Women of the Word: Mary, Mother of John Mark

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Acts 12 recounts one of several instances in which Peter was miraculously delivered from prison. In the middle of the night, an angel appeared to Peter, freed him from his chains, and led him out into the city. Peter thought that it was all a dream, but when the angel left him and he found himself standing alone in the middle of a street, then he knew for sure that God had sent His angel to deliver him. Verse 5 of this chapter says that while Peter was kept in prison, prayer was made without ceasing by other Christian believers unto God for him. One of the places where prayer was being made for him was at the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark. Verse 12 reads:

And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

To read about another woman who makes an appearance in this Scripture passage, see Rhoda; but first, here’s what we can learn from Mary, mother of John Mark. Continue reading

Women of the Word: Mary, the mother of Jesus

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Mary is perhaps the most popular woman in the Word. Perhaps the most popular woman in Biblical history. After all, she is partly responsible for birthing, feeding, watching over, and raising the greatest Man Who ever lived and the Saviour of the world. Countless songs, articles, books, and poems have already been written about Mary and there are multiple lessons that we can learn from her life; so, we won’t try to say anything new here. Below are three important lessons we can learn from the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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