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Summary: The power of God was able to happen through Mary because of her obedience to purity. God’s will only happen through us in obedience to God’s call to purity.

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The Christmas Annunciation

I-The fact that Mary was a virgin tells us something about the relationship with God that characterized Joseph and Mary

A-They lived the Lord’s way

B-For Mary to be a candidate to be the channel through whom God would send the Messiah into the world meant:

1-She had to be a virgin

2-Obedient to the sexual requirements of God

II-We live in a society that doesn’t value virginity or sexual purity

A-Viewed as small-minded, or unfulfilled, or frustrated

B-To the contrary, people who live by the creator’s handbook

1-Are the most fulfilled

2-Keep themselves from all the problems, and destructiveness that comes with sexual immorality

III-It’s going to take the same kind of channel today as Mary was in order for the world to see Jesus

A-The Power-Life of Jesus will not happen through you apart from a commitment to sexual purity

B-”Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”

IV-Jesus, Our Example

-He was in all points tempted as we are yet without sin Heb 4:15

V-The redemption of a society around us is looking for people through whom the power of God can happen

Conclusion

The Annunciation that came to Mary has a special message to us. The church needs to hear it and heed to it.


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