Three Sermons on the Tragedy of Abortion

On the third Sunday of each January, John Piper preaches a sermon on abortion, exposing the injustice and providing a biblical defense for the sanctity of human life.

Here are three notable sermons you might consider listening to and passing on to others:

Abortion: You Desire and Do Not Have, So You Kill (1987)

  • In this sermon John Piper answers three foundational questions regarding abortion: What is happening? Why is it happening? What should our response be?

Abortion, Race, Gender, and Christ (2005)

  • In this sermon John Piper connects the millions of abortions around the world to the outworking of sexism and racism.

The Baby in My Womb Leaped for Joy (2009)

  • At one point in this sermon John Piper addresses President Obama about pro-choice legislation and prays "[M]ay God grant that there arises in your heart an amazed and happy reverence for the beginning of every human life."

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For more on this subject, see R. C. Sproul's book Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, 2nd edition, (Lake Mary: Reformation Trust, 2010).

Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Melissa, and their four children, and is the co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.