Presentation on theme: "Part IV Mary – Brave Believer Mary – Brave Believer! Luke 1:26-30 …God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee,  to a virgin named."— Presentation transcript:
Part IV Mary – Brave Believer
Mary – Brave Believer! Luke 1:26-30 …God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee,  to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David.  Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”  Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.  “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! God sends an Angel to Nazareth… Mary is a young lady engaged to Joseph She is afraid and confused… She found favor (approval) from God! Her lifestyle was stronger then her surroundings!
Mary – Brave Believer! Luke 1:31-34 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.  He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.  And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”  Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” Awesome!!! But How???  The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. What about Joseph? The people? Belief is not strong until it’s tested…
Mary – Brave Believer! Luke 1:38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. Daring belief leads to unshakeable faith! Notice how her faith moves Heaven: Matthew 1:19-24 Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly.  As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit….  When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. She believed and God took care of the rest!
Mary – Brave Believer ! Notice her reaction when she has confirmation of what God has done: Luke 1:46-49 …”Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.  How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!  For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed.  For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me…” That’s the joy of those who dare to believe! Her “Superpower” was godliness and belief … Both are available to you… Let’s Go For It!!!