Simeon

Karen Epp

People who are often mentioned in the Bible have only a few verses that tell their story but it is powerful either for good or bad. The Bible says, Simeon is a righteous and devout man. If that was all that was ever written about him that would be enough, […]

Mary Power

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Why is the modern Evangelical so afraid of the Virgin Mary? For some, allowing Mary access to your prayer list is tantamount to saying no to all that Jesus accomplished on the cross. If you ask, “What is the worst case scenario if you ask Mary for some help?” Their […]

Joy to the World

Karen Epp

The prophetic words in Zephaniah 3 can be read by us as “fulfilled.” Fear not. Do not be discouraged. The Lord your God is in your midst. He is a mighty Savior. He will rejoice over you with gladness and renew you in his love. He will sing joyfully because […]

Nothing is Impossible

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In Isaiah 7, Ahaz discounts the prophetic, displays contempt unwilling to believe God. In Luke 1, Mary embraces the power of God and believes God’s promises. God chose a resident of His holy mountain to be the new Eve. As His devoted follower, Mary experienced God on repeated occasions. The […]

The Past is Past

Karen Epp

Old Testament prophetic scriptures about the coming Messiah spoke of it in terms of the past “out of the land of Egypt” to the future “they shall again live in their own land.” (Jeremiah 23) The actual story of the birth of Jesus in Matthew tells us of Joseph’s dilemma […]

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