Every Mother Can Be a co-Redemptrix

I like to think of my mom as a co-Redemptrix.

That’s not a word we Protestants use. If you grew up Roman Catholic then there’s a good chance you studied the co-Redemptrix work of Mary.

Mary is described as a co-Redeemer because she submitted to the will of God that the Redeemer should be born through her body by the power of the Holy Spirit. She prayed, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word (Luke 1:38).

Mary was a co-Redemptrix in that she agreed to work with God in her life and in the life of those around her.

Every mother can be a co-Redemptrix is she works with Christ to bring her family to faith. By your prayers, using the word of God as part of your parenting and instruction, by your godly living, in love and holiness you can bring our lives under the constraints and freedom of God’s law.

This is the primary arena of accountability that God reserves for Mothers.

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Removing the Shroud of Unbelief

Curators of antiquity surmise that the Shroud of Turin is the body wrap mentioned in John 20.

Some people think that Joseph of Arimathaea saved it and that the sheet has survived to this day. The Shroud of Turin seems to go in and out of favor with the modern day scientist.

What do you believe? And does the Shroud help your faith or does it have no impact at all? What makes our faith grow and on what is our faith anchored?

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Should Christians Watch Sunday Football? Asked Differently — Is Tim Tebow Breaking the Sabbath?

This sermon has created a lot of conversation. The premise: that believers are not obligated to observe the Sabbath. The Sabbath was the sign of the Mosaic covenant. The Mosaic covenant is no longer binding. We are bound by the new law of love.

My opinion is that the Sabbath Commandment was the only commandment with Mosaic Law overtones. It wasn’t deleted by Jesus, but re-explained to not include Mosaic worship expectations.

The New Testament Church must still observe a seven day rest. We should sanctify a day unto the Lord. How? By worshiping publicly with God’s people. That’s how New Testament saints rest in God’s provisions and enjoy His fellowship.

The other issues of play, sports, occasional work, etc are up to the individual believer.

How do you keep the Sabbath?

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2010 11 28

Why Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh? Reverend Anthony R. Locke November 28th, 2010  www.FirstPresTucker.org at the First Presbyterian Church of Tucker Matthew 2:9-11 1st Sunday of Advent with Baptism English Standard Version 9 After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before…

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God’s Desire

  God’s Desire Reverend Anthony R. Locke February 21st, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church of Tucker Exodus 29:38-46 English Standard Version 38   “Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs a year old day by day regularly. 39   One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you…

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Reckless Adoration

March 21st, 2010 John 12:1-11 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3 Mary therefore took a pound of expensive…

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