Reflecting His Power (Luke 1:39-55)
Gearl Spicer, December 6, 2020
Part of the Alive @ Christmas series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Luke 1:39–55 (Listen)
39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
ALIVE @ CHRISTMAS
REFLECTING HIS POWER
How do you experience His power in your life?
*We are alive in these moments to reflect the glory of Jesus!
*For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You? - Psalms 71:19
*But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children, to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them. The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all. - Psalms 103:17-20
I. Personal encounter validated a loving relationship - Luke 1:39-45
II. Expression of joy in His favor - Luke 1:46-50
A. Presence of humility
B. Clear call to holiness
C. Essential keys of reverence and holiness
III. Remember the power of His ways - Luke 1:51-53
A. Conquers and confronts
B. Honors the humble
C. Feeds the hungry
IV. Rejoice in His help - Luke 1:54-55
Take away - His power changed the course of history and allowed us to have a personal relationship!
Have you experienced His power?