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									Values that build
 Strong Families

  Let there be Life!
  1. The Value of Life

“You shall not murder” Ex 20:13

Genesis 1:26-27
 26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our
 image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the
 fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the
 livestock, over all the earth, and over all the
 creatures that move along the ground."
 27 So God created man in his own image,
      in the image of God he created him;
      male and female he created them.
1. The Value of Life

“…to murder is to take away someone’s
life. That, simply, is beyond our
authority...God is the only one authorized
to give life and to take life away” Jay John,
The Ten Commandments, pg 130-131
  1. The Value of Life

Some Questions about this
• Refers to the killing of human
  life only
• The Issue of War in the OT
  –   Complex
  –   Historical Setting
  –   Deuteronomy 20:10
  –   The OT in view of the NT
  –   A last resort

Just as God values life, we also actively value
  the life of every person.
 2. Anger Management

Quotes on Anger
• The fastest horse cannot catch a word
  spoken in anger. (Chinese Proverb)
• “To cut the root of anger is to wither the tree of human
  evil.” (Dallas Willard)
• Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. (B. Franklin)
• Angry cynical people die young. Men who score high
  for hostility on standard tests are four times more
  likely to die prematurely than men whose scores are
  low. (Bottom Line, quoted in Homemade)
   2. Anger Management

Quotes on Anger
• Getting angry can sometimes be like leaping
  into a wonderfully responsive sports car, gunning
  the motor, taking off at high speed and then
  discovering the brakes are out of order. (Maggie Scarg
  in New York Times Magazine)
• Speak when you are angry and you will make the
  best speech you will ever regret.
• You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
• Many a day has been saddened and darkened by an
  angry word.
2. Anger Management

Quotes on Anger
• "Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness
  forces you to grow beyond what you were."
• Over the long run, love’s power to forgive is
  stronger than hate’s power to get even.
2. Anger Management

Matt 5:21-22
 21"You have heard that it was said
 to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and
 anyone who murders will be subject to
 judgment.' 22But I tell you that anyone who
 is angry with his brother will be subject to
 judgment. Again, anyone who says to his
 brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the
 Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!'
 will be in danger of the fire of hell.
   2. Anger Management

Ephesians 4
  29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of
  your mouths, but only what is helpful for building
  others up according to their needs, that it may
  benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the
  Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for
  the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness,
  rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with
  every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate
  to one another, forgiving each other, just as in
  Christ God forgave you.
  2. Anger Management

• Stop, channel that anger towards God.
• Deal with disagreements as they occur.
• Avoid grudges and seek to live a life of
• Always seek the way of peace and love as God
  would have you to do.
• If anger management is an issue, then please
  get some help.
• Replace hatred, anger and bitterness with the
  compassion, love and forgiveness.
2. Anger Management

“Anyone can be angry – that is easy. But to be
angry with the right person, to the right degree,
at the right time, for the right purpose and in the
right way – that is not easy” Aristotle

          Just as God values life,
we also actively value the life of every person
3. The Societal Challenges

  “The literal meaning is ‘dying well’ but the term
  has come to mean the intentional medical
  termination of a person’s life” Jay John
  “Christianity teaches that life is valuable from the
  moment of conception and that the child in the
  womb expresses consciousness, pain and
                                              Jay John
 Just as God values life,
we also actively value the
   life of every person

John 10
  7Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am
  the gate for the sheep. 8All who ever came before me
  were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen
  to them. 9I am the gate; whoever enters through me will
  be saved. He will come in and go out, and find
  pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and
  destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have
  it to the full. 11"I am the good shepherd. The good
  shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
              Communion is a unique time for Christ
               followers to celebrate and remember
                          Jesus together.

             If you love Christ we invite you to join us
                in partaking of the bread and juice as
                     Jesus commanded us to do.
  The bread and juice represent the body and blood of
Christ sacrificially given for you. Allow them to speak to
    you of Christ's love and prayerfully renew your
               commitment to live for Him.
 We encourage you to thoughtfully and prayerfully eat
and drink in memory of Christ in your own time or as the
                     leader may direct.

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