Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

 Opus 2022-325: Advent Calendar: Day 6, Mary

Mary is one of the key figures in the Christmas story.  One of the things I like about her is that we are reminded that it is possible to live a life that God approves of.  Notice how Gabriel greeted her.

(Luk 1:28 KJV)  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
If this had been written by a five-point Calvinist is would have read, “Hail, thou that art lost in sin...”

The Catholics of course go to the other extreme and believe that Mary was born without sin.

Somewhere in between is the young woman that the Bible describes as “highly favoured” and “blessed”.

Mary was also a descendent of David.  This is the genetic track which puts Jesus in line for the throne of David and sets up all kinds of interesting prophecies for the crowd that loves prophecy.

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