Archive | February, 2019

Mary, Mother of God, the Nativity, The Bible and the Virgin Mary

Christ Became a Child to Show Us How to Be Sons and Daughters of God

The Gospel of Matthew begins with a sentence fragment, perhaps intended as a title: “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matt 1:1). You may recognize the genealogy from lectors tripping over names like “Ammin’adab” and “Zerub’babel” during Christmas Eve Mass. But this section is more

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The Holy Family, flight into Egypt, learning from the holy family

Learning from the Holy Family

It’s easy to take a romantic view of the Holy Family, as if they were angels rather than human beings. But even though Mary and Jesus never sinned, that doesn’t mean there were no parental mistakes. And it doesn’t mean Jesus never frustrated His earthly parents.

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What to Bake for Bible Study

We’ve been talking a lot about hosting this week and offering hospitality to our guests. One of the best ways to do that is through the gift of food. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant—just putting out coffee or tea is enough.

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Bible study, hosting bible study, tips for hosting a bible study

The ABC’s of Hospitality

As Christians, we’re not called to “entertain” people or put on a show. But we are expected to practice hospitality. “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling,” instructs 1 Peter 4:9.

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How to host a Bible study

Tips for Hosting a Bible Study

The first step in leading any Bible study is always to bathe your efforts in prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to use you for the glory of God and to bless the study. Consider asking others to intercede for you and the participants of the study.

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