Think of all the moments in Mary's life when she must have topped to consider what God's plans were for her son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary went from a tender mother of a young boy to a sometimes-perplexed follower of her own son as Lord. Join us today on "Discover the Word" for another edifying discussion.
How Mary said “no” to shame Part 7
It took great faith for Mary to accept God's will for her life—to be pregnant with the Savior, Jesus, and yet unmarried. What would Joseph say and feel? Not to mention everyone else? Mary would have to trust God despite the shadow of shame.
Saying "yes" to God Part 6
When we say "yes" to God's call, that often means we have to say "no" to something that could hinder our commitment. Listen in today to learn from the faith of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Her life of faith was a daily pattern of saying "yes" to God, and "no" to unbelief.
Sometimes in life our doubts and feelings of inadequacy can roll in like waves, and we can feel that our circumstances are just impossible. But the encouragement that God gave to Mary the mother of Jesus, a long time ago, is a message for us too!
Imagine that day, when out of the blue, a young girl in a small town in Israel is visited by none other than the angel Gabriel, and he proclaims to her: "You will conceive in your womb and bear a son . . . and He will be called Son of the Most High." What can we learn from Mary's response?
When it comes to Mary, mother of Jesus, people often react to her in extremes. One group downplays her significance, and another group exalts her in a way that Scripture does not necessarily support. Let's honor this woman of God and learn some lessons Mary has to teach us in this new series.
Anyone can be an encourager! Part 5
This week on "Discover the Word," we have looked at how the New Testament follower of Christ Barnabas embodied a spirit of encouragement. But does everyone have that type of personality or gifts? Don't miss our final discussion in this study on Barnabas!
When we witness the failures of others, our typical response is to shake our head or wag our finger. But today on "Discover the Word," we'll take a look at the life of Barnabas and see how an encourager responds with a helping hand.
When the disciples heard about a church in need of help, they didn't send a teacher, a judge, or a bodyguard. They sent "The Encourager" instead! Take a look with us at the impact an encouraging person can make in the family of faith.