Why God Chose Mary

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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "Why God Chose Mary" sermon at New Life Christian Church on December 20, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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Why God Chose Mary

  1. 1. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY Text: Luke 1:26-55
  2. 2. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY 2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward Him, so that He can show His great power in helping them.”
  3. 3. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY 1. Fear of criticism. 2. Fear of the supernatural. 3. Fear of inadequacy. 4. Fear of change.
  4. 4. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY THREE CHARACT TRAITS IN MARY: 1. MARY HAD A DESIRE TO DO GOD’S WILL. a) Mary had enthusiasm. b) Mary was humble. c) Mary was willing to listen.
  5. 5. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY THREE CHARACT TRAITS IN MARY: 1. MARY HAD A DESIRE TO DO GOD’S WILL. 2. GOD USES PEOPLE WHO DECIDE TO PAY THE COST.
  6. 6. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to do whatever He wants.”
  7. 7. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY THREE CHARACT TRAITS IN MARY: 1. MARY HAD A DESIRE TO DO GOD’S WILL. 2. GOD USES PEOPLE WHO DECIDE TO PAY THE COST. a) Cost of her reputation.
  8. 8. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY “God, I’m ready to do whatever you want me to do.”
  9. 9. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY THREE CHARACT TRAITS IN MARY: 1. MARY HAD A DESIRE TO DO GOD’S WILL. 2. GOD USES PEOPLE WHO DECIDE TO PAY THE COST. a) Cost of her reputation. b) Cost of her comfort.
  10. 10. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY Luke 14:27-28 “And no one can be my disciple who does not carry his own cross and follow me. But don’t begin until you count the cost.”
  11. 11. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY Philippians 3:7 “But all these things that I once thought very worthwhile, now I have thrown them all away so than I can put my trust and hope in Christ alone”.
  12. 12. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY THREE CHARACT TRAITS IN MARY: 1. MARY HAD A DESIRE TO DO GOD’S WILL. 2. GOD USES PEOPLE WHO DECIDE TO PAY THE COST. 3. GOD USES PEOPLE WHO DARE TO TRUST HIS PROMISES.
  13. 13. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY “Mary asked the angel, but how can I have a baby? I am a virgin. The angel replied: The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of God shall overshadow you; … For every promise from God shall surely come true.”
  14. 14. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY Luke 1:46-55 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name…
  15. 15. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY Luke 1:46-55 … 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble…
  16. 16. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY Luke 1:46-55 … 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”
  17. 17. WHY GOD CHOSE MARY Luke 1:45 “You believed that God would do what He said; that is why He has given you this wonderful blessing.”

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