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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Jesus' Birth"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Jesus' Birth, given on December 25, 2016. Christmas is a time where we often grow sentimental. We hear the story of Jesus' birth and think thoughts shaped by years of tradition. Our stories and songs put in our minds images of a silent peaceful night, stoic shepherds, and a helpless babe in a manger. It is time to rethink our...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Mary's Song"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Mary's Song, given on December 18, 2016. It was a show-stopper. Right in the middle of the flurry of events in the Christmas narrative, Mary stops to sing. It's a song of astonishment, praising God for the stunning things He has done for her. It's a song reminding us not to let our familiarity with the story diminish our sens...

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Sermon Quotes: "Mary's Song"

"Sometimes bad theology breeds reactionary bad theology. Because Roman Catholicism has gradually added more titles and myths to Mary, Protestants have sometimes reacted by remaining silent about her astonishing character." D.A. Carson "In contrast to the prose dialogue, which is spoken between characters and passively observed by the audience, the songs are often performe...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Joseph's Story"

"Thursdays Thoughts for Parents" use scriptures, discussion questions, and reflections from the sermon each week to help parents engage their kids and delve further into application. We pray that these posts will serve parents as they train their children in the "discipline and instruction of the Lord"...

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