Mary said yes. What about us?

Mary said yes

Many modern Christians have misgivings about Mary, but what if we checked those misgivings for a moment? There's a powerful lesson for us in the life and example of this woman, a lesson about humility, obedience, and putting faith into action. And it all starts with a yes.As the evangelist Luke gives the account, the angel Gabriel wings into view and tells Mary, then an unwed teenager, that she will conceive a child. And not just any child. This would be Jesus, the son of David, the "Son of … [Read more...]

Trusting God in trying times

Trusting God in trying times

The Apostles Peter and Paul both spent time in the hoosegow. While both were jailed for the sake of the Gospel, I find it interesting that they passed their time in different ways. Peter slept. Paul sang.In the first instance, as Luke records in Acts 12, Herod "laid violent hands" upon the Christians. He killed James, the brother of John, and then jailed Peter. … [Read more...]


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