One of the truths of Scripture is that life is valuable. “Valuable” really isn’t a strong enough word. Many use the phrase “The Sanctity of Life,” to demonstrate just how significant it is that man is created in the image of God. The Westminster Shorter Catechism in question 10 asks, “How did God create man?” The answer given is, “God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.” Men, women, and children bear the image of God. Certainly the image was marred at the fall of man, but nonetheless, mankind is still created in the image of God and we exist as His image bearers.
That is what makes the sixth commandment, “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13), of such importance. To murder another person is to assault and seek to destroy the image of God in man. But as our Savior tells us in Matthew 5:21-22, the command goes beyond the physical act of murder and gets down to the very intentions of the heart.
This Lord’s Day we will consider the sixth commandment and its application to our lives, and we will also consider what God has done to reconcile those guilty of breaking this commandment to Himself and to give life to His people in a world filled with death. Join us for worship this Lord’s Day at 9 AM at 9820 W Markham St (the sanctuary of Faith United Methodist Church). For more information, click here, or contact us. You can also watch the service on YouTube with a link posted to our Facebook page.