Among the core teachings of Christianity, the virgin birth can be one of the most difficult for the human mind to accept. Yet in Luke's Gospel account, we see Mary respond in trust to the angel's mysterious message. Alistair Begg encourages us to consider the unique nature of Jesus' miraculous birth in the context of His divine mission and to respond, like Mary, in simple faith.
History, Mystery, Divinity
In communicating the incarnation of Christ, the gospel writers were very clear on certain key points. They were writing history, events that really happened and not legends or fables, yet those events held a deep mystery that could not be explained by natural means. The reason for this paradox is plain: the One coming to redeem the world was God Himself, divinity in the form of a human baby. In this series, Alistair Begg focuses on the principles of history, mystery, and divinity to explore Luke’s account of those who first heard about the Savior’s coming. As we observe the faith and obedience of Elizabeth, Zechariah, and Mary, we are challenged to praise God for His goodness and receive His gift of salvation.