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                 Congregational Bulletin Blurbs for January–December 2005
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January 2 “All of creation is about life. Every word God                     I. Lamb, Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life Quote
spoke in the beginning calling things into existence was for                 from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-
the purpose of sustaining and perpetuating life.” Rev. Dr.                   364-LIFE
James I. Lamb, Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life
Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org                     January 30 “Abortion is a great evil . . . laying siege to and
/ 888-364-LIFE                                                               attacking God and His Church. But, as with all such attacks,
                                                                             abortion provides opportunity for great faithfulness . . .
January 9 Regarding women who have had abortions, “While                     Abortion provides opportunities to share the truth about the
I might not understand the hurt you feel inside, I do                        God-given value of life. Abortion provides opportunity to
understand the forgiveness Jesus offers. He offers His blood to              proclaim a ‘peace’ that the world cannot have or understand. It
cover and cure all sins—all hurts—all pains—all guilt—all                    is peace with God through Jesus Christ. This peace reigns
burdens. Jesus invites you to have your burden lifted up to the              even in the midst of difficulties. This peace motivates making
cross, where He comes to give Life . . . Don’t allow the devil               good choices. This peace comforts when bad choices have
to work in your life by holding on to the sin and the guilt and              been made.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive Director,
the pain. Satan may want to see you suffer. Jesus does not!”                 Lutherans For Life A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
Rev. Paul E. Kaldahl, Jr., First English Lutheran Church,                    www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
Spencer, Iowa A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                      February 6 “The fetuses are alive at the time of the final
                                                                             delivery . . . Very, very frequently, we notice that [the heart] is
January 16 “In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court looked at the                    [beating].” LeRoy Carhart, an abortionist attempting to defend
slave, Dred Scott, and came up with the wrong decision,                      partial-birth abortion in a federal court by claiming that
declaring the slave as ‘property’ and not a ‘citizen’ under the              “nearly all” abortions after the first trimester are essentially
U.S. Constitution. The slave’s life was still protected. In 1973,            partial-birth. A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
the U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong again and handed down                    www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
decisions on abortion which declared ‘open season’ on unborn
children throughout the full nine months of pregnancy. After                 February 13 “Real love starts with a friendship. If a man and
44 million abortions, most people have not noticed that the                  a woman have nothing in common but a sexual desire, what
population descended from U.S. African slaves, comprising                    will be left of the relationship when the desire is gone?” Real
around 12% of the population, make up about 35% of the                       Love, Real Life brochure, available from Lutherans For Life A
abortion population. This means that more Americans of                       Life     Quote       from      Lutherans      For     Life    /
African descent have died in the abortion chambers than have                 www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
died in all the years of slavery and lynchings.” Dr. Mildred F.              Note: The brochure, Real Love, Real Life, is available from
                                                                             Lutherans For Life. Item #615T. $0.50 ea. plus S&H.
Jefferson, M.D., President, Right to Life Crusade, Inc. A Life
Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org
/ 888-364-LIFE                                                               February 20 “In one of Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 speeches
                                                                             there is a passage that pours cool scorn on those who claim to
January 23 “We who base our pro-life views on the Word of                    think that slavery is wrong, but ‘denounce all attempts to
God can take that one step further. It is whose we are that                  restrain it’: ‘You will not let us do a single thing as if it was
gives us value. God is the author of life and the giver of life.             wrong; there is no place where you will allow it to be even
We are His because He made us. We are His because He has                     called wrong! . . . We must not call it wrong in politics
“purchased and won us” through the once-upon-a-time                          because that is bringing morality into politics, and we must not
blastocyst, Jesus Christ. The baby “walking” in the womb is                  call it wrong in the pulpit because that is bringing politics into
someone created by God and redeemed by Jesus. But so is the                  religion.’ The abortion debate has followed a similar pattern.”
blastocyst who doesn’t have legs yet and the child who can’t                 Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor, National Review A Life
walk and the grandma who can’t remember.” Rev. Dr. James                     Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org
                                                                             / 888-364-LIFE
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                                                                              Greg Koukl, Founder and President, Stand to Reason A Life
February 27 “At the end of The Passion of the Christ we get                   Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org
a glimpse of Jesus after He has risen from the dead. To some                  / 888-364-LIFE
this scene spells ‘s-e-q-u-e-l’! But to us it spells ‘H-O-P-E’!
To us it spells ‘L-I-F-E’! To us it is our ‘M-E-S-S-A-G-E’!”                  April 10 “It’s one thing to want a healthy child. But it’s
Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive Director, Lutherans For                     another thing to refuse to let an unhealthy child see the light of
Life A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /                                   day. When we manipulate life in this way and diminish the
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                       humanity of the unborn, we become less human ourselves
                                                                              because we end up viewing life—all life, ours included—as a
March 6 “Abortion is a reflection that society has failed                     commodity that can be rejected by quality control.” Charles
women.” Patricia Heaton, Actress, Everybody Loves Raymond                     Colson, Chairman and Founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries
A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /                                        A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                       www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE

March 13 For women and men who are suffering from an                          April 17 “Contrary to the world’s perspective, men and
abortion decision, “What we can do is minister the truth that                 women (of any age) are not called to ‘sexual’ living, but holy
Jesus loves and ‘heals the brokenhearted and binds up their                   living. We were created in God’s image, not that of animals,
wounds’ (Psalm 147:3).” Grace Kern, Director, Word of                         and although the perfect image is flawed by sin, we are not
Hope, LFL’s post-abortion ministry, 888-217-8679 A Life                       held captive by sexual thoughts and desires. We are not
Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org                      destined to meet animalistic needs.” Real Love, Real Life
/ 888-364-LIFE                                                                brochure A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
                                                                              www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
March 20 – Palm Sunday “As God’s people today, we are                         Note: The brochure, Real Love, Real Life, is available from
                                                                              Lutherans For Life. Item #615T. $0.50 ea. plus S&H.
citizens of Heaven, not of this world. But we are to be good
citizens while here and let our influence be felt. Things do not
always go according to plan. But through faith, we know                       April 24 “With . . . abortion we say, in essence, ‘Isn’t it a
God’s plan. We know what He has done in Jesus to bring an                     shame to bring children into the world who haven’t got a
end to the burdens of sin and death. We know someday we                       chance?’ The only problem with that argument is that we’re
will be back to where we belong as citizens of Heaven.                        playing God when we think we know what that chance really
Therefore, we live in hope!” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb,                          will be.” Elizabeth Skoglund, Licensed Marriage and Family
Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life Quote from                      Therapist A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-                      www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
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                                                                              May 1 “The resurrection is our assurance of Christ’s presence
March 25 – Good Friday / Annunciation “A more precise                         with us in this life and our presence with Him in eternal life.
answer to the question of how God came into the world is ‘As                  Jesus ‘ascended into Heaven’ and He will ‘come again’ to
a zygote!’ A zygote is the name given to what human beings                    bring us new life! He ascended into Heaven to rule over all of
look like at the one-cell stage . . . In order to redeem us, Jesus            His creation. Things may seem out of control, but be assured
had to become just as we were except without sin (Hebrews                     Jesus is in control. He uses all events working them together
4:15). Jesus’ conception as a holy zygote attests to our                      for the good of His people and getting things ready for His
humanity from the moment of conception.” Rev. Dr. James I.                    glorious return when He will make all things new!” Rev. Dr.
Lamb, Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life Quote                     James I. Lamb, Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life
from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-                     Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org
364-LIFE                                                                      / 888-364-LIFE
Note: A brochure, The Annunciation and Abortion, is available
from Lutherans For Life. Item #202T. $0.25 ea. plus S&H.                      May 8 – Mother’s Day (Observed as “Life Sunday” in
                                                                              parts of Canada) “I want to thank the godly women of the
March 27 – Easter Sunday “The resurrection story of Easter                    Christian church for the faithful and loving witness you give
Sunday is pivotal to all that we believe in, not just for eternity            your children from day-to-day. Thank you for bringing your
but for now as well. We know that we are strangers here and                   sons/daughters to the house of the Lord so that they might be
that heaven is our home. We also know that the reason we are                  adopted into God’s family through Holy Baptism. Thank you
here is to serve God and share His message of life everlasting.               for placing the Word of God into their hands. Thank you for
We do that with an obedient life, a ready tongue, and a Christ-               singing Christian hymns and songs to them as you rock them
focused heart that faces all of life’s trials with confidence.                to sleep at night. Thank you for having the mind of Christ in
Even in the harshest of times, the Christian faith prevails.”                 yourself and humbling yourself in service to your children.
Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life                    Thank you for teaching them to pray by being a person of
Resources A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /                              prayer yourself. Thank you for molding your children into
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                       ‘little Christs’ by modeling his love and forgiveness in your
                                                                              life. Yes, Solomon’s words (Proverbs 31:29) are true of you
April 3 “If the unborn child is not a human person, no defense                women . . . you mothers of faith . . ., ‘Many women do noble
for abortion is necessary . . . But if the unborn child is a                  things, but you surpass them all.’” Rev. Dr. Glenn E.
human person, then no justification for abortion is adequate.”                Schaeffer, President, Lutherans For Life of Canada A Life
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Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org                      is president of the Ladies Aid. We limit the power of God
/ 888-364-LIFE                                                                when we think He can work in and through the second
                                                                              grandma but not the first. We challenge the will of God when
May 15 “Purity/chastity focuses on our identity as redeemed                   we take charge of when it is time for someone to die. Because
sons and daughters of God. Purity/chastity is the best way to:                of what He has done in Christ, we can be assured of His
avoid sexually transmitted diseases, prevent pregnancy,                       presence even in the darkest of times.” Rev. Dr. James I.
maintain moral values, build self-esteem.” Real Love, Real                    Lamb, Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life Quote
Life brochure A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /                          from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                       364-LIFE
Note: The brochure, Real Love, Real Life, is available from
Lutherans For Life. Item #615T. $0.50 ea. plus S&H.
                                                                              July 3 “Legalizing abortion actually alters the form of
                                                                              government we have . . . It abolishes the notion of a
May 22 “People need an understanding that the unborn child                    government that secures rights that are beyond its reach
is a living, functioning but immature human being who is                      (because they are given by the Creator), and establishes one in
exactly what they once were. That fact might help them                        which those rights are given and taken by government decree.
remember that no family can survive without new babies and                    That affects everything.” Father Frank Pavone, National
that no society that throws its babies away can endure.” Dr.                  Director, Priests for Life A Life Quote from Lutherans For
Mildred F. Jefferson, M.D., President, Right to Life Crusade,                 Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
Inc. A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                       July 10 “O most glorious God . . . Direct my thoughts, word
                                                                              and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the
May 29 – Memorial Day Weekend “When I think of                                Lamb, and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit . . . Daily frame
freedom . . . I often think of Martin Luther. In his famous                   me more and more into the likeness of thy Son, Jesus Christ . .
treatise, The Freedom of the Christian, Luther wrote, ‘A                      . Thou gavest thy Son to die for me, and has given me
Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none,              assurance of salvation . . .” George Washington A Life Quote
a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject               from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-
to every one.’” Dennis Di Mauro, President, Northern                          364-LIFE
Virginia LFL A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                       July 17 “Every child is a wonder child. ‘For You created my
                                                                              inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I
June 5 “The reality of problematic marriages, however, does                   praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your
not abdicate the essence of what marriage is. Jesus makes this                works are wonderful’ (Psalm 139:13-14). It is a true wonder
clear. ‘But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male                  that any of us are here. But it is no wonder to God.” Rev. Dr.
and female.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and                  James I. Lamb, Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life
mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one                 Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org
flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one” (Mark 10:6-8).                     / 888-364-LIFE
What God intended marriage to be in the beginning, He still
intends marriage to be.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive                    July 24 “As one woman who was conceived in rape put it, ‘It
Director, Lutherans For Life A Life Quote from Lutherans                      doesn’t matter how I began. What matters is who I will
For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                            become.’ Every child, regardless of how he or she began,
                                                                              regardless of state of development or state of health can be
June 12 “Only the active protection of unborn children by the                 used according to God’s purpose. It is no wonder to Him.”
rest of the human family can save humanity from extinction.”                  Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive Director, Lutherans For
Dr. Mildred F. Jefferson, M.D., President, Right to Life                      Life A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
Crusade, Inc. A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /                          www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
                                                                              July 31 “Surviving an abortion should not be seen as a
June 19 – Father’s Day “By profession I am a soldier and                      mistake but as an opportunity. It should bring home in the first
take great pride in that fact, but I am prouder, infinitely                   place that we should not be carrying out abortions in a
prouder, to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the            civilized society.” Society for the Protection of Unborn
father only builds, never destroys. The one has the                           Children, England A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
potentialities of death; the other embodies creations and life.               www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life
are mightier still.” General Douglas MacArthur A Life Quote                   August 7 “This line from Scriptures kept coming into my
from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-                     head: ‘For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
364-LIFE                                                                      world and lose his own soul?’” Tasha Danvers Smith, a British
                                                                              athlete who gave up the chance to try for Olympic gold in
June 26 “Every human life is a life purchased by the blood of                 2004 after she discovered she was pregnant. She had briefly
Jesus. Qualities may diminish but the value God gives to life                 considered having an abortion. A Life Quote from Lutherans
never does. The grandma in the nursing home who must wear                     For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
a diaper and no longer remembers her family is just as
valuable to God as the grandma who works in her garden and
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August 14 “Real love is NOT ‘soap opera love’—passionate                    and healing!” Grace Kern, Director, Word of Hope, LFL’s
and intense but selfish and temporary. It is NOT an “until                  post-abortion ministry, 888-217-8679 A Life Quote from
somebody ‘better’ comes along” kind of ‘love.’ Real love is                 Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-
God’s kind of love—‘Agape’ love. The kind of love that is a                 LIFE
forever love—protecting, trusting, and hopeful. It remains
forever, even when life is difficult.” Real Love, Real Life                 October 2 (Life Chain Sunday) “We need to be supportive of
brochure A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /                             pregnant women in our churches. We need to offer to make
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                     them a meal when the baby is born and share in their joy of
Note: The brochure, Real Love, Real Life, is available from                 this precious new arrival. We need to let them know that their
Lutherans For Life. Item #615T. $0.50 ea. plus S&H.
                                                                            children are a blessing to the entire church community.”
                                                                            Dennis Di Mauro, President, Northern Virigina LFL A Life
August 21 “People’s hearts have turned to ice in the name of                Quote from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org
choice.” Deb Lakamp, Secretary, LFL National Office,                        / 888-364-LIFE
commenting on the call by some for abortion on demand. A
Life    Quote    from       Lutherans      For      Life   /                October 9 (Thanksgiving Sunday) “We need to help with the
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE                                     unexpected pregnancies in our communities. We can do this
                                                                            by volunteering at our local pregnancy center, helping a
August 28 “Christians need to take the lead in educating                    woman with a ride to the doctor’s office, or simply being a
people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most                supportive ear to an unwed mother who just wants to share her
surely is. By going down the path we’re currently on, we                    difficulties.” Dennis Di Mauro, President, Northern Virigina
might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost             LFL A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /
of our own humanity.” Charles Colson, Chairman and                          www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
Founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries A Life Quote from
Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-                    October 16 “We need to speak out in defense of the unborn.
LIFE                                                                        We need to publicly praise good laws like ‘Laci and Conner’s
                                                                            Law’ (Unborn Victims of Violence Act) that are passed to
September 4 – Labor Day Weekend “Having the right                           help protect women and their children. We need to stop
attitude, you see, about family-related issues is crucial, and              avoiding conversations about pro-life topics, because these
there are encouraging signs that attitudes are improving. But               conversations can change the minds of others. And we need to
attitude isn’t everything. Historical patterns show that without            tell others who are contemplating abortion that God has
the foundation of a solid biblical worldview, attitudes can                 another and better plan for their unborn children.” Dennis Di
easily shift back and forth with the prevailing breezes.”                   Mauro, President, Northern Virigina LFL A Life Quote from
Charles Colson, Chairman and Founder, Prison Fellowship                     Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-
Ministries A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /                           LIFE
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
                                                                            October 23 “People of all ages need to be touched, but sexual
September 11 – Grandparents Day “I see . . . generational                   touching is reserved by God for the commitment of marriage.
faithfulness . . . Everywhere I travel, I see people standing at            God helps men and women keep their desires under control by
the wall in front of their homes. With materials for their work             reminding them that their bodies are ‘temples of the Holy
in one hand and the Sword of the Spirit in the other, daddies               Spirit who lives within you’ (1 Corinthians 6:19). What we do
are fathering and mommies are mothering; shepherds are                      with our bodies should bring glory, not to self, but to God!”
shepherding and teachers are teaching. We are all building                  Real Love, Real Life brochure A Life Quote from Lutherans
from the Cornerstone, Jesus Christ. The foundation is for                   For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
generations to come.” Linda D. Bartlett, former President,                  Note: The brochure, Real Love, Real Life, is available from
Lutherans For Life A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life /                   Lutherans For Life. Item #615T. $0.50 ea. plus S&H.
www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
                                                                            October 30/31 – Reformation “In all his [the Christian’s]
September 18 “How far you go in life depends on your being                  works he ought to entertain this view and look only to this
tender with the young, compassionate with the aged,                         object—that he may serve and be useful to others in all that he
sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and                 does; having nothing before his eyes but the necessities and
strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of                   the advantage of his neighbor.” Martin Luther A Life Quote
these.” George Washington Carver, American educator and                     from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-
innovator in the agricultural sciences A Life Quote from                    364-LIFE
Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-
LIFE                                                                        November 6 “So what can you do to make a difference in the
                                                                            area of life? Pray! Pray for our nation that a respect for life at
September 25 “Being forgiven by God does not mean you                       all stages and conditions may be restored. Pray for Christ’s
will instantly have all the answers and all painful memories                Church that she might be united in her message of life. Be
will be gone. It does mean we now have a way to resolve our                 informed! The issues are complicated. No one can keep up
problems—God’s way. If you draw on God’s power for your                     with them all. But organizations like Lutherans For Life try to
life, your anger and bitterness will eventually be replaced with            keep up with them for you. In their free quarterly journal,
love and peace. By proclaiming the truth we can bring hope                  LifeDate, they keep you informed and do so from a Biblical
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perspective. Give them a call. Be an example and a mentor.                 month, not even viable by today’s medical standards. And the
Teach and model the God-given value of life to your children               Lord Who was recognized by His Spirit-filled relatives was
and grandchildren. Take some action! Shining the Word of                   Himself an embryo, not yet large enough to be visible to the
Life into people’s lives is more than just saying words. We are            naked eye.” Michael Schwartz, Vice President for Government
called upon to be that light.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb,                     Relations for Concerned Women of America A Life Quote
Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life Quote from                   from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-
Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-                   364-LIFE
LIFE
                                                                           December 11 (Advent III) “The meeting of Mary and
November 13 “Whitewashing abortion leads the righteous—                    Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45) must have occurred within just a few
those Christians struggling in despair with an abortion                    days of the Annunciation, when Mary conceived by the power
decision—to be ‘disheartened.’ They never hear the cleansing               of the Holy Spirit. Yet this microscopically tiny embryo, this
blood of Jesus applied to their sin.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb,              ‘undifferentiated blob of protoplasm’ about the same age as
Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life Quote from                   the embryos who are destroyed in stem-cell experiments, was
Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-                   the Incarnate God, the eternal Son, of one essence with the
LIFE                                                                       Father.” Michael Schwartz, Vice President for Government
                                                                           Relations for Concerned Women of America A Life Quote
November 20 (Christ-The King Sunday) “Jesus, who was in                    from Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-
the beginning with God, came into our muck-and-mire life to                364-LIFE
bring us a new beginning. Everything He did was for this new
beginning, to bring us new life. The Word of Life was                      December 18 (Advent IV) “A Gospel (Luke 1:39-45) that
‘conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.’                introduces us to Jesus as an embryo-God and that depicts John
Why? To bring us new life!” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb,                        the fetus as rejoicing in the presence of his Lord leaves no
Executive Director, Lutherans For Life A Life Quote from                   room to doubt the humanity and the personhood of the unborn
Lutherans For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-                   child. There are some Christians, it is true, who are confused
LIFE                                                                       about whether the unborn are as completely human as the rest
                                                                           of us. If an embryo just a few days after conception can be
November 27 (Advent I) “Every child is a wonder child . . .                God, and a fetus prior to viability can rejoice in the presence
We should spend more time being like Zechariah’s neighbors                 of that God, then it is impossible to pretend that the Bible is in
[Luke 1] wondering, ‘What then is this child going to be?’ We              the slightest degree unclear about the matter.” Michael
should spend less time wondering, ‘What then is this child                 Schwartz, Vice President for Government Relations for
going to cost?’ or ‘What then is this child to do since I’m so             Concerned Women of America A Life Quote from Lutherans
young?’ or ‘What then is this child to do if disabled?’ or                 For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
‘What then is this child doing getting in the way of my
plans?’” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive Director,                       December 25 – Christmas Day “We confess it in our creed
Lutherans For Life                                                         every week: ‘conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the
                                                                           virgin Mary.’ The God of life gives the gift of life; indeed He
December 4 (Advent II) “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s                        gives life where there is no life. He creates it by His power. He
voice (Luke 1:39-45), ‘the infant leapt in her womb’ and                   sustains it by His Word. He conceives it by the power of the
Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out, ‘How does it            Holy Spirit. He is the God of life.” Rev. Andrew H. Bartelt,
happen that the mother of my Lord should come unto me?’                    Concordia Seminary, St. Louis A Life Quote from Lutherans
Except only for Mary His mother, the first person to recognize             For Life / www.lutheransforlife.org / 888-364-LIFE
Jesus as Lord was His unborn cousin John, a fetus in the sixth


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Lutherans For Life – Canada – c/o Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 220 Steel Street,
Barrie, On. L4M 2G9 705-728-3387 * Fax 705-728-7425
                          Email: Lutheransforlifecanada@yahoo.ca
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