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Mary: Ordinary Girl Brings God to the World

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15 December 2015

baby jesusRead Luke 1: 26-38

Seven women named Mary are mentioned in the Bible. We’ve met Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany. Now it’s time to say hello to Mary, mother of Jesus. She may be the most well known Mary and woman in the entire Bible. How well do you know Mary?

1. How old was Mary when she gave birth to Jesus?

a. 14

b. 18

c. 24

d. 52

2. When Mary became pregnant with Jesus she was…

a. single

b. engaged

c. married

3. Mary’s community and parents were thrilled at the news that she would be bringing the Son of God into the world?

a. true

b. false

Read on for the answers.... 

Gifts of the Magi - Why Myrrh?

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10 December 2015

magi gifts second photoSo let's pretend you're the last of the Wise Men. Your buddies already snatched up the easy baby gifts - gold and frankincense.  Read about those gifts here for gold and here for frankincense. That leaves you with what? Myrhh.

You can't even say it, let alone spell it.  What is this mystery substance and why did it end up on the baby gift list when Jesus was born?

Gifts of the Wise Men - Why Frankincense?

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08 December 2015

magi gift frankincenseSo we just pretended you were a wise person on a mission to find the perfect baby gift for a newborn king. Missed it? Check it out here and find out why one one of the Wise Men brought Jesus gold.

So since your Wise Guy friend already took the gold gift idea, what do you do? There has to be some other present that would make a good gift for a newborn.  What do you pick? Red Sox Onesie? Maybe he's not a fan.