Summary: Christmas carol of Mary which shares her praise.

Mary’s Christmas Carol Luke 1:47-55

1. Today were talking again about Christmas Carols

• Last week we talked about Zechariah’s Benedictus it was his carol to John at his birth

• Today we will look at Mary’s Christmas carol called the Magnificat

• What is Magnificat? Magnificat, which means "Praise” This is a utterance of praise

• the canticle (hymn or chant) of the Virgin Mary 46And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord”

2. Who is Mary?

• A Humble Servant of God, Mary, is known as the mother of Jesus, commonly referred to as Mary, Saint Mary, Virgin Mary and Blessed Virgin Mary, is one of the most admired figures in Scripture. Also known scary words Mother of God Theotokos or the God bearer

• Mary is one the prophet spoke of Isaiah 7:14 speaks ”: “Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and His name shall be called Emmanuel.”

• A woman of great character and courage Gabriel came to Mary to tell her she was chosen and favored by God to be the mother of His son, despite her own fear, she exhibited great courage and character: “I am the Lord’s servant…May your word to me be fulfilled” (Luke 1:38).

• Mary had a miraculous conception in verse 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

3. Mary’s Christmas carol the Magnificat is a song of The promise of the prophets, 54-55

• The Promise is One day new king would be born who would upset the powers of sin and death by taking them away. My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,”

• The Prophet Isaiah Promised us a Suffering Servant, A Wonderful, Counselor, A Mighty God, A Prince of Peace, the One for whom the whole world was waiting (Isaiah 9:2-7).

• Some unwanted Promises A sword will pierce her soul, she is warned when Jesus is just a baby (2:35).

• She will suffer the agony of watching him die on a cross, It was the Promise from Isaiah” he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

4. Oh How Mary Sings “The Magnificat”

• All Mary can do Is sing “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,” she sings

• Mary Sings because God announces the arrival of the Promised One to the people who need to hear it most: the poor, the lowly, the broken and the disregarded — those who have no power.

• Mary Sings God has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the mighty one has done great things for me, and holy is his name”

• Mary is a young woman, barely perceived as a person in that culture. She had no status no popularity she was living in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere.

• And yet, she sings: “He has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.

• Mary sings Praise Because “He Has” 51He has performed; he has shown strength 52He has brought 53He has filled 54He has helped He has sit with the poor, hungry, sinners and outcasts, filling them with hope. He sets with us.

5. Mary’s Christmas Carol The Magnificat can be our Praise our Magnificat as well, Let us sing

• Let us sing of the one who brings Hope to the very people who need to hear it most: the poor, the lowly, the broken and the marginalized those who have no power.

• Let us sing of the One who brings Peace Mary will give birth to child who will bring peace in the form of justice, mercy, and peace to all humanity.

• Let us sing of the one who shows the world the power of love He Jesus, will challenge powerful kings like Herod and Caesar, by demonstrating the power of love. He will challenge hatred, death,

• Let us sing of the one who brings Joy Remember Mary said let it be according to your word

• Can you imagine to hear "Take heart, "your faith has healed you." The woman with the issue of blood

• The widow of Nane , Heard ,“Let it be according to your word” "Young man, I say to you, get up!"

• The woman got in the act of adultery heard “let it be according to your word” where are your accusers neither do I condemn you go and sin no more.

• The thief on the cross Heard, Let it be according to your word “ this day thou shall be with me in paradise

• Mary’s Magnificat our Song of praise to, Hope, Love, Peace, Joy

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