Sign-in Sheet - optional
Scriptures for Session 1
- Learn what the relationship between God and man is
according to the Bible
- Learn about the Federal laws that address the
termination of a woman's pregnancy
First half (17:02 minutes) of "A Matter of Choice" until Dr.
and Mrs. Wilkes finish their interview
Welcome everyone in attendance. Lead in an opening prayer.
The reasons that individuals have for taking this course will
vary widely. Depending on their reasons, they will be wondering
how much the course will be worth their time. After the welcome
and prayer if members of the class do not know one another well,
take a few minutes for them to introduce themselves. A good
discussion launcher (if your group is small) is to have each
member complete the following sentence: "I want to take this
If it is a large group, possibly just have each person
To encourage class members to be regular in their attendance
and to finish the course, show the many informative handouts
they will receive during the course and mention briefly the
topics you plan to cover. Try to convey to them the importance
of learning the difference between the Lord's view on the value
of a human life and the world's view and how we can become more
knowledgeable, communicate better, help save lives and help
our country and those we love have an understanding of
Introduction Of DVD "A Matter of
Although the film was produced in the early 80's, the facts are
still correct. In the film a newspaper reporter seeks out all
the facts - pro and con about abortion for a story. It is a
very complete handling of the subject. The first half of the
film shows pictures of aborted babies. If this bothers you, please close your
eyes during this segment.
Show First Half Of DVD
"A Matter of Choice"
for a total of
17:02 minutes stopping when Dr. and Mrs. Willke finish their
Invite responses and reactions to the video. Some questions to
- What feelings did the tape arouse in you?
What things did you learn?
- Did anything shock you?
- What are the differences between the Christian view on the
value of human life and the world's view?
Handout Student Handout #1 and assign members of the group
to look up and be prepared to read aloud the scriptures as the
class fills in the worksheet.
Now distribute and review Student Handout # 2 - U.S. Supreme Court
Decision - and possibly a brochure such as "America Must
Decide" that can be ordered. See samples in packet. Ask:
- Is abortion an attack on Christian ethics and morals (truth)?
- What abortions are now legal in our society? Especially note
Doe v. Bolton's exception for health of the mother which
opens the door to abortion on demand.
Anyone who reads the Bible knows that God has from the
beginning forbidden any individual person from taking away
another person's life. On the contrary, clearly in the Bible,
every person has been told to be kind, pity, help, care for, and
provide for the lives and welfare of any person whenever we come
across them in our daily lives, when they are helpless, injured,
sick, weak, needy, elderly or infants.
Preview with the class areas that will be covered in the next
Ask some to briefly tell just one thing they learned in this
Invite everyone to join hands in a circle.
Close in prayer.
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