Take the seed of the Savior into you. Let it grow and produce fruit.
When you give your testimony, you are spreading your seed. Before the cross, the messianic seed happened through natural birth. But now the reproduction of God's chosen people happens spiritually. It is no longer through physical circumcision that we are brought into the covenant, but through a circumcision of the heart. "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galations 3:29 The messianic seed is no longer preserved through physical reproduction, but rather through the seeds of faith, planted among friends and loved ones. How do we spread the messianic seed? Listen and learn at www. QCAradio.com.
The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a candle-lit worship experience celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels. The readings are interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.
Bring your family to St. Mark's this Christmas Eve to celebrate the nativity with us!
It's been the subject of lively debate around St. Marks. What happens when an child dies before "the age of reason?" Do all innocents go to heaven? Are they blessed or condemned based on the faith of their parents? What about the doctrine of original sin, which says that all of humanity is born with a sin nature and therefore not one is innocent?
Where does baptism fit into the process of redemption? What about children who are aborted? Would God be so cruel as to curse a child to hell who was not allowed to be born? The answer lies in both the mercy and justice of God. Listen to learn more at www.QCAradio.com.
Why would you place your most precious gem in a setting of clay?
The Eucharist is the most precious gem of the church. And it is given to you each time you attend mass. In a much the same way that a beautiful wedding ring features and enhances the beauty of the diamond as the diamond enhances the beauty of the bride, so the liturgy of the Word and Sacrament illumine the holy glory of the Eucharist and reveal the beauty of Christ's bride, the church. And in much the same way that a beautiful diamond in an artful setting gives joy and delight to bride and groom, both for its beauty and for its symbolism, so does the Eucharist give joy to Christ and his bride.
But the Enemy hates it, in the same way a discarded suitor hates the chosen groom. Full of selfish jealousy , he whispers in itching ears, "You can worship God however you please, you don't need church!" "But Sunday is your only day to sleep in." "All this pomp and ceremony seems pointless." Are you letting the enemy steal your joy? Listen and learn at www.QCAradio.com.