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Luke 1 - NIV

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,

40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!

43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord

47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,

49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.

50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.

51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.

52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.

53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.

54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful

55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”

56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

The Birth of John the Baptist




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Anthony Zibolski avatar
Jesus is your miracle
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jan, 2017
Summary: Advent message of the birth of Christ. Jesus is our miracle and is exactly what we needed at a time we needed.
Scripture: Luke 1:26-45
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 9
Trayce Russell avatar
Pregnant With Purpose / There Shall Be a Performance
Shared by: Trayce Russell on Dec, 2016
Summary: We all were born with a purpose to fulfil, and that purpose is living and growing insde of you waiting to be birthed.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 1:39-45
Views: 17
Tom Clawser, M. Div. avatar
Mary's Song of Praise
Shared by: Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Dec, 2016
Summary: Do you sing with Mary? Do you have that joy this Christmas—are you overwhelmed by the promise of his return, or simply lost in the holiday?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 5
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Christmas is for Helping the Poor
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2016
Summary: After all, what is important about Christmas?
Dennis Lee avatar
Getting Ready for Christmas
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: This Sunday morning sermon is about how we are to get ready, or prepare for Christmas based on those who were there and what they did
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 1:46-47 Luke 5:18
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 5
Kerry Haynes avatar
Mary's Praise
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Dec, 2016
Summary: God chose Mary to birth the Savior of the world. This message looks at Mary's song, her Magnficat, and examines her love of scripture, her love for God, and her humble spirit. Mary calls each of us to magnify God at work in and around us.
Steve Malone avatar
Mary's Song Of Praise
Shared by: Steve Malone on Dec, 2016
Summary: In this message we will unpack Mary's song of praise and 5 movements where she magnifies the Lord.
Series: cTunes
Scripture: Luke 1:26-56
Views: 15
Troy Denson avatar
What Is Your Christmas Song?
Shared by: Troy Denson on Dec, 2016
Summary: This message is a topical message to encourage us to become more available for God's services unto others. And when we make ourselves available, we will be amazed of the wondrous things that God can do with very little from us. I'm Available To You.
Denomination: *other
Views: 22
Dennis Lee avatar
Getting Ready for Christmas
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Nov, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at some ways we need to prepare for Christmas based on those who were there. It looks at focusing on the purpose of Christmas, how Mary prepared herself, our need to share the real meaning, and being filled with the Holy Spirit.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 344
D Marion Clark avatar
Announcing the Lord's Coming
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: Mary, as her song indicates, did look at the big picture, but maybe even better, she looked at her Lord. She is a servant of the Lord. She is in his hands; she lives for his glory. What more does she need to know when she knows him?
Series: Advent 2004
Rick Crandall avatar
The Lord's Mother Shows Us the Best Way to Live
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Jun, 2016
Summary: 1. Depend on God's design for your life (vs. 34-38). 2. Go to the godly people in your life (vs. 39-45). 3. Magnify the Master of your life (vs. 46-50).
Scripture: Luke 1:34-50
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 250
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Father of Another's Son
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jun, 2016
Summary: To establish that Joseph was the father of another’s son; willing to take upon himself a bride that was with child by another. This is not a lesson defending the virgin birth; but in honor of men like Joseph who became fathers of another’s son!
T.J. Conwell avatar
Following the Messiah
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on May, 2016
Summary: When the disciples were first called, the invitation to follow Jesus was evident ... but they had to choose to leave what they knew and follow Him. Would we be so bold to not only point others to him, but to follow when He calls us?
Series: John
Scripture: Luke 1:35-51
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 142
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
YOUR BABY SHALL LEAP AGAIN
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
Summary: Hopelessness is a weapon the enemy uses effectively. It is when you come to that place where you have totally given up and you feel you can do no more - that even God or those you depended on have failed you. But this Christmas you can hope again.
Matthew Oliver avatar
Advent The Coming of Christ the Tiger
Shared by: Matthew Oliver on Mar, 2016
Summary: Sermon for Advent 4
Scripture: Luke 1:39-55
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 58
Selwyn Robins avatar
It's Birthing Time
Shared by: Selwyn Robins on Jan, 2016
Summary: This is a message of Grace & Salvation.
Scripture: Luke 1:5-56
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 878
Lynn Malone avatar
Mary, You Did Know!
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Dec, 2015
Summary: Comedian Mark Lowry wrote what has now become a classic Christmas song entitled Mary, Did You Know. This message answers his question that yes, Mary did know that her son was the face of God.
John Gullick avatar
There's something about Mary
Shared by: John Gullick on Dec, 2015
Summary: Advent sermon that talks about the need for humility and explores how to practise it. Contains a number of resources I got elsewhere on sermon central.
Ernie Arnold avatar
God's Christmas Stockings
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Dec, 2015
Summary: In this wonderful little passage we have the great MAGNFICANT but God has also given us some wonderful Christmas Stockings surprises - 1. John's leap of joy 2. Elizabeth's encouragement and humility 3. Mary's reassurances via the Holy Spirit
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 1:39-55
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,541
Robert Leroe avatar
Mary's Song
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Dec, 2015
Summary: The Magnificat. We should take Mary seriously. Jesus' mother is also our mother. She is a “mother” to all who accept Jesus as Lord. Her most significant role is to point us to her Son.
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 760
Matthew Kratz avatar
Unexplainable Joy
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Dec, 2015
Summary: 1) Attitude (Luke 1:46–48a), 2) Object (Luke 1:46b, 47b), and 3) Motive of Joyful Worship (Luke 1:48b-55).
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,034
Matthew Kratz avatar
The Blessed Hope
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2015
Summary: Blessed Hope though: 1) Personal Confirmation (Luke 1:39–40), 2) Physical Confirmation (Luke 1:41a, 44), and 3) Prophetic Confirmation (Luke 1:41b–43, 45).
Scripture: Luke 1:39-45
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 651
Gordon Curley avatar
Mary & Elizabeth’s Joy!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2015
Summary: Mary & Elizabeth’s Joy – Luke chapter 1 verses 39-56 - sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Luke 1:39-56
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 1,307
Ian Humphrey avatar
Meet Mary
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Christmas
Scripture: Luke 1:26-56
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 124
Douglas Sherwood avatar
“The Paradox of Blessedness!”
Shared by: Douglas Sherwood on Oct, 2015
Summary: Though salvation is free, when you accept Jesus as Lord, God does not promise the road will be easy. What He does promise is that He will not give us more than we can bear, and that He will be with us always!
Scripture: Luke 1:26-45
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 354
Douglas Sherwood avatar
“Living In An Up-Side-Down World!”
Shared by: Douglas Sherwood on Oct, 2015
Summary: When we find God we discover the order of things; what is important, and what is not. What the world calls normal is UP-SIDE-DOWN in the Christian’s LIFE! As we examine our lives, we need to ask ourselves, “Do I feel OUT of PLACE in this world?
Craig Condon avatar
Come, Long Expected Jesus
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jul, 2015
Summary: If we obey God’s will for our lives like Mary and Elizabeth did, we will be richly blessed like they were because we will be blessed by the light and life of Christ-a light that shines brightly in our dark, sinful world.
Russ Adams avatar
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Shared by: Russ Adams on Dec, 2014
Summary: For many Christmas isn't easy. This message reminds us of three truths. First, life is hard. Second, sometimes we need others. Third, we always need God.
Russ Adams avatar
The Ghost of Christmas Present
Shared by: Russ Adams on Dec, 2014
Summary: Mary challenges us to completely God.
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Welcoming the Unwelcome
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Dec, 2014
Summary: Paddington Bear, Nadia Bolz-Webber and an old lady called Betty challenge us on what it means to welcome the unwelcome
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 1:39-56
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 985