Dear Friend of Life,
Do you want to know what makes Lutherans For Life (LFL) a unique and effective ministry? I invite you to listen to this high school student.
“This is what we need to hear,” he said after I spoke to his school during chapel. “We had someone talk to us about abortion a while back and he tried to shock us with gory pictures. That doesn’t work with us. This is what we need to hear.”
The “this” he referred to was a message about the God-given value of human life. God gives value to human life because His hands created every life in the womb. “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13 ESV). God gives value to every human life because the hands of Jesus stretched out on a cross and paid the price of redemption for every human life. “[Y]ou were bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:20a ESV). God gives value to every human life because He desires to call every life into an eternal relationship with Him. “This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV).
Created, redeemed, called—that’s where the value of life comes from!
Comments from Those Not So Wise
Do you want to know why there is such an urgent need for LFL to keep sharing the “this” in our congregations and schools? Read on ...
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Financial Planning Resources
James P. Schroeder is giving a portion of his time as a Christian Estate Planning Counselor for the LCMS Foundation to LFL. He is offering his services to help those who have connections to LFL develop their Lifetime Plan for Giving. There is no charge for his services and LFL pays his expenses. So if you or someone you know would like some help in the area of estate planning, please give contact Jim at 515.490.7371 or by e-mai: .
Estate Strategies for You and Your Family by Kay L. Meyer
Christian Preamble - Include a Statement of Faith In Your Will or Trust (LCMS Foundation)
5 Myths About Wills, and What You Should Do (USA Today)
Thank you for your ongoing and often sacrificial support of Lutherans For Life during 2010! Your prayers, volunteer efforts, and financial support allow Lutherans For Life to continue to Bring the Good News For Life to children, youth, and adults. You are examples of Christ’s love in action. Your partnership with Lutherans For Life is needed today more than ever before.