All posts tagged: Mary

Who said Mary didn’t know?


But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart Luke 2:19 NIV I think this song is one of the most fascinating christmas songs ever. There are more than 10 very intriguing questions posed to Mary in the song. Let’s look at them: 1. Mary did you know that your baby boy would some day walk on water? 2. Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters? 3. Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? 4. This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you. 5. Mary did you know that your baby boy would give sight to a blind man? 6. Mary did you know that your baby boy would calm a storm with his hand? 7. Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? 8. And when your kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God. 9. Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation? 10. …

Pillars of Christmas


Pillars of Christmas: The 5 Messages of Christmas What is Christmas all about? Well, most of you reading this post already know. I don’t even have to say it. Christmas is about God – how He loved us so much that He gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. So we know that in many ways Christmas has been hijacked. Santa has  stolen the show and some very smart people have spun it so well in order to make a profit. But in any case we all know that Jesus is the reason for the season. In this post I would like to highlight the 5 messages of Christmas. This is the Christmas series (Pillars of Christmas) I preached last year in five weeks. These are the firm pillars that sustain Christmas and makes it what it ought to be. Today I will deliver this series in one single post. But before I do that let me introduce the 5 messages through this short video we created for an intro: Pillar # 1. Faith. “And Mary said, “Behold, I …

The Christmas Story


In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,  to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. The Shepherds and the Angels And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear …

In Search for a King


The Visit of the Wise Men Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel. Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring …

Mary Did you know?


12 Questions to Mary the Mother of Jesus Did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water? Did you know that your son will be the savior of the world? Did you know that your son will  make all things new? Did you know that the child you delivered will be your deliverer Did you know that this baby boy of yours will give sight to the blind? Did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand? Did you know that He has walked where angels trod? Did you know that when you kissed Him you were kissing the face of God? Did you know that He is Lord of all creation? Did you know that He will one day rule the nations? Did you know that your little boy is heaven’s perfect lamb? Mary did you know that the sleeping child you are holding is the Great I AM? These 12 questions are of course taken from the song – Mary did you know.  Lyrics by Mark …