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Life Sunday: Celebrating miracle.

Life Sunday: Celebrating miracle.

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    • Life is PRECIOUS… Psalm 8:1-9 Sonny Naz/Pastor 4 May 2008
    • “… created in the image of God…” (Gen 1:26-27)
    • Do we treat people like “resources” or “image bearers of God” ?
    • During your life….
    • You’ll drink 15,000 gallons of water During your life…
    • Your heart will beat 2.5 billion times During your life…
    • You’ll take enough steps to walk all around the earth twice . During your life…
    • Did you know? Your nose knows 50,000 different scents….
    • Did you know? Your body has 62,000 miles of blood vessels…
    • Did you know? Your scalp has 100,000 hairs… Some people more than others….
    • Did you know? Your eye can distinguish 500 shades of just the color grey…
    • Did you know? Your body will produce 300 billion new cells today…
    • Did you know? You use 200 muscles to take 1 step…
    • Did you know? You’ll spend two weeks of your life kissing…
    • Did you know? A baby is, pound for pound stronger than an ox…
    • Did you know? You’re born with your left lung smaller than your right … to make room for your heart…
    • Did you know? “ Within 5 months an unborn baby can smile , frown , suck its thumb , and recognize its mother’s voice ”
    • Did you know? “ You” were the result of the 1 sperm out of 500 million to find the egg .
    • Do you really think that you aren’t… Special? Extraordinary? Blessed ? Beautiful? Loved?
    • Every life is a miracle…
    • You are a miracle…
    • A. Life is precious because… 1. We bear the image of God (Gen 1:26-27)
    • A. Life is precious because… 1. We bear the image of God (Gen 1:26-27) 2. We are valuable as God’s handiwork (Psalm 8)
    • B. How can we make life more valuable? 1. We should value life by being slow to anger (Prov. 14:29)
    • B. How can we make life more valuable? 1. We should value life by being slow to anger (Prov. 14:29) 2. We should be kind to one another (Eph 4:31-32)
    • We should be kind to one another (Eph 4:31-32)… Believers are to get rid of six vices: 1. Bitterness 2. Rage 3. Anger 4. Brawling 5. Slander 6. Malice
    • We should be kind to one another (Eph 4:31-32)… Three positive commands: 1. Be kind 2. Be compassionate 3. Be forgiving
    • The reason for these positive commands is that in Christ God is kind ( Eph 2:7 ), compassionate ( Mark 1:41 ) and gracious ( Rom 8:32 ) to believers.
    • B. How can we make life more valuable? 1. We should value life by being slow to anger (Prov. 14:29) 2. We should be kind to one another (Eph 4:31-32) 3. We should defend the afflicted and the needy (Prov. 31:9)
    • B. How can we make life more valuable? 1. We should value life by being slow to anger (Prov. 14:29) 2. We should be kind to one another (Eph 4:31-32) 3. We should defend the afflicted and the needy (Prov. 31:9) 4. We should bear one another’s burden (Gal 6:2-3)
    • FINAL THOUGHT: Life is precious . Life is a miracle . You are a miracle.   “ Therefore, treat every person as a miracle not as a ‘resources’ to be used , used up and cast away but as God’s image bearers .”