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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Son of Mary
    Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary,
    and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon?
    And are not His sisters here with us?
    Mark 6:3
    Jesus is the Son of Mary, born as a human baby; yet Mary was a virgin. Jesus was born sinless, without a sin nature. He lived His entire life without sin (2 Corinthians 5:21), so He could be the unblemished, Lamb of God for the sins of the world. Jesus, the Son of Mary, came to His own people—the Israelites—but they did not receive Him (John 1:11). Even some members of His family were blinded to who He was (John 7:5). When Jesus preached to the people of His hometown Nazareth, “they were offended at Him” (Mark 6:3). What is your response to Jesus? Will you be His disciple; will you live for Him?
    Jesus, I believe You were 100 percent human, born of Mary; and You are 100 percent God. Thank You for becoming human so You could understand me. I worship You, and I will follow Your example and strive to live a godly life.
    Jesus, the Son of Mary, grew as a child and had favor with God and man (Luke 2:52) Mary taught Him lessons that a mother teaches her child. Now He wants you to grow to please God as He did. “And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him” (Luke 2:40).
    Jesus, I want You to live in my heart (Galatians 2:20), to strengthen me, so I can please the Father. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Mark 6:1-6
    The human Jesus is your example of how to live.