Luke 2:22-38

As faithful Jews, what process followed the birth of Jesus as far as Joseph and Mary were concerned? What can we learn about this family based on the details in this text. What were the “days of purification” and why was baby Jesus taken to the temple?

Find out about some of the sacrifices of Mosaic Law, and which ones Joseph and Mary offered after Jesus’ birth.

We also discuss becoming a “Barnabas” (Acts 4:36) and passing this along to your children!

Minor as it may have been, Jewish male babies underwent surgery if their families were faithful to God. This surgery was a sign demonstrating obedience and identifying God’s people.

This is a Christian Evidences topic when we explore the level of understanding in the day of Abraham and realize that only a Creator and Revealer of Truth could be behind this.

What happens when we get hurt or cut? How does blood help with injuries? What is important about the 8th day? Why is this evidence of an Almighty Creator?

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Wow! This is the 3rd week in a row I haven’t been able to record with Taylor and upload a podcast because the server space I rent has been down the entire time!  I feel like I have to start back from square one promoting the show and getting people to tune back in.  The sad news (for me at least) is that the server space is STILL DOWN and there are some files and things that I may never get back. The good news for you is that I bought better space elsewhere and spent last week moving the podcast over to it!

The old episodes are available again. I know the server went down before many of you had the chance to hear episode 4 so be sure to go check it out!

I recorded episode 5 by myself over a week ago and plan to get it edited/uploaded tomorrow to put us back on schedule for new episodes coming out on Wednesday. Then next week we’ll be back on track and you’ll get to hear my lovely co-hosts one again.

I would also like to say a special THANK YOU to special donor who is helping make the new server space I had to pay for possible. It just happened that the day I decided I couldn’t wait any longer for my server admin to get my old server working, as I was at the computer signing up for new space and figuring out how to manage it, I was contacted by a listener who wanted to send me money to help get things up and running again. I am SO EXCITED that someone values our show enough, especially this early in our infancy, to want to help keep it running!

Ok, I’m terrible at this. I’m asking our listeners to be patient about our server being down, and I am climbing the walls because it’s been almost 2 weeks since everything has been working correctly.

I was told last night that it would be up and working by this morning. This morning the server is up, the folder structure is in place, but all the files are gone! (not just show files… I back up a lot of others personal things to this server space as well!)

I recorded a show last week, hoping to upload it late and not miss the entire week. Well… we missed the entire week.

I’m not going to record a new show this week, and I hope to be able to upload last weeks show before the end of this week.  If this isn’t solved soon, I have a new (more dependable, although more expensive too) server option waiting for me to click ‘buy’ and move everything over.

(By the way, if you like this show… I am accepting donations to be able to avoid issues like this in the future by affording more reliable services)

Thank you again for your patience… I am trying to be patient also. Hopefully we will be back very soon!!

I took a bit of a gamble for hosting these podcast files with a new company, who was very competitively priced. I’ve watched said company grow and make some big changes over the past year or so, and their support has been very prompt, so for that I am willing to stick with them.

That being said, some of you have alerted me to the fact that the podcast files are currently not playing, and I have found out that it has to do with the server I am renting. My server admin is working on it now and I have been assured it will be fixed soon.

I am sorry for the inconvenience, but as I am starting out and hoping to build something big, I think this service I am using is in a similar boat, and because their communication with me and efforts to fix the issues we’ve stumbled across so far in the process I want to stay with them and help them grow.

There may not be a podcast this week, or I may just do something different due to the server issues and simultaneous bad weather making it difficult for me to bring my family back and forth to my studio to get all our parts recorded.

Thank you for your patience.