|added||November 1, 2001|
|scripture||Luke 1:1, Luke 2:52|
Luke’s gospel is the longest book in the New Testament. When you consider it along with the other book that he wrote, namely the Acts of the Apostles, Luke is responsible for over a quarter of New Testament material. Luke was one of Paul’s most significant companions and several things about him help us understand why God laid his hand upon this man. He was a Gentile, the only Gentile writer in the whole of the New Testament. He was also a doctor and an educated man. He was an historian. In fact, he was more of a historian than ...
|preached||December 25, 2011|
|added||December 26, 2011|
|topics||Christ's Birth, Gospel, Kingdom of God, Love of God|
The Magnificat records Mary's response to all that God revealed to her about the child she would bear - a response that drew from all that she had learned about God and how he dealt with his people. Mary's song continues to teach us about the kingdom of God and the Savior she celebrated with reverence, humility, and eagerness to see the promises of God fulfilled.
|added||November 2, 2011|
|scripture||Luke 1:46-56, Luke 1:67-75, Luke 2:25-35|
|topics||Character of God, Jesus Christ, Salvation|
Many of us have our favorite Christmas carols that center on angels singing songs, shepherds watching flocks, and wise men giving gifts. However, Luke records the very first Christmas songs, sung by Mary, Zechariah and Simeon. Unlike our modern carols, these don’t revolve around the nativity scenes or the events of Christ birth; rather they focus on the Savior himself. In Christ’s birth, God supernaturally breaks into the ordinary naturalness of human history, by revealing himself as the Savior of the world. In these three songs for a Savior, Mary, Zechariah, and Simeon praise the Lord for remembering His people ...
|preached||December 13, 2009|
|added||December 13, 2009|
|topic||Character of God|
Mary’s song records her response to the angel’s news that she was about to have a son. More importantly, though, it tells us about the character of the God whose Son she would bear.