The Annunciation to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)

The Annunciation to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)

Main idea: The incarnation of Jesus announced by Gabriel reveals certain truths about God that call for certain postures of response to God.

Outline:

  1. Three truths revealed about God in the incarnation (Luke 1:26-37)
    • God is gracious in extending his favor to the lowly (vv. 26-30)
    • God is faithful to keep his covenant promises (vv. 31-33)
    • God is powerfully able to accomplish the impossible (vv. 34-37)
  2. Two postures of response to God in light of the incarnation (Luke 1:38)
    • Service (v. 38a)
    • Submission (v. 38b)

Secondary sources cited:

  • Michael Bentley, Saving a fallen world: Luke simply explained, WCS (Darlington, England: Evangelical Press, 1992).
  • Dale Ralph Davis, Luke 1-13: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, FOTB (Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2021).
  • Sinclair B. Ferguson, The Holy Spirit, Contours of Christian Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996).

Order of Service (Dec 3, 2023)