Mary: A Call to Trust

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  • Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Speaker: Pastor Dennis Hilken
  • Series: The CALL of CHRISTMAS
  • Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

And the angel answered her … “For nothing will be impossible with God.” … And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:37-38

The angel Gabriel delivers --- vs 26
        Contrasts,    Nazareth of Galilee, not Jerusalem of Judea


Here’s your sign --- vs 27 (Dr. Luke, historian)
        betrothed – virgin – Joseph - David


“Mighty man” and “Favored one” --- vs 28 (Judges 6)
        “the Lord is with you

Joshua ~ Gideon ~ Immanuel ~ Jesus

Mary’s call was to TRUST and make herself available


Compare and Contrast: Zechariah & Mary


The HOW explained --- vs 35 (the Holy Spirit 8X in 2 Chapters)

‘overshadow’ --- Genesis 1/Exodus 40/Mt. 17:5/Mark 9:7/Luke 9:34
‘overshadow’ & ‘alongside’ --- vss 36-37

Compare and Contrast: Zechariah & Mary (& Sarah)

  1. Gabriel announces: birth / name / role
  2. John the Messenger / Jesus the Messiah
  3. Impossible conceptions (beyond years / virgin)
  4. Unbelieving doubt / trusting curiosity


Perhaps the “Call of Christmas” for you this year is to embrace that nothing is impossible when the Savior is on the scene.

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