The Christmas Song of Mary

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Mary Mother of Jesus Christ

Mary’s Christmas song really is beautiful, and if she actually sang it — the text reports that she “said” it (Luke 1:46) — I really wish we had the music as well. Here is a brief homily on Mary’s Christmas song – also called the Magnificat — which is based on my commentary on Luke 1.

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The Troubles of Joseph and Mary

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Joseph and Mary

Joseph and Mary faced many of these troubles as well, and they had the added pressure of being the parents of the promised Messiah. Imagine that burden!

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Murder in Church

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Praise and Worship

Jesus asked whether it was better to save a life or to destroy it. Jesus worked to save a life, so now, the religious leaders plan to kill Jesus. We sometimes do this in church.

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The Primary Problem with Theology

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Theological Questions

Jesus does not like theology when it gets in the way of loving other people. Yet often, theology is used for this very reason.

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Theology be Damned

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Man with Withered Hand

When a man with a withered hand shows up in the synagogue, Jesus asks a question which everybody knew the answer to. So why did He ask it?

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How to Help the Poor

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Helping Hand to the Poor

Jesus ran straight into traps laid by religious leaders so that He could reveal God’s heart for people. God is on the side of the poor. We should be too.

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Should Christians Observe the Sabbath?

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Enjoy the Sabbath

The Sabbath is a sign of the Mosaic Covenant. But does this mean that we Christians should not observe the Sabbath? No. We can still celebrate the Sabbath.

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On Which Day Should Christians Worship?

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Sunday Worship Service

The question, “On Which Day Should Christians Worship God?” reveals several misunderstandings about the nature of church and worship.

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