Chosen People Choose Life

Deuteronomy 30:11-20
The Chosen
“It was not because you were more in number than
any other people that the LORD set his love on you
and chose you, for you were the fewest of all
peoples, but it is because the LORD loves you and is
keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that
the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand
and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from
the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”
Deuteronomy 7:7-8 (ESV)
Old Testament People
“I’ve done this! I’ve chosen you and you
had nothing to do with it.”
Not chosen because they were special
 Special because they were chosen
New Testament People
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, a people for his own possession, that
you may proclaim the excellencies of him who
called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
1 Peter 2:9 (ESV)
Chosen People
Chosen in Christ before the foundation
of the world
 Chosen in Baptism
 On your way to heavenly glory
Chosen—What Does This Mean?
Live in the context of being chosen
 We make choices in that context
Is it going to be okay?
The Choice of Another “god”
Good or Evil
Life or Death
Blessing or Curse
The choice is to trust God
or turn away to other gods.
“But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear,
but are drawn away to worship other gods and
serve them …”
Deuteronomy 30:17 (ESV)
Death is the “god” of Choice
We choose death through…
 Abortion
 Destruction of human embryos
 Assisted suicide
Whatever we turn to for more
“good and help than God”
becomes our god.
32,000 affected by abortion decision
every day
Death does not relieve the burden
After the Abortion
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Terminal illness
euthanasia Chronic illness
“Termination of the patient
without specific request”
Death does not relieve the burden
Obsessed with Death
Legalization of abortion in 1973
Teen suicide
Child abuse
Children killing children
Death does not relieve the burden
The Choice to Trust in God
Since therefore the children share in flesh and
blood, he himself likewise partook of the same
things, that through death he might destroy the one
who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and
deliver all those who through fear of death were
subject to lifelong slavery.
Hebrews 2:14-15 (ESV)
…so that by the grace of God he might taste death
for everyone.
Hebrews 2:9b (ESV)
Choose Life
“For this commandment that I command you
today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is
not in heaven … Neither is it beyond the sea … But
the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in
your heart, so that you can do it.”
Deuteronomy 30:11-14 (ESV)
Trust God
Everyday Life
For Life
Choose Life!
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