by Pastor Erik Eskelund
"...Today would have been Laura's first Mothers' Day....
"...In the days and weeks following Laura's death, I wondered how many times I may have postponed speaking the truth in an attempt to first be loving. Call it tact, call it being 'winsome' or shrewd, but is it perhaps a misunderstanding of the severity of consequences and the power of prevention? It may be that I have not equated warning with love. Discipline with love. Boundaries with love. The answer, 'No!' with love.
"Since Laura's death, I have become much more bold....
Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Texas, preached on the subject of abortion late last month as part of an on-going sermon series on prayer.
"I don't believe this is a political issue," Chandler says to the multi-campus Village Church before launching into his sermon. "I believe this is a scientific issue and a deeply theological issue. I'm not trying to make political statements."
"It is the murder of a human being. I'm going to have to say it. I'm going to show it to you in the Word. I want to prove it to you with science. I want to just lay it before you and say abortion is murder. It's a holocaust like the world has yet to see," he adds.
Chandler then notes the tens of millions of deaths attributed to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and Germany's Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler.
"The United States since Roe v. Wade, not globally but the United States, has blown past both of those brothers and have made them look angelic as we have slaughtered wholesale 55 million little boys and little girls."
He adds, "I gotta say that. If I don't say that, then all the things that the secular world says about megachurch pastors become true about me: that I want you to like me, and I want your money, and I want to be famous and I want… I'm far more afraid of God than I am of you."
But "I am no fool," says Chandler. "There are murderers among us.
"At the same time that I prophetically and boldly and courageously say, 'Abortion is murder,' I also need to step into this space knowing we are guilty of it. Many of us are guilty of it. Maybe we weren't the ones who had the abortion. Maybe we coerced and pressed somebody to have the abortion or just paid for the abortion. I need to say to you…listen to me…where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more."Read more at ChristianPost.com
The Black Robe Regiment
The Black Robed Regiment was the name that the British placed on the courageous and patriotic American clergy during the Founding Era (a backhanded reference to the black robes they wore). Significantly, the British blamed the Black Regiment for American Independence, and rightfully so, for modern historians have documented that:
There is not a right asserted in the Declaration of Independence which had not been discussed by the New England clergy before 1763.
Life Is Sacred – Sermon Outline from Focus on the Family - Heartbeat
A Pastor Speaks About Abortion – H.B. London, Jr. - Vice President, Pastoral Ministries, Focus on the Family.
Abortion, Race, Gender, and Christ by John Piper, Pastor - Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN - MP3 Audio
Other John Piper sermons - Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist
Signs of the Times – Silent Preachers and the Abortion Holocaust - Dr. R.L. Hymers, Jr. Baptist Tabernacle - Los Angeles
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission | Citizenship-Southern Baptist Convention - put abortion sermons in the search box - also has pro-life news
"The Sacredness of Human Life" Genesis 1:24-31 Dr. Rich Boerckel Senior Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church - Peoria, IL - MP3 Audio - a bit long but good material
Pro Life Pastor Essay: Pastor Laurence White - always a good job
Listen to Audio Lawrence White, given at CCCH 1-18-2013
Why I Am Pro-Life — A Pro-life vs. Pro-choice Testimony by Pastor Jim Feeney, Ph.D.
Time is of The Essence - Essay by Rev. Donald L. Blasing
Rev Michael Danner Associate Pastor of Metamora Mennonite Church of Metamora, IL - a good starter
“Sermon: What the Bible Says About Abortion” - Steve Cole - extensive and good
Pro Life Pastor Essay: Rev. Richard Schwartz - a good starter based on Psalm 139
Pro Life Pastor Essay: Rev Mark J. Henninger - short and good
Pro Life Pastor Sermons/Essays - by Rev Mark J. Henninger - short and good
Pro Life Sermon: The Difference Between God And gods - Henninger - o.k.
Pro Life Sermon: How To Handle Modern-Day Herods - Henninger - long, o.k.
Pro Life Sermon: The Sanctity Of Human Life - Henninger - long and very good
Pro Life Sermon: Choosing Life - Henninger
Pro Life Sermon: The Hope Of Our Sure Victory - Henninger
Why Do We Do This? - Fighting Against Abortion - Henninger
Choose Life - by Fr. Earle Fox, St. Luke's REC - The Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) is now joined with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA)
The Body of Christ in a Sacramental World - F. Earle Fox St Luke's REC, Santa Ana, CA - Anglican Communion
The Church Militant vs. a Renegade Government - F. Earle Fox
Our Sacramental Nature - F. Earle Fox
The Obligations of Catholics and the Rights of Unborn Children - Most Reverend John J. Myers
The Pain of Abortion - Father William Miller I.C.
Cause For Hope - Rev Richard Soseman
The Economics Of Abortion - Father Jerome Pilon
Pro Life Reflections At Christmas Time - Rev. J. Mark Williams
25th Anniversary of Roe vs Wade - Father Joseph Mary
Violence: The Fruit of Abortion (Columbine High School, Littleton Colorado) - Fr. Bowan Schmitt
America Is In Serious Trouble - Rev. Charles M. Klamut
Stand Up For Life - Fr. Jeff J. Windy, St. Mark Catholic Church
Rachel's Vineyard Retreat: The Beginning of True Healing - Rev. John M. Verrier, Pastor of St.. Joseph's Parish, Brimfield, IL and Pastor of St. James's Parish, Williamsfield, IL
Black Robed Preachers from the Founding Era covered current issues of the day from a Biblical perspective. View a number of the different sermons preached on topics that we rarely see covered today.
Priests for Life - Pro-Life Healthcare Talking Points
Students For Life - Abortion Facts
True Life Abortion Stories – Physicians for Life and other information