Posts Tagged ‘Mary’

Our Mothers?

Always wanting the best!

Mothering Sunday is about showing respect and honour for our parents, who have done their best for us? Not all family situations are perfect for many reasons and not all of have had a happy relationship with our mothers?

This time of the year is to show our appreciation, but it should be more than gifts but rather service to see how they are doing and what they really perhaps need from us?

Mary was the mother of Jesus and she was at times really worried for her son, but she did not always fully understand what the role of her Son was until after the event!

Matthew 1:18-24,   2:11,  13:55,  John 9:23,  19:25,  Acts 1:14,  Ephesians 6:1,  Colossians 3:20.

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For God loved….His. One.

He gave us His one and only Son.

This is the crux of the Christian message of hope and Eternity by believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus. God seeks each of us to have a personal relationship with Him, through His son Jesus and not any other way!

There is no mention in the New Testament of praying to Mary to intercede for us, in fact the New Testament makes it very clear that now Jesus has been revealed to the world He is our Intercessor!

In the Old Testament the Prophets had this prominent roles and many Christians misunderstand the scriptures to their peril. We are commanded to pray for each other and there are times that burdens may be carried, but we must not think we can side-line Jesus.

John 3:15-18,  Romans 8:15-16,  1 Timothy 2:1-2,  James 5:14-20.

Green and Orange. Part-Two.

Sectarianism and Orders.

How easy it has been for various orders based on segregation to take control to keep peoples divided over religion as an excuse. We see this also in many other religions, but why is it so prominant in Christianity.

Many issues covering religious practise from the Communion to confession to the status of the Virgin Mary continue to excuse Protestants to be discrimintary to Catholics! But many Orangemen as Freemasons and that order allows the worship of idols and immoral practise.

John 3:31-36, Habakkuk 1:12.

EASTER. Part-Three.

Jesus Family.

The family of Jesus were around Him at the cross and the resurrection, along with followers, new believers and the witnesses of the resurrection.

Mary His earthly mother and many female followers were near and far at the stake/tree, while on that Easter Sunday moring they were all rushing to find the empy tomb.

Matthew 27:55-56, 61, 28:3-6,  Mark 15:40, 47, 16:1-9,   Luke 24:1-10,  John 19:25, 20:1-11, 16, 18.

‘Christmas is coming. Part-Two.

Keeping Centred.

The centre of the Christmas story is Jesus, the perfect man born into human flesh. Born to a young virgin woman, who was in her year of betrothal to her husband. This is the way Jewish people still get married to their religious tradition. No sex before marriage.

Many people find it hard to accept the bible and the power of God manifest, but God allowed the Holy Spirit to overshadow Mary and in that miricale, the egg in her womb was fertilized and she concieved a perfect baby.  Luke 1:30-38, 35.

Mary was not the first woman in the bible to have a child, that came by the power of God. Sarah the wife of Abraham had Isaach in her old age. She was well beyond the age of human possible conception, then there was Hannah who beared Samuel from a desperate prayer to God.  Genesis 17:19, 21:1-3, 6-9,  1 Samuel 1:11,  17.

Today the world relies on science to prove God is wrong or we can do better than Him, we have Abortion and artificial insemination. A sort of give and take to suite our wants, but ultimately God is very much in control.

Christmas. Part-Four.

Jesus the Jewish Messiah and the Saviour of the world is now born. Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:6-7.

He was not a helpless babe, his mother the Virgin” went on to have other children with her husband Joseph. Jesus was circumcised eight days after His birth in that stable. Luke 2:21-24. He had to fulfill the conditions of Jewish Law, since he was their promised Messiah.

Many people say ‘why do the Jews, not believe? Some do believe, but meanwhile some Catholic’s rely on infant baptism, conformation and the traditions of the Church, and they continue on in pagan revelry. We need all to come to a personal relationship with Jesus and turn away form Sin. Acts 4:12, John 3:15-21. Romans 3:23, 6:23, 1 John 1:5-10.

Mary. Part-Three.

After the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph are told by the Angel to flee to Egypt. Traditionally we see the images of Mary on the donkey. but the reality is that only men rode donkeys, Mary would of followed on foot behind. Matthew 2:13-23.

These events occurred after the wise men had visited the Lord and presented their gifts from the east to Him. Jesus was a one year-old child by now. Matthew 2:1-12.

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