The Birth of John and the Benedictus (Luke 1:57-80)

The Birth of John and the Benedictus (Luke 1:57-80)

Main idea: God’s mysterious and magnanimous mercy moves us to wonder and worship.

Outline:

  1. The neighbors responded with wonder at God’s mysterious mercy (Luke 1:57-66)
  2. Zechariah responded with worship at God’s magnanimous mercy (Luke 1:67-80)
    • God’s salvation is rooted in the covenant promises and prophecies of the Old Testament (vv. 68-73)
    • God’s salvation is oriented towards service of God (vv. 74-75)
    • God’s salvation is a holistic salvation (vv. 71, 74, 76-78)

Secondary sources cited:

  • (Hymn) John Newton, “Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder.”

Order of Service (Dec 17, 2023)