The importance of the Virginity of Mary

Hey Middle School Parents, have you talked to your son or daughter about the importance of the Virginity of Mary?

This is the Christmas season, why is Pastor Brandon posting something like this to make my life as a parent EVEN MORE AWKWARD?

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1. Here’s the deal, we are saturated with a culture that speaks out against this train of thought. If the issue of purity is not brought to the attention of your middle schooler, they may not consider how important it is to God.

2. God’s word points this out, so we should as well.

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
Luke 1:32‭-‬34 ESV
http://bible.com/59/luk.1.32-34.ESV

Consider John Piper’s words on The Virginity of Mary

 Full Sermon by John Piper here

The virginity of Mary is important for two reasons.

1. She Is Sexually Pure

a) It means that she’s sexually pure. She has not slept with her fiancé, or any other man. That would have been fornication, and God abominates fornication.

Of course, not every woman in Jesus’ lineage is so clean. There was Bathsheba the adulteress and Tamar who seduced her father-in-law. These things can be forgiven, as many of you have discovered. But don’t overlook the importance of Mary. When God chose a mother for his Son, he chose a virgin. Virginity before marriage is important because the recipient of God’s best gifts ought to be pure.

2. She Wasn’t Pregnant Already

Mary’s virginity is also important because it meant she wasn’t pregnant. God aimed to make known that the conception of Jesus in the womb of a woman was owing to no man. So he chose a virgin. And a virgin conceived a child whose Father was God and not man.

In a world of sexting, sexual promiscuity, and curiosity, God’s Word points to a different standard. A standard that allowed Jesus Christ to enter as the greatest gift to humanity.

Purity is the perfect package for the gift of our Savior to our world.

Okay parents, AWKWARD Christmas Challenge: Talk about the importance of the virginity of Mary.

(Go ahead and catch them off guard with it like they spring crazy, awkward questions on you!)

Merry Christmas!

Pastor Brandon.

 

Heart of Hope is Sunday, December 2

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Location: New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX US 78130

A Christmas program for families in our community. Invited families are treated to a free dinner, bags of groceries and gifts for the kids. Over 600 volunteers are needed, especially bilingual. Coats are also needed for donation, especially children’s.

Middle School and High School Students serve as Table Servers in the Main Exhibit Hall @ Heart of Hope!

What Time do I show up? Please arrive at 12:45 for Lunch Setup and 4:15 for Dinner Setup

What do I wear?  Wear an Oakwood I.E. shirt, OSM Student Ministry Shirt, or a Christmas Shirt with jeans and closed toed shoes for walking.

When are we done?  Be prepared to serve for 2 & 1/2 to 3 hours during each serving time.

What if I didn’t sign up in the Church Foyer? Email Brandon.Best@oakwoodnb.com

The Journey – Growing in Christ Personally

The Oakwood Student Ministry is launching a Personal Growth Track called JOURNEY for each grade in Middle School and High School.

Are you looking for the next step on growing in your faith on the Journey of following Jesus Christ?

This growth track will meet your student at their level and encourage them to take action.

Cost: $20 for books and materials included.

Find Pastor Brandon or an Oakwood Student Ministry Leader in the Pavilion to pick yours up!

Lets GROW!!!