The supernatural births of Jesus and John the Baptist were announced by angels. After 30 years of preparation in obscurity, they were released to world changing ministries. Yet the Father’s affirmation of Jesus comes before any public ministry. His affirmation is always built on relationship.
Made in the image of God, ladies have been endowed with the special predisposition, and have been providentially equipped with the divine privilege, of bearing and nurturing children; both natural and spiritual. In seeking our value from the One who has fashioned us rather than the transient world that surrounds us, we are poised for fulfillment and the advance of His purposes.
Many Mothers in the Bible are looked at – Eve, Sarah, Hannah, and of course, Mary.
Worshiped by foreign dignitaries and protected from a ruthless king, Mary and Joseph would have to flee to Egypt before returning to Israel and settling in the village of Nazareth. His training truly began at birth.
The grave could not hold Him; Jewish leaders could not quiet His disciples; Roman persecution and the Roman empire itself would not outlast His church. Those who prophesied that Christianity would become extinct and proclaimed that God is dead are all dead themselves but Jesus and His church live on. He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!
Joyce Webster opens the video by giving a Word, then Jessica and Destini perform a dance while Tara O’Brien sings. New members are also welcomed into the Cornerstone Church body, and a special collection is taken for Convoy of Hope to fight hunger. Ian Knightly was also blessed as he will be serving with the U.S. Marine Corps!
Pastor Joe Kaye walks us through a typical Passover Seder, describing in detail the significance of each element. Tying back to the Israelites Exodus from Egypt, where the Passover was first instituted, Pastor Joe then explains how God was pointing to the redemptive work Jesus’ death on the cross would accomplish as the perfect sacrificial lamb.