Posts Tagged ‘Son’

For God so loved…His. Two.

A New start for Us?

God gave us His one and only Son Jesus to take our places in the redemption of sins. God has chosen us for Eternal life, not because we deserve it from anything that we have done, but rather from His mercy on our failures.

Many people make quick choices in relation to becoming Christians, others think that by being good and living a right way in their own eyes they will get into Heaven? But this not the case, as with the man in wrong clothes at the wedding supper found out.

We all have to bow in admission of our failure to Jesus, asking His forgiveness and mercy on us and promising to have a mental change of attitudes not continuing or returning to what we were.

1 Peter 3:18.

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.

Mary. Part-One.

When we come to think of Mary, we associate her with the virgin birth of Jesus and the Christmas story. But in this series we will look at her whole life, from her betrothal to Joseph her husband and on  to the end, where we see her adopting the disciples of Jesus.

Mary is described as a simple girl, we do not really know her age. But in Jewish culture she was young. People married young, because people did not live as long as we do today. We know she had a sister Elizabeth, who was married to Zechariah a High Priest who served in the Temple. They were the parents of the last prophet of Israel John the Baptist. Mary was told by an angel ‘that she had been chosen by God to bear His son, she was also told how it would happen, since she was a virgin and had never been with a man.

Luke 1:5-25,  28-38.

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