A distinctively reformed and presbyterian voice for life​​​​​​​
A PPL blog post by Marie Bowen
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13:34
I’ve heard many sermons on Maundy Thursdays. Themes usually focus on preparation for death and separation or the theme of servant leadership revealed by Jesus’ action in washing the feet of his disciples. This year my pastor, Rev. Dirk Lesnett, began by defining “Maundy” as from the root word “command” or “mandate.” His sermon theme was love, specifically, to “love one another.”
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In the news
Preemie completely “hanged the world” in his brief life 
The story of Jack Sparrow, born at 24 weeks, by Dave Andrusko, LifeNews.com

Words hide the fact that human cloning is advancing, by Michael Wee, Witherspoon Institute.

Zika Timeline of eventsCenter for Bioethics and Human Dignity.

State legislation impacting life
Indiana Senate bill 404 protects minor girls and requires physicians to secure parental (or guardian/custodian) signature prior to performing an abortion on girls younger than 16.

The illustration at left is from a series of weekly worship images available from Presbyterians Pro-Life. The images are available in png and jpeg formats and as Powerpoint slides. You can download the pictures from our Facebook page or request the Powerpoint slides by email. The slideshow is an inspiring screensaver too!
Life Team Ministry
Resources for Congregations

May 5-6 Churches For Life leadership training in Bakersfield, CA 
Equip your church to champion life.

        Video introduction


Discovering Grace 
Check out PPL’s resources for developing abortion recovery ministry in your church.

PPL Chapter or Life Team meeting idea

How do some Christians defend advocating abortion?
For a PPL Chapter or Life team meeting assign members to read the articles below which expose arguments presented by those supporting abortion. Plan a discussion in your meeting to examine scripture and brainstorm together how to refute them.

Three recent articles by Micaiah Bilger of Lifenews.com expose the arguments.

Abortionist Says He Kills Babies in Abortions Out of Christian “Compassion” 

“Christian” Abortionist Claims Abortion is “Never Mentioned” in the Bible. But He’s Wrong.

5 Christian Women Defend Aborting Their Unborn Babies: We “Were Being More Faithful to God.

Russell Moore, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention holds the claims up to the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Who Would Jesus Abort? Confessions of a “Christian” Abortion Doctor.

Please continue to support PPL financially so that we can follow God’s call in strength with tools and personnel we need for the task.

Yours in Christ for life,

Marie Bowen
Executive Director


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