The women of christmas week 1

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The women of christmas week 1

  1. 1. A Country Crafty Christmas Saturday, December 7 5:30 PM Please consider bringing an item for the Silent Auction… all proceeds go to Lottie Moon offering. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
  2. 2. Joyful! Joyful! We Adore Thee!
  3. 3. Book Recommendations
  4. 4. The Women of Christmas Mary Elizabeth Anna
  5. 5. Zechariah: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence • A Priest..then Prophet • Scared – Luke 1:12-13 • Doubt? – Luke 1:18, 20 • Dumb – Luke 1:20, 22 • Why? See page 26 • Deaf? – Greek word kophos can also mean “deaf.” – Luke 1:62 page 90 – One more reason…page 68…. • But let’s wait just a bit…
  6. 6. Elizabeth “Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room” Luke 1:5The woman bore full responsibility for not being able to conceive. Page 9 Their ages? Page 10 Luke 24-25 • Why five months in seclusion? Page 31
  7. 7. Mary • Age? • Home? • Luke 1:26-33 • Mary’s Response? – Luke 1:34 – Why? Page 50 – “First, the Lord used Elizabeth, who was ‘too old,’ then He used Mary, who would be ‘too young’ by today’s standards. At any age we can serve the Lord.” • When did the angel leave?
  8. 8. O Tidings of Comfort and Joy • Did not go to Joseph, parents, friends… – Went to Elizabeth – Luke 1:39—40 • Greets Elizabeth. – Luke 1:41-45 • Notice who does NOT speak… • Mary NOR Zechariah
  9. 9. Then Mary…?...Speaks/Sings • Luke 1:46- 55 • Mary remains three months… • Elizabeth’s time arrives – Luke 1:57-67 – Zechariah: Benedictus
  10. 10. Mary’s Magnificat
  11. 11. The Nativity Story • Zechariah and Elizabeth – 2:49-5:30 • The Betrothal – 16:18-18:00 • Mary and Gabriel – 20:00-21:54 • Mary and Elizabeth – 26:00-27:00
  12. 12. Next Week = The Birth

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