(Luke 1:26-38, NIV) There are many viewpoints from which we could study the story of the angel's announcement of Jesus' birth. That was Mary’s response of faith to an astonishing message from the angel Gabriel. 4:5-6). The Child to Be Born Will Be Called Holy — the Son of God Christmas Day. And he will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse” (Mal. Dec 25, 2005. Nov 24, 1980. God’s promises are about to be fulfilled … The promises that God had made to His people over the centuries are only a few months off fruition. Nothing shall be impossible. Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:37. Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! ); See Matt. In all conflicts, let us remember that with God nothing is impossible; and as we read and hear his promises, let us turn them into prayers, Behold the willing servant of the Lord; let it be unto me according to thy word. Verse – Luke 1:37 Pass out Bibles to students. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Christ in Combat: Defense by the Spirit. It was just about 9 months ago that our lives changed with COVID-19. Let it happen for me just as you have said!” (Luke 1:38). The long-held hopes that His people have had are about to be met – although no-one really knows it yet. 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. December 20, 2020 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. 1:35 The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee - The power of God was put forth by the Holy Ghost, as the immediate Divine agent in this work: and so he exerted the power of the Highest as his own power, who together with the Father and the Son is the most high God. The Lord promised that the Seed of the woman would crush the serpent’s head, and nothing can change this promise. 1Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled[a] among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Scripture: Luke 1:26–38. Imagine this – if, indeed, it’s possible to imagine such a thing: A thirteen-year-old girl – fifteen, tops – is confronted by an angel, who says God has chosen her to be the mother of his only begotten son. The latter parallel suggests what many readers seem to intuit: the focus of this pericope is actually more on Mary than it is on Jesus. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Luke 1:26-38 New Living Translation (NLT) The Birth of Jesus Foretold. John Piper Feb 23, 1981 47 Shares Sermon. 38 'I am the Lord's servant,' Mary answered. Everything we have is on loan to us. Luke 1:37. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. Sunday Evening Message. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Mary Erickson Luke 1:26-38 Mary’s Leap of Faith Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. 36-38 “And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? When you say go, have the kids look up this week’s Bible verse. 'May it be to me as you have said.' The very last words of the last book of the Old Testament read: “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. MARY HEARD AN ANNOUNCEMENT – Vss. And the angel left her. Luke 1:26-38 (ESV) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.”. Mary Was Thoughtful About God’s Word (Luke 1:29-38) Mary Was Thoughtful About Others (Luke 1:39-45) Mary Was Thoughtful About God (Luke 1:46-55) As we continue our journey through the book of Luke, we come to look at one of the main characters in the Christmas story – Mary the mother of Jesus. His message is Jesus Christ, Savior. ESV Large-Print Study Bible--soft leather-look, walnut with Celtic imprint design, ESV Study Bible, Large Print, TruTone, Mahogany with Trellis Design, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: 19-Volume New Testament Boxed Set, ESV Study Bible, Burgundy Genuine Leather, ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition, Cloth over Board, Tan. God has spoken to sinful humans. Bibles should be closed and sitting on the table face up in front of each child. 30-33. Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.” And Mary said, By Dr. Philip W. McLarty. She was not dazzled nor excited by her glorious future. The Lord’s servant! 37 For (A)nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant[a] of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And (B)the angel departed from her. 2. She was like King David, who said: “My God, I want to do what you want” (Psalm 40:8 NCV). Dr. James D. Kegel. MARY HARBORED ASSURANCE – Vs. 38 ***** Luke 1:26-38 etc. Read verse in Good News Translation She was not touched by any vanity. Luke 1:26-38 Gabriel Came by Today One of the great delusions that goes with wealth, power and status is to think we are in control of our lives. John Piper Nov 24, 1980 20 Shares Sermon. Mary’s quiet acceptance of greatness Nothing impresses us more than the calmness with which, after the first trouble was past, the virgin received the message of the angel. MARY HAD ASSISTANCE – Vss.34-37. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, [] favored woman! Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Today’s verse continues encouraging us as we walk in this world, not being of it, being sure to follow our Lord and do the work that He would have us do. Luke 1:37-38 When God told Mary she was going to give birth to the Christ-child, she asked how it … The gospel of Luke is but one of four gospels, but it is surely one of the great books of the Bible. Luke 1:35-45 With God Nothing Is Impossible. Luke 1:37-38 English Standard Version (ESV) 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. This Advent season, the Gospel of Luke’s version of the birth story is our focus. By The Rev. It certainly is not possible for us to be in a position where omnipotence cannot assist us. 37 For nothing is impossible with God.' 1 Tuesday, 25th December 2007 By Bob Gass Mary said… let it be to me according to Your Word. And we must, as Mary here, guide our desires by the word of God. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. MARY, MARY, MARY – GOOD FOR MOTHER’S DAY . Luke 1:37 “with God nothing is impossible” Luke 6:27 “ Love your enemies ” John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word” John 3:16 “ For God so loved the world ” John 8:12 “ light of the world ” John 8:32 “ the truth will set you free ” John 10:10 “ I have come that you might have life ” John 13:7 “ … Scripture: Luke 1:1–4. John Piper Dec 25, 2005 228 Shares Sermon. Let it be with me just as you say” (Luke 1:38 The Message). John Piper Nov 10, 1980 11 Shares Conference Message. Luke 1:26-38 A message from God. Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, Shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, Then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace. Then the angel left her." Mary is being called to a prophetic task; bearing and raising Jesus is that task. A “MARY” CHRISTMAS or MARY LEARNS ABOUT JESUS . Because of the busy and image-rich Christmas holidays full of nativity plays and orations — many of which combine Matthew’s wise men with Luke’s shepherds — it is easy to miss Luke’s distinctive theological voice and contribution to the season … Continue reading "Commentary on Luke 1:26-38" Luke 1:37-47 For there is nothing that God cannot do." To destroy sin is to take away evil by the root. Luke 1:36-38-36-38 The Message (MSG) “And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? The events of the early chapters of Luke’s gospel shatter a silence which has lasted for 40… 19:26. Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Luke 1 - Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, ... Genesis 37-38 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith) ... Luk 1:37 - For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:26-38 English Standard Version (ESV) Birth of Jesus Foretold. Scripture: Luke 4:1–14. H.Spurgeon.) God hath servants everywhere; and, where we think He has none, His word can create a multitude. Luke 10:1-37 Jesus Sends The Seventy Out On A Mission Trip / Tells The Story About the Good Samaritan; Luke 10:38-11:13 Martha & Mary / Jesus Teaches His Disciples How To Pray And Encourages Them To Persist In Praying; Luke 11:14-32 Jesus Is Accused Of Casting Out A Demon By The Ruler Of The Demons / People Must Decide About Jesus God promised Abraham an earthly inheritance, Whose Builder and Maker is God, and this can never be altered for nothing is impossible with God. "I am the Lord's servant," said Mary; "may it happen to me as you have said." There are “ treasures hid in the sand,” and the Lord’s chosen shall eat thereof. As each child finds the verse, have them stick one finger on the verse and quietly raise their other hand. Wise people say, “Whatever God wants for my life, I’m in. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Bonded Leather, Black, Large Print, The Message Bible, Dusty Rose Floral Large Print Leather-Look, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, amethyst gem, NIV & The Message Parallel Study Bible, Personal Size, Orchid/Raspberry, The Message Canvas Bible: Coloring and Journaling the Story of God, Leather-Look, Gold Leaf. Luke 1:37-38 The Message (MSG) 36-38 “And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed [] to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. Luke was a Gentile, not a Jew, and he was a physician, a doctor. I may not understand it, but I’ll do his will.” Luke was not one of Christ’s apostles, but was a traveling companion to Paul. We are encouraged, that all things are possible with our Lord God! (C. Because of his training as a doctor, he had a great mind for order, detail and precision. Present the offer of salvation to his people, the forgiveness of their sins. Mary wisely surrendered to the will of God. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. MARY SAW AN ANGEL – Vss. 26-29. ... Scripture: Luke 3:21–38. Luke 1:26-38. A response from Mary. The Aim of Dr Luke Sunday Evening Message. Mar 18, 1984. Meditation on the Magnificent Sunday Evening Message. English Standard Version (ESV), Cited from Gen. 18:14 (Gk. Among other things your message said, “Look to Jesus.” You reminded me of the optical illusion where if you look correctly you can see the face of Christ rather than just ink blots. Mary’s final response, “Here I am, the servant of the Lord” (Luke 1:38) may recall the words of Samuel (2 Samuel 3:4-9). Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.” Dec 8, 1980. John Piper God’s omnipotence. Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Literally, Mary says, “May it be with me according to your word.” Scripture: Luke 1:26–38. A response from us? Yes, I see it all now:    I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve.Let it be with me    just as you say. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. Positively considered. Nov 10, 1980. For sin is not only, in itself, the worst and most shameful of all evils by which we can be afflicted, but it is the one fruitful source of all other evils - poverty, estrangement, strife, weariness and aching of heart, death. 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