Bible Text: Luke 1:26-38 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: Abiding in the Lord, Transformed by Christmas
We are transformed by Christmas because God births His life in the empty places of our lives
If we would allow the Word of God to be seeded in our lives then Christmas will transform us with His abundant life!
Luke 1:48 …from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
What does Mary’s virginity teach us?
The angelic messenger said to Mary
…you’re going to bring forth a child…
We all know that this is impossible!
How can this be?
The truth is that we can be transformed by Christmas if we allow the Lord to enter in our lives and bring forth life!
Luke 1:28 The angel greeted her by saying REJOICE!
And the angel said she was HIGHLY FAVORED!
Ephesians 1:6 …to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
Luke 1:29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.
Quit trying to figure out how it can be done!
Is the only way we will be released from the bondage of hell if we are able to reason our way out? NO! God makes a way where there is no way.
Behold, the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be to me according to your word.
We will never say what Mary said until we are humbled by the Lord and realize that God is smarter than we are.
TRUST IN THE LORD
Do not be afraid!
We were made to walk in light and to look up into the light.
Don’t be afraid!
Luke 1:31-34 …how can this be, since I do not know a man?
Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, Let there be light, and there was light.
Luke 1:35 The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
Nothing is impossible with God
Luke 1:36-37 For with God nothing will be impossible.
The Amplified Bible
For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment; for no word of God is without power.
Transformed by Christmas!
Luke 1:38 Let it be to me according to your word
We are transformed by Christmas because God births life into the empty places in our lives.