For further thought and discussion:
1.What was helpful to you in this week’s sermon? What didn’t you understand?
2.What’s your earliest positive memory? When did you become aware that others welcomed your presence in their lives?
3.Read Mark 10:13-16. How were children viewed in the ancient world? How did Jesus revolutionize people’s view of children?
4.Read Genesis 25:23; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:5; John 1:3-5; 1 Corinthians 8:6. How do these passages impact our understanding of the origin of children, and life in the womb? How do passages such as Genesis 3:15 inform our understanding of life in the womb, and what it represents?
5.Read 1 Timothy 2:15. What point is Paul making about childbearing/child rearing? How does Paul’s historical context inform our understanding of this text? What implications does this have for how we view pregnancy and the presence of children in our lives?
6.How does the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) transform our understanding of “neighbors.” What implications might this have for how we view the unborn/crisis pregnancies?