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Worshipingthe God of the Impossible        Luke 1:44-55
Introduction What are the barricades to your total         enjoyment of Christmas?“It is impossible to enjoy life because…...
a pregnancy    outside of     marriage   community   perceptions,    reactionsRoman oppression,    taxation,   occupation ...
Mary’s Worship• Magnifies God, not her barricades (vv46-47)• Re-establishes her position before God  (v48a)• Counts God’s ...
Mary’s Worship• Personalizes the effects of God’s character  (vv47, 49-50)• Celebrates God’s past accomplishments  – For h...
Your Worship• Worship is totally possible in the face of  the impossible IF you worship a God who  regularly makes the imp...
Your Worship• As you wait for the God to intervene in  your impossible situation, worship is an  exercise of faith.  – You...
You need a fresh infusion of hope.You need to worship and enjoy Jesus.
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Xmas11-1 Worshiping the God of the Impossible

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Sermon series at TaB, 12/4/11, "Worshiping the God of the Impossible"
from the narrative of Mary's song in Luke 1:44-55

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  1. 1. Worshipingthe God of the Impossible Luke 1:44-55
  2. 2. Introduction What are the barricades to your total enjoyment of Christmas?“It is impossible to enjoy life because…”These impossibilities are “joy thieves”,robbing you of total Christmas worship
  3. 3. a pregnancy outside of marriage community perceptions, reactionsRoman oppression, taxation, occupation God’s silence for 400 years
  4. 4. Mary’s Worship• Magnifies God, not her barricades (vv46-47)• Re-establishes her position before God (v48a)• Counts God’s promises as truth (v48b)
  5. 5. Mary’s Worship• Personalizes the effects of God’s character (vv47, 49-50)• Celebrates God’s past accomplishments – For her personally (v49) – For people around her (vv50-55)
  6. 6. Your Worship• Worship is totally possible in the face of the impossible IF you worship a God who regularly makes the impossible possible. – His power is unstoppable, unexhausted – His wisdom is beyond comprehension, complete, unchallenged – His love is unique, unending, unselfish
  7. 7. Your Worship• As you wait for the God to intervene in your impossible situation, worship is an exercise of faith. – Your inability or limits increase your appreciation of His unlimited abilities – His power, wisdom, and love are revealed against the backdrop of the impossible
  8. 8. You need a fresh infusion of hope.You need to worship and enjoy Jesus.
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