Lifespring!77 A Mom, An Island, and 24 Seconds

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Hosted by Steve Webb.

A listener asked, “What happened to Mary…”

Also, we talk a little about prayer, using a desert island as an illustration.

And something about 24 seconds.

Music by:

Kerri Crocker sings “What If”

Rory O’Donnell plays a great guitar instrumental, “Free”

Scripture References:

Matt. 2:11 (NIV)
11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

Matt. 1:23 (NIV)
23?The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel???which means, ?God with us.?

Luke 1:27 (NIV)
27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin?s name was Mary.

Acts 1:14 (NIV)
14They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.3Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph,
the son of Heli, 24the son of Matthat,
the son of Levi, the son of Melki,
the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
25the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos,
the son of Nahum, the son of Esli,
the son of Naggai, 26the son of Maath,
the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein,
the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
27the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa,
the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,
the son of Neri, 28the son of Melki,
the son of Addi, the son of Cosam,
the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
29the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer,
the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat,
the son of Levi, 30the son of Simeon,
the son of Judah, the son of Joseph,
the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
31the son of Melea, the son of Menna,
the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan,
the son of David, 32the son of Jesse,
the son of Obed, the son of Boaz,
the son of Salmon,? the son of Nahshon,
33the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram,?
the son of Hezron, the son of Perez,
the son of Judah, 34the son of Jacob,
the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham,
the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
35the son of Serug, the son of Reu,
the son of Peleg, the son of Eber,
the son of Shelah, 36the son of Cainan,
the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem,
the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
37the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch,
the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel,
the son of Kenan, 38the son of Enosh,
the son of Seth, the son of Adam,
the son of God.

Matt. 1:1 through Matt. 1:18 (NIV)
1A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
2Abraham was the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
3Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
Perez the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
4Ram the father of Amminadab,
Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
Obed the father of Jesse,
6and Jesse the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah?s wife,
7Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asa,
8Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
9Uzziah the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
10Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amon,
Amon the father of Josiah,
11and Josiah the father of Jeconiah? and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
12After the exile to Babylon:
Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
13Zerubbabel the father of Abiud,
Abiud the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
14Azor the father of Zadok,
Zadok the father of Akim,
Akim the father of Eliud,
15Eliud the father of Eleazar,
Eleazar the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
16and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.?
18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.

Psa. 132:11 (NIV)
11 The LORD swore an oath to David,
a sure oath that he will not revoke:
?One of your own descendants
I will place on your throne?

Luke 1:32 (NIV)
32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,

Luke 1:36 (NIV)
36Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.

Luke 1:35 (NIV)
35The angel answered, ?The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called? the Son of God.

Luke 1:46 through Luke 1:56 (NIV)
46And Mary said:
?My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me?
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
even as he said to our fathers.?
56Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

Matt. 1:18 through Matt. 1:25 (NIV)
18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ?Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,? because he will save his people from their sins.?
22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23?The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel???which means, ?God with us.?
24When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Luke 2:1 (NIV)
1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.

Mic. 5:2 (NIV)
2 ?But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans? of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins? are from of old,
from ancient times.??

Luke 2:6 through Luke 2:7 (NIV)
6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Matt. 1:21 (NIV)
21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,? because he will save his people from their sins.?

Matt. 2:1 through Matt. 2:23 (NIV)
1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi? from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, ?Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east? and have come to worship him.?
3When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4When he had called together all the people?s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ? was to be born. 5?In Bethlehem in Judea,? they replied, ?for this is what the prophet has written:
6 ??But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.???
7Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8He sent them to Bethlehem and said, ?Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.?
9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east? went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
13When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ?Get up,? he said, ?take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.?
14So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: ?Out of Egypt I called my son.??
16When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18 ?A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.??
19After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20and said, ?Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child?s life are dead.?
21So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: ?He will be called a Nazarene.?

Luke 2:41 through Luke 2:52 (NIV)
41Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. 42When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. 43After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, ?Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.?
49?Why were you searching for me?? he asked. ?Didn?t you know I had to be in my Father?s house?? 50But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Matt. 12:46 through Matt. 12:50 (NIV)
46While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone told him, ?Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.??
48He replied to him, ?Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?? 49Pointing to his disciples, he said, ?Here are my mother and my brothers. 50For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.?

John 19:26 (NIV)
26When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, ?Dear woman, here is your son,?

Acts 1:14 (NIV)
14They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Matt. 13:55 through Matt. 13:56 (NIV)
55?Isn?t this the carpenter?s son? Isn?t his mother?s name Mary, and aren?t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? 56Aren?t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things??

Mark 6:3 (NIV)
3Isn?t this the carpenter? Isn?t this Mary?s son and the brother of James, Joseph,? Judas and Simon? Aren?t his sisters here with us?? And they took offense at him.

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