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22 January 2021

19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. Continue on below and begin with the most recent installment to the Luke devotional.. "Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God." Where the sacred text seems to go out of its way to keep the emphasis on God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), Roman Catholics go out of their way to put the emphasis on Mary (the creature). In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. Thank You for his lovely testimony to Your faithfulness and grace and we praise You for the word of truth, that leads and guides us during our sojourn on earth. He is absolutely unique! 16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And they are eager to do so because He is the very greatness of God. What God does is personal with Mary, but its implications are absolute and universal. 69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; First, His name would be “Jesus” (“God saves”) because He would save His people from their sins. 71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; We must see the error of a religious establishment that has elevated this ordinary sinner to a status that undermines the very work she was assigned to do. 59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. Luke 1:76-79: Jan. 23rd: Spirit Made: Luke 1:80: Jan. 24th: Historical Reality! 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. Mary, Jesus’ mother, is indeed a special woman that God has used, just like He wishes to use every one of us that is obedient to His will and way. That is, after all, what the name “Christian” means: one who is like Christ. 77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, He can cause a virgin to conceive. The angel Gabriel had previously come from the presence of God (v. 19) and spoken to another human being. Browse devotions about Christmas, from the Today Daily Devotional library. T. V. Philip, was born in India and a lay member of the Mar Thoma Church, has worked and taught in India, Europe, USA and Australia. Luke 1:26-38 The story of Mary is a stunning one. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. This woman, Elizabeth, was now six months pregnant, and her husband (Zechariah) had been unable to speak a word to her in all this time. Jesus could only come out of one woman, and it was Mary who was chosen. Almost more than what is normal, worshippers of God are confronted here by God’s sacred text is the choice between scepticism and belief, the choice between a ho-hum familiarity and an amazement that deepens devotion. She was not the dispenser of grace, but the recipient of grace. Is God not kind to remind us, who face all kinds of obstacles and frustrations in life, that nothing is impossible with Him? Tuesday, January 22, 2019 [John's father, Zechariah, ... Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus. These verses present us with challenging news. She did not continue to be a virgin, for Jesus had half-brothers and sisters. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. 65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. 63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. 48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. She was from the lineage of King David, which was … Helpful thoughts: The goal of this gospel? And the angel departed from her. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. If she were the mother of God, as the Catholic church claims, she would not have needed a Saviour. 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled [] among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.” ‭Luke‬ ‭1:38‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Explore: This Christmas I will be 34 weeks pregnant. for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. The glory of God had left the Temple and for centuries the voice of the prophet had been silenced in Israel. 1:26-45, 56), Part 2. Hebrews 9:14 says that it was “through the eternal Spirit” that He “offered himself without blemish to God” in order to “purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”. The Holy Spirit would want us to move our attention from Himself to Christ. 15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. We can be linked by faith to this king. She would be angered at how people venerate her above Christ in some religions. 54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; In Mary’s song, we learned that the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary (1:26-27) with the message that she would bear a Son whom she was to call Jesus (1:31). What mystery there is here! For this purpose, God chose Mary, not because of anything special about her, but simply because He needed a vessel, a woman, to give birth to the Messiah. In her glorious song of praise to God for the great gift that lay hidden in her secret place, Mary celebrates the grace, mercy, and faithfulness of God. Today’s Thought:  So, this all-wise God, according to His agenda, came into Mary’s life with news about a baby that she would bear. Let us move our attention from the creature Mary to the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. This is radically different from the Hindu concept of incarnation, which says the gods enter history repeatedly in different forms. Daily devotional with John Piper. The triune God, in devising the plan of redemption in which the second person of the Godhead would come to earth as a human being in order to live, die and rise again (righteousness, redemption, justification), needed to be born out of a woman in order for Him to be fully human (a necessary aspect of our salvation—Jesus was a real man, but at the same time God). In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Luke 1 speaks much of this willing woman servant God used mightily. 17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. God can bring marriage partners our way, and get us through exams, and help us pay off our economic debts, and break droughts, and heal diseases. Luke 2:1-3: Jan. 25th: David's Village: Luke 2:4-5: Jan. 26th: The Right Time Came: Luke 2:6-7: ... Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: Angels as Messengers Devotional Luke 1:5–38 Interest in angels is at an all-time high in our culture, and many people long to have an encounter with them. Luke 1 Luke 2:1-20. But let us move from the lesser to the greater. Luke 1:46-55 (CHRISTMAS Devotion) MARY'S SONG OF PRAISE: THE MAGNIFICAT - "And Mary said, 'My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. So, these text verses before us focus our attention on Mary, and then on the Holy Spirit, but finally we must take note of what these verses tell us about the person and work of Jesus. In school, we learn about great orators in history. December 7, 2016 . 20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. Devotional: Luke 1.78-79 By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. Here is some of what the Bible says about Mary, the mother of Jesus: God had planned to use Mary long before she was born. It is God who determines the circumstances and the route of our journey. Advent Conspiracy devotional #3. Advent Devotional: Zechariah’s Song: Benedictus (Luke 1:67-79; cf. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. After … Before we speak about this baby, let’s confront the elephant in the room regarding Mary’s status in our own day. 61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. 80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel. This particular young Jewish peasant-girl, probably only 13 years of age, was going about her business, preparing for her upcoming wedding to a young man called Joseph. 68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, John would be great before the Lord (v. 15), but Jesus would be great—full stop. And so let me remind you that we are dealing here with a historical record as I ask you to turn your attention to Luke 1. Luke 1:5–7: “There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His action in her life was inconvenient (and somewhat embarrassing), but this was part of His all-wise and righteous, gracious plan. 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? His poetic re-working of the Psalms was magnificent. At four years of age, he had learned Latin, at nine Greek, at 11 French, and at 13 years old Hebrew. Mary’s song consists of thanks, for who God is, and praise, worship for what he has done. 62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. She will carry in her body the Savior of the world, the King all of Israel has been waiting for. If we take note of these things, we will be where we ought to be: worshipping at the feet of Christ. Did Jesus die to make atonement for our sins? 57 ¶ Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. Is this not exactly what we need in order to be reconciled to God? The acts of generosity and good will that flourish in December often fade quickly, causing many to say, “I wish we could keep the Christmas spirit all year long.” What a gospel is God’s! 55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. Today's Devotion; ... Luke 1:26-38: 2019-12-22 Why Me? Let these facts resonate in your mind as you ponder texts just like these. Mary was obedient. She intended to marry a godly, obedient, hard-working man. Maybe you want to spend less money, read your Bible more, or get better grades in Chemistry. 4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. John Piper Dec 14, 1980 211 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God It’s a new year, and you’re probably all geared up for all your new years resolutions. The virgin’s name was Mary. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. She is not to be worshipped or venerated in any way (this is nothing less than idolatry!). God had unique plans for her. She had her baby in a barn (Luke 2:7). But Jesus said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (v. 28). We’re on a mission to change that. Browse devotions about Christmas, from the Today Daily Devotional library. In our ongoing series of devotional studies in the Gospel of Luke, we come now to the record of what is perhaps the most amazing miracle imaginable. There is no in-person service. She was obedient in relations with men. Fifth, He would be a king in the line of David. We do not want familiarity to breed the contempt that it so easily does. - Luke 6:20 . Share this post: 67 ¶ And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Luke 1:13 Just like these in the Christmas story so many years ago, we’re often people who can easily become fearful, troubled, even gripped with fear. is written by Phil Ware. People in the days of Jesus wanted to elevate Mary. The sovereign God, the Creator of the universe, came into Mary’s life, uninvited, unsought and burdened her with blessing. 46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, Today’s passage: Luke 1:1-25. 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. The most powerful speaker to ever live. 10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. She was not assumed into heaven! 1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Luke 1:1–56 To celebrate the 75th birthday of F. A. Porsche, grandson of the founder of Porsche Design, the company offered an extravagant “Advent Calendar” for sale this past Christmas season. Before we speak further about young Mary, let us pause to take on board that devotional lesson: God has an agenda, we are His creatures, and He comes into our experience of reality to do His thing. She was clearly an ordinary person (a sinner) from a nondescript place (Nazareth), and although she was a virgin, she was not sinless! 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. However, while seeing an angel would be a remarkable event, even the angels themselves are far more concerned that we heed God’s messages to us than they are that we see them face to face. 73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. She lacked anything that would speak of greatness—that’s the very point! She was not special in any way. Mary was humble. That you might have certainty (Exact truth) concerning the things you have been taught. We can know for certain that we are linked to the winning side. God is involved with us; nothing is impossible with God. He can cause the unemployed to be employed, and those at enmity to be reconciled. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? They are eager to identify with Him in His death and resurrection. And they marvelled all. Did Jesus rise again for our justification? Notice five things that the angel said to Mary about the baby she would bring into the world. People like … 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Christmas in Time and Space Devotional. Luke 1 Dedication to Theophilus. 66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! February 1, 2012 — by David C. McCasland. Luke 18:1-8 The Parable of the Persistent Widow 18 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Her social standing had changed; she was no longer seen by the community as being under divine punishment. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) God was going to use her child, Jesus (Luke 1:32, 35). This mysterious and beautiful relationship between the visible Son and His invisible heavenly Father was affirmed at His baptism and on the Mount of Transfiguration. “Most people want to serve God but in an advisory capacity.” — Author Unknown. These verses present us with comforting news. Mary admitted it was God that had done great things through her (Luke 1:49). And everyone went to their own town to register. Luke 1:23-25, 39-45: 2019-12-14 Three Strikes But Not Out: Joshua 2:1 … Often God’s intrusion into our lives is inconvenient, but it is always righteous and loving. People who follow the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church believe certain things about Mary that must be seen for the heinous error they are. She was highly favored in God’s eyes (Luke 1:28, 30). For with God nothing shall be impossible.- Luke 1:37. 56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house. 78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. Do we not need a man, who can identify with sinners, but who Himself is without sin? 75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. 52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 26 ¶ And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, ... Scripture: Luke 1:67–79. Greg Strand. And the hand of the Lord was with him. A Christmas Devotional from Luke 2:1-20. In fact, in the very next passage she admits her need for a Saviour (1:47). We can live in a broken world, but because of God’s gracious dealings with us as we hear the gospel and as faith is created by grace in our hearts, we can latch by faith to this great Christ, whose kingdom will never end. The reproach of childlessness had kindly been removed by God. He would rule in majesty and there would be no end to His kingdom. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. We who live in a broken world need to be encouraged by God—do we not?–that nothing is impossible with Him. 51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. Posted on16 Sep 201210 Feb 2014AuthorChristo Beetge. She remained a virgin before she was married (Luke 1:27, 34). I am referring, of course, to the divine implanting of a foetus in the womb of a virgin. Here is some of what the Bible says about Mary, the mother of Jesus: Mary was a godly vessel that God could use. 45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. He can cause barren women to bear children. She did show great courage and humility to simply say, “I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” We should be challenged by such humility and submission! Per current regulation, Sunday services are currently only live-streamed. Copyright © 2021 Daily View New Testament Devotions. He would be born in humble circumstances and would grow as a child into adulthood under the authority of His earthly parents. Your eternal destiny depends on your response to this news. She was quite ordinary. 1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most … 7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. As the angel later said to Joseph, who battled with Mary’s assertion that she was still a virgin, “You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). She was simply the recipient of God’s unusual and unique grace. The sacred text tells us in v. 35 that the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, the power of the Most High overshadowed her, and she conceived the baby Jesus in her womb. Luke 1:31-41 The Spirit Of Christmas . He has the ministry of elevating Christ Jesus and taking what He did and applying it to us. 76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; Yes, she deserves a special place of honour amongst women in that she was unique (Jesus could only have one mother), but she was not sinless. Luke 1 speaks much of this willing woman servant God used mightily. on Facebook, CategoriesLukeTagsHoly Spirit, Jesus Christ, Mary, Roman Catholicism, Virgin Birth. 39 ¶ And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; December 15, 2016 . She was from the lineage of King David, which was the line where the prophesied Messiah would be born. Let us love Christ for this! Mary had at least four sons and two daughters (Mark 6:3) after Jesus was born. 3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. She was going to have a child in a special way that would require her to have a good character and testimony (Luke 1:31). Do you believe these historical facts about a virgin birth and a unique baby? Download Service Schedule (17 January) (PDF), Download Grace Group Homework (17 January) (PDF). What Jesus Did! “For no word from God will ever fail” (Luke 1:37, NIV) Does that verse sound a bit unfamiliar to you? Christians are eager to take Christ’s righteousness as their own. Third, part of His greatness would lie in His humility. A young woman of no reputation or status is visited by an angel and informed that she will become pregnant, by the Holy Spirit, with the Son of God. There is a section of the Christian church whose teaching actually makes it less than Christian. If we were forced to concoct our own story of a Saviour sent into the world, how many of us would begin our tale with the Saviour being born in a manger and growing up in submission to human parents? Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Luke 1:37 Posted on January 1, 2018. Luke 1:26-56 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. Mary needed a Saviour. But we must appreciate the power and the work of the Holy Spirit specifically in this mystery. First Peter 3:18 says that He was quickened by the Spirit. Yes, Mary did respond well to the news of the angel. She knew about the mighty things God had done, His power, and His provision (Luke 1:51-53). It did for me. All the love that the Father has for Jesus can be lavished on us—not because who we are, but because of who Christ our Saviour is! 1:5-25, 57-66, 80) Greg Strand. 60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John. Simeon's Song, Nunc Dimittis - Luke 2; The Angels' Song, Gloria - Luke 2; Zechariah's Song, Benedictus - Luke 1; Mary's Song, The Magnificat - Luke 1; Isaac Watts was a genius. But before we do that, note one further devotional lesson here with reference to Mary: Is it not amazing that God was willing to give to Mary the sign; namely, that her relative Elizabeth, that barren woman who was beyond childbearing age, was already six months pregnant! That is who Jesus Christ is! This is truly an incredible account! Devotional Lessons from Luke 1:26-38 Posted on 16 Sep 2012 10 Feb 2014 Author Christo Beetge In our ongoing series of devotional studies in the Gospel of Luke, we come now to the record of what is perhaps the most amazing miracle imaginable. 70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 9 According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. She was willing to do whatever the Lord required of her (Luke 1:38, 46). It is God who determines the circumstances and the facts of our lives. 74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, But as I read these verses from Luke, verse thirty-seven resonated so deeply within my heart I am certain when faced with suffering, this is the rock I will stand upon. 22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless. This time, it was a young girl, a nobody in a nothing town in the middle of nowhere! The “calendar” consisted of a selection of Porsche products, 24 in all, including designer sunglasses, running shoes, cuff links, a gold watch, a complete kitchen, and a 28–foot speedboat. Imagine what that meant to this young woman: Her relative was also the recipient of amazing grace, and as we will see in our next study, Mary was able to go off and spend three months with her. 58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. on Twitter He would be the greatness of God incarnate. As the God-Man, He, as it were, takes God by the one hand and man by the other and joins the two in reconciliation. They said to Jesus, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” (Luke 11:27). The Bible insists that the Son of God entered history at a specific point and remains united to a human nature in the person of Jesus Christ forever. Luke 2:1–7. 5 ¶ There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. At this point, many of us, including members of BBC—who are nobodies living in Alberton, a nothing city, on the southern tip of Africa—ought to sit up and take notice. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! Introduction (). Joseph paid his taxes and obeyed the law Luke 2:4-5). Thus far in this orderly account that Dr. Luke has researched and compiled for us, we have seen the angel Gabriel bring one woman great joy with the news that, in her barrenness and old age, she would have a baby. She is not to be prayed to as if she can intercede or mediate for sinners, for there is only one meediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Daily Nugget: But how did He cause this virgin to conceive? God saw she had a good testimony. Luke 1:26-38 Reference: ““I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. God broke into her world uninvited, and it is amazing that He did so, because there was nothing remarkable or unusual about her. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. Besides her age (13), her marital status (single, but engaged), and her social significance (a mere teenager in a place like Nazareth), the most important fact about her is that she was a virgin. This is where our attention must settle on God the Holy Spirit. Luke 1 . She did not think highly of herself (Luke 1:48). There was nothing special about Mary. 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. 58 and her name was Elizabeth, the King all of Israel has been waiting for Sunday services currently... Grow as a child into adulthood under the authority of His handmaiden: for, behold the handmaid the... 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