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Advent 4 Luke 1_26 30 - 122709

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Advent 4 Luke 1_26 30 - 122709

  1. 1. ADVENT: GOD’S ADVENTURE INTO HISTORY <ul><li>Message Four </li></ul><ul><li>Mary, Did You Know? </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 1:26-30 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Thesis: <ul><li>Faith is not developed in calm, placid moments of harmonious enjoyment, but it is when the bottom drops out that our faith is formed into the quality of Christlike character God desires for his saints. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Point 1. <ul><li>The resurrection of Christ answers the riddle of the incarnation of Christ, because after the incarnation they might have concluded he was the Son of God, but after the resurrection they have to agree he is God. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Point 2. <ul><li>Your faith becomes the vehicle for grace when you decide to believe God’s word. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Point 3. <ul><li>It is only a relationship with Christ that will make you complete . </li></ul>
  6. 6. MODELING MOTHER MARY’S FAITH <ul><li>1. Respectful , 26-27 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Definition: <ul><li>Respect is the ability to be deferential by esteeming, honoring and valuing others by being considerate of their thoughts and feelings. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Point 4. <ul><li>It takes enormous spiritual strength to respect people, because most people do not respect themselves . </li></ul>
  9. 9. MODELING MOTHER MARY’S FAITH <ul><li>1. Respectful, 26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Receptive , 28-29 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Point 5. <ul><li>God’s word is the living seed that reproduces spiritual life. </li></ul>
  11. 11. MODELING MOTHER MARY’S FAITH <ul><li>1. Respectful, 26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Receptive, 28-29 </li></ul><ul><li>3. Ready , 30 </li></ul>
  12. 12. MODELING MOTHER MARY’S FAITH <ul><li>1. Respectful, 26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Receptive, 28-29 </li></ul><ul><li>3. Ready, 30 </li></ul><ul><li>4. Relationship </li></ul>

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