Christmas in the Gospels: Luke – Zechariah and Mary’s SongsDecember 12, 2021
Advent: Christmas in the Gospels
Part 3 – Luke – Zechariah and Mary’s Songs
Luke’s Advent Song Playlist:
Song #1 – Zechariah’s Song from
18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” Luke 1:18
20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.” Luke 1:20
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Challenge #1 – Place your in the Lord.
20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:20-22
63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God. Luke 1:63-64
76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
79 to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.” Luke 1:76-79
Challenge #2 – Search for some this season to help you focus your heart and mind on Christ.
Song #2 – Mary’s Song of
31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. Luke 1:31
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” Luke 1:34.
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:35-38
Challenge #3 – Commit to faithfully with He’s given you.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33.
42 …“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! Luke 1:42
Mary’s Song – 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—
49 …holy is his name.
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.
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.”
Challenge #4 – Where God has you, be a to others!
Four Advent Challenges:
- Place your hope in the Lord.
- Search for some silence this season to help you focus your heart and mind on Christ.
- Commit to faithfully honor God with all He’s given you.
- Where God has blessed you, be a blessing to others!