Summary: A Christmas sermon about Mary,s journey to the right place at the right time for the birth of Jesus. Concluding with a call to those struggling or who do not know Jesus to realize they are in the right place to receive God’s grace today.
YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE
BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE WILL RELEASE THE BLESSINGS OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE
Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7
a.Mary had a Promise and a Purpose.
b.Mary knew the Power to bring that to pass.
c.Mary had the faith to believe.
But to arrive at this promise she had to go to a place - Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”
THE PLACE IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE PROMISE
Bethlehem - Luke 2:6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
There = Ekei = in that place
It was a place that was:
a.Uncomfortable to get to. A journey while nearing the end of her pregnancy.
b.Unfamiliar to her, she had never been to this place before.
c.Unwelcoming in its apparent reception. There was no room in the Inn.
It was a place where:
a.Her promise was delivered.
b.Her promise was recognized. (Wise men and Shepherds)
c.Her promise began to change her life and the life of others.
How about you do you know you are in the right place to meet God today. Your life’s journey may have been uncomfortable, church may be unfamiliar, you thought that God wouldn’t welcome you but He does.
Believer have you struggled in your spiritual journey know that you to are in the right place today and God will bring you into your full purpose and promise.