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Mary: Mother of the Messiah

““And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31, NASB95)

Gabriel’s astonishing announcement to an unknown Jewish girl in a backwater part of the Roman Empire, it is such an unexpected moment that even now, after 2000 years of Christian history, the reader is stunned at the moment that Mary realizes that she will be the one to bear the Messiah, Jesus means “Savior.” 108 more words


Assuming Mary

For those that have grown up in the Catholic faith, this feast is well known perhaps at times a bit too familiar. Do we stop and take the time to truly ponder the life of Mary as we celebrate this honor bestowed on a life well lived?

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Song of Hannah/Song of Grace

“Then Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.” (1 Samuel 2:1, NASB95) 296 more words

Mother’s Day Special: A Few Short “Pat Answers” to Common Protestant Questions about Mary

American Protestants are normally confused about Mary. Attention to Mary is more of a Catholic Christian endeavor, and therefore, non-Catholic Christians simply stay away from what their newer traditions believe are… 2,049 more words

Church Of Christ

The Annunciation

God has prepared very well for the coming of His Son. The Incarnation of the Word, Who exists from the very beginning (Jn 1:2), is shaped in a specific human context, bound by the limits of time and space. 632 more words


Turning "Family" on its Head

“Now his mother and brothers came to him, and they were not able to meet with him because of the crowd. And it was reported to him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside wanting to see you.” But he answered and said to them, “These are my mother and my brothers—the ones who hear the word of God and do it.” (Luke 8:19–21, LEB) 230 more words


The Church is HOLY

“The Church . . . is held, as a matter of faith, to be unfailingly holy. This is because Christ, the Son of God, who with the Father and the Spirit is hailed as ‘alone holy,’ loved the Church as his Bride, giving himself up for her so as to sanctify her; he joined her to himself as his body and endowed her with the gift of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.” The Church, then, is “the holy People of God,” and her members are called “saints.” 586 more words