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…”These impossibilities are “joy thieves”,robbing you of total Christmas worship
a pregnancy outside of marriage community perceptions, reactionsRoman oppression, taxation, occupation God’s silence for 400 years
Mary’s Worship• Magnifies God, not her barricades (vv46-47)• Re-establishes her position before God (v48a)• Counts God’s promises as truth (v48b)
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)
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
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
You need a fresh infusion of hope.You need to worship and enjoy Jesus.