Archive for May, 2013

  • A Mother’s Model

    May 12, 2013
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    Happy Mother’s Day!  If you are anything like the dear mothers in my life, you need regular doses of encouragement.  What better place to start than by looking at the most famous mother of all, Mary, the mother of Jesus!  Our text is the first chapter of Luke.   First, Mary’s call and blessing flowed from grace. Luke 1:28 “And he (Gabriel) came to her and said, ‘Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!’”  “Favored” is the same word as “grace” and means to make accepted.  Grace is always underserved, unmerited and not based on our qualifications or [...]