 30)

4. Describe the life possessed by animals made to occupy the sea, land and air. Do animals have the same degree of life as humans? For what purpose were animals made. Are animals equal in importance to humans? Did Jesus die equally for animals as He did for humans? Explain. (cf. Genesis 1:20-28; 3:21; 9:3; Matthew 6:26)

5. Based on Genesis 1 & 2, what is unique about the creation of man? What personal characteristic does man share with God? Describe man’s relationship to creation. What does it mean that man is given dominion over the animals? Does man still have a responsibility to respect and regard creation? Explain.

6. Describe God’s concern for unborn humans (e.g., Exodus 21:22). Do you believe God is concerned about the unborn? Why or why not? Do you believe that an unborn baby should be considered a person? At what point and why?

7. Is it correct to say that human babies are formed and made by God (cf. Psalm 100:1-3; 139:13-16)? Is God involved in every human baby’s formation or just some? Why might it be incorrect to say or think that human development in the womb is strictly a human or maternal matter?

8. Read the following passages: Jeremiah 1:4-5; Isaiah 49:1; Luke 1:39-44. What does it mean that God foreknew the individuals in these passages? Do you think God foreknew you before birth? Explain. List a few important observations about John the Baptist while he was still in the womb.

by Terry Beatty
/  Lead Teacher and Ministry Vision

Macedonia Baptist Church
10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540
(919) 567-3460


Macedonia Baptist Church
10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540
(919) 567-3460


Macedonia Baptist Church   /   10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540   /   (919) 567-3460