Conversation Starters: Sanctity of Life

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Use these discussion starters to help foster a spiritual conversation with your family.

Are some lives more important than others? Our culture talks about valuing life, but the way the unborn, disabled, and elderly are treated by society sends a different message. Our worth is in Christ and every life is sacred. Psalm 139 points us to an all-knowing, all-loving God who values each one of us.

Concept: Sanctity of life


Mark 10:46-52

LIFE POINT: God sent Jesus to help people.

How did Jesus help Bartimaeus?

What can you do to help people who are sick?

LIVE IT OUT: Pray with your child for friends and others who are sick. Help him know that Jesus loves all people.


Matthew 9:18-31

LIFE POINT: Jesus can heal people.

How did Jesus help the woman who was sick?

How did Jesus help the young girl?

What should you do to help people who are sick?

LIVE IT OUT: Share with your child that while God might not choose to heal all illnesses, He could. We can know that Jesus can heal people. Help your child create a list of people you know who are ill. Choose one or two to encourage with a visit, card, or phone call.


Psalm 139:1-6,13-18

THE POINT: God values life and so should we.

How have you been impacted by sanctity of life issues?

Why are these issues so difficult to discuss sometimes?

Have a conversation around this quote:

“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.”1 —G. K. Chesterton

LIVE IT OUT: Help your student identify an elderly person in your church or family with whom he or she can have a conversation.

Go with your student and spend time with the person they have selected.

Pray for your student as he or she learns about difficult issues like abortion and the sanctity of life.

1. Gilbert Keith Chesterson, The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1987), 413.

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