Dec 17 2014

Threads from Henry's Web: Something Positive To Watch This Morning!

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Dec 17 2014

thoughtfulpastor: Denton Mystery Worship Eleven: Reflections on The Messiah and Methodism

[Note: I am working on assignment for the Denton Record Chronicle to visit different places of worship weekly and write about my experiences. Those columns can be found here. Full disclosure: I am affiliated with the church described below and both know and am known by many. Several greeted me saying, “It’s our turn to…

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Dec 17 2014

Allan R. Bevere: What One New Testament Scholar Wishes Every Protestant Knew About Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Scot McKnight fills in the details here. I am simply going to list them.
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1. We know more about Mary than we do about almost everyone in the New Testament besides Jesus, Peter, Paul, and John.

2. Many Protestants know far more about what they don’t believe about Mary than what the Bible teaches about her.

3. The Mary of the Gospels is a woman full of courage, hope, and strategy.


4. The Immaculate Conception does not refer to Mary’s sexual condition when she gave birth to Jesus (the “virgin birth”).

5. Protestants think Catholics overdo it with Mary. Catholics and the Orthodox think Protestants have ignored Mary. Both are right.

6. Mary’s sinlessness and virginity are the key areas of conflict.

7. The New Testament Letter of James is an echo of Mary’s concern for economic justice.

8. Some Catholic tradition emphasizes Mary as a “mediatrix”– the Church’s finest intercessor for prayer.

9. The Mary moments in the New Testament point to Jesus.

10. Mary belongs to the whole Church.
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Scot’s entire post is worth your time.

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Dec 17 2014

Grand Rapids District: Anticipation

I still remember the feeling.  It was excruciating!  I tried so hard to figure out a way to […]

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Dec 17 2014

Rev. Brent L. White: The gospel in Genesis 18

Phillip Cary begins his Brazos commentary on the Book of Jonah with these powerful and convicting words: First of all, this is a Christian reading of the Scriptures of Israel, which Christians call the Old Testament because it contains the ancient covenant to be fulfilled by Jesus Christ. Like the whole Bible, the book of Jonah […]

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Dec 17 2014

Wheneftalks: May You Find This Kind of Joy This Christmas

Filed under: Angels and Pins Tagged: christmas, joy, real meaning of christmas

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