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   Mary : Incarnating God’s Purposes
1. God’s Purposes are Revelatory (Luke 1:26-29)

      In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel
    to Nazareth, a t...
2. God’s Purposes are Missional (Luke 1:30-33)
  But the angel said to her, quot;Do not be afraid, Mary, you
  have found ...
Luke 4:18-19
 quot;The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
  because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
   He ha...
3. God’s Purposes are Unconventional
             (Luke 1:34-37)
     quot;How will this be,quot; Mary asked
    the angel...
4. God’s Purposes are Actualized
     through Willing Hearts
           (Luke 1:38)
 quot;I am the Lord's servant,quot; Ma...
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   Mary : Incarnating God’s Purposes
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  1. 1. Christmas Stories... Mary : Incarnating God’s Purposes
  2. 2. 1. God’s Purposes are Revelatory (Luke 1:26-29) In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, quot;Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.quot; Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. An Unexpected Revelation A Perplexing Revelation
  3. 3. 2. God’s Purposes are Missional (Luke 1:30-33) But the angel said to her, quot;Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He 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, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.quot; A Mission Rooted in Divine Favor A Mission Incarnated A Mission of His Kingdom (Not Ours)
  4. 4. Luke 4:18-19 quot;The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.quot;
  5. 5. 3. God’s Purposes are Unconventional (Luke 1:34-37) quot;How will this be,quot; Mary asked the angel, quot;since I am a virgin?quot; The angel answered, quot;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. Even 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. For nothing is impossible with God.quot; Unconventional Methodology Unconventional People
  6. 6. 4. God’s Purposes are Actualized through Willing Hearts (Luke 1:38) quot;I am the Lord's servant,quot; Mary answered. quot;May it be to me as you have said.quot; Then the angel left her. A Willingness to Incarnate the Message
  7. 7. Christmas Stories... Mary : Incarnating God’s Purposes
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