Bible Study: Issues of Life and Death

Issues of life and death are often consumed with discussions and decisions involved with making correct medical decisions near the end of life. Amidst the confusion of tube feeding, ventilators, dialysis and a host of other medical care mechanisms we often overlook our first and perhaps greatest application of Biblical life principles. Consider what you can do beyond making decisions about medical care. Consider what you can do on a daily basis to sustain life.

Read: Philippians 2:3-5

Question: How are we to feel about others?

Question: In what ways can we show this in the way we live?

Read: 1 Timothy 5:8

Question: What responsibility do we have for our families?

Question: What are some ways we fulfill this responsibility when it comes to medical problems?

Read: Galatians 6:10

Question: What responsibility do we have for those outside of our families?

Question: Who are those that make up “the family of believers”?

Question: In what ways do we care for the “family of believers”?

Question: In what ways do we do good for all people?

Read: 2 Samuel 4:4; 9:6-13

Question: What health problem did Mephibosheth have?

Question: How did David care for him?

Read: Matthew 25:35-36,40

Question: How do people show love to God?

Question: What would God have us to do for the ailing, troubled and disabled?


Dear Father in Heaven, move us to care for human life as stewards who watch over your creation. Teach us to be loving, sacrificial and compassionate. May others see in us a reflection of your sacrifice and love. Bless our efforts so that in the end others might know your love, the salvation you have brought, and the certain hope of eternal life which rises above all earthly woes. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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