Sermon 12.23.12 - Luke 1:39-55 - Trusting God

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Sermon 12.23.12 - Luke 1:39-55 - Trusting God

  1. 1. Favorite Presents12.23.12Luke 1:39-55Trusting God
  2. 2. The Promises of God
  3. 3. Jeremiah 29:11"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
  4. 4. Jeremiah 29:11"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
  5. 5. Prosper“Succeed in material terms; be financially successful.”
  6. 6. Prosper “Succeed in material terms; be financially successful.” SHALOM "peace"completeness, wholeness, harmony, fulfillment, good relationships with others and with God
  7. 7. Luke 1:30-33 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birthto a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32He 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, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
  8. 8. Luke 1:38“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”
  9. 9. Luke 1:41-4541 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth wasfilled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 Butwhy am I so favored, that the mother of my Lordshould come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in mywomb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
  10. 10. Luke 1:46-5546 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies theLord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God mySavior, 48 for he has been mindful of thehumble state of his servant. From now onall generations will call me blessed, 49 forthe Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
  11. 11. Luke 1:46-5551 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. 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
  12. 12. Communion

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