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Matt Chandler: The Sanctity of Human Life

The Sanctity of Human Life

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade. Every year during Pursuit 21, the focus of this day is on fasting and prayer for the end of abortion.

Matt Chandler’s sermon, “The Sanctity of Human Life,” is a must-watch message.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to see it, I believe it will encourage you greatly in your prayers and efforts on behalf of the unborn.

Excerpt

 

Complete Sermon

 

Your Response

In America, we have lost over 57 million lives to legal abortion. Nearly 3000 preborn babies are murdered every day through abortion—over 1 million each year.

Do you think you will one day regret having not been more involved in the movement to end the slaughter and genocide of over 57 million lives?

In the complete sermon, Matt says:

I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but it seems like because science is so on our side on this, it will only be a matter of time until Roe v. Wade has to be overturned. With that said, God has almost always accomplished social change through the outcry of his people who are against the world for the sake of the world. I think there are these defining moments of history that, as we look back on history, we kind of wish we could have been there. We wish we would have fought alongside, right?

I look at my own bloodline. I look at my family. I look back historically speaking. Let me just be straight. Where were they when Jim Crow was happening? What were they doing? When the oppression and justice that rested so heavily on African Americans in this country, particularly in the South, was occurring, my family, who are Southerners…what were they doing? I don’t quite know the answer to that question. I know there’s no one in my family who marched with King. I don’t know what they were doing.

To give them the benefit of the doubt, maybe they were in their rooms weeping before the Lord, pleading for him to move. There are idiots everywhere. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone now who is a 40- to 50-year-old Anglo man or woman who doesn’t look back on the Civil Rights Movement and think their parents and grandparents who actively persecuted African Americans weren’t buffoons and are somewhat embarrassed.

I’m just telling you, 40 years from now, our grandbabies are going to think we were barbaric. They’re going to wonder what we were doing and how we could have just sat by and done nothing, how we just sat on the sidelines and refused to engage. Let’s answer the question…How do we engage? I have four things.

(Excerpt begins at 33:33 in the sermon.)

For more scripture and a prayer for the nation, see this post.

Question: How did this sermon affect your passion to pray for the end of abortion and your willingness to become involved?

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One Response to “Matt Chandler: The Sanctity of Human Life”

  1. Barbara says:

    Wow. So convicting. I wish it was" required" listening!

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