How you can be an advocate for life

January 16, 2019

Throughout Scripture, God demonstrates that He has a particular love for orphans. Psalm 68:5 tells us, “A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation.” The brother of Jesus Christ, James, informs his readers in his epistle that orphan care is a fruit of true religion.

As we celebrate Sanctity of Life Sunday, here are some resources that will equip you to serve God by serving “the least of these.”

Developing an orphan-care heart
“We have to think beyond adoption,” says Tony Merida, pastor of preaching and vision at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh. In this video, Merida, who has adopted five children with his wife, Kimberly, describes how there is more the church can do to fulfill its biblical charge to care for “the least of these.” Merida is also the author of the book Orphanology.

Resolution ‘On the Sanctity of Human Life’
Messengers at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Columbus, Ohio, adopted a resolution to “affirm the dignity and sanctity of human life at all stages of development, from conception to natural death.” Click here to read the full resolution.

How the Gospel Shapes the Sanctity of Life
In this free, downloadable e-book, Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), explains how the gospel is central to how we think through the sanctity of human life and is the reason that we speak for those who do not have a voice. Click here to get a free copy of the e-book.

Sanctity of human life video
ERLC President Russel Moore encourages believers to take a stand for every human life and shares how the gospel is central to the mission. In this video, Moore encourages Christians to “stand up for the power of life.” 

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday bulletin insert
The ERLC has developed a bulletin insert for you to print out and distribute this Sunday at church. Available in multiple formats, this insert contains graphics and a powerful story for your congregation. Download your free bulletin insert here.

Politics and the person: Why legislation matters for the pro-life cause
Many people shy away from politics because of a lack of understanding or disillusionment. But the political arena is important for many causes. At the ERLC’s 2018 Evangelicals for Life conference, Travis Wussow moderated a discussion between Tim Goeglein, Charles Camosy, Denise Harle and Shannon Royce about the pro-life movement in politics.

Focus on the Family
The sanctity of human life has long been a core tenet of Focus on the Family’s identity. Their website includes several resources related to the preborn, abortion, adoption, foster care, those with special needs and more.


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