2. Mary: Willing Servant

2.  Mary: Willing Servant 2.  Mary: Willing Servant - Start

Added : 2017-03-22 Views :23K

Download Presentation

2. Mary: Willing Servant

Download Presentation - The PPT/PDF document "2. Mary: Willing Servant" is the property of its rightful owner. Permission is granted to download and print the materials on this web site for personal, non-commercial use only, and to display it on your personal computer provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright notices contained in the materials. By downloading content from our website, you accept the terms of this agreement.

Presentations text content in 2. Mary: Willing Servant



2. Mary: Willing Servant

Luke 1:26-56p. 944


Mother of Jesus



Sunday of Advent

Mary: mother of Jesus

Council of Ephesus 431 AD

Title “


” – “bearer of God” confirmed

Lesser title “


” – “Christ bearer” rejected

Nature of Jesus – Fully human, fully divine.


Mother of Jesus . . .

Mary’s role central to Jesus’ identityMary prominent in the very earliest Christian art:


The reality of Evil . . .

Two forms:

Evil endured – misfortune that comes upon us

Evil committed – malice of one to another

Some is outside human influence:

Natural disaster, disease, death …

Other is directly from human action:

Bickering, selfishness, malice …


The reality of Evil . . .


Where does it come from?

How can I overcome or escape it?

All religions propose solutions


1. A Willing Servant

A young virgin …

Normal custom – she is about 12-13 years old.

Describes herself as of “humble estate” (v 48)



sent with a strange commission (v 28-33)

Mary is willing: “I am the Lord’s servant” (v 38)


2. An Object of Scandal

She visits Zechariah & Elizabeth

Mary is in disgrace (Matt 1:19)

She has to endure social scorn

Ironically Elizabeth calls he “Blessed …” ( v 42)

She has their comfort and understanding

Just a young teenage girl – has to endure these trials


3. A Fulfilled Promise

Elizabeth’s prophetic greeting –

“the mother of my Lord” (v 43)

Mary’s status is elevated by the Son she will bear

Mary celebrates what God is doing (v 46-49)

God has chosen to work through her for salvation

If not right now – “all generations will call her blessed”

God is working “


” her


3. A Fulfilled Promise . . .

God is acting just as he promised (v 55)

He would bless Abraham’s descendants … … and through them, all people

(Gen 12:1-3)

From the beginning, God was planning salvation

Salvation was at hand.


Living It

Think about how Mary could be so joyfully willing?

She is looking at the promises of God.

The angel had been clear (v 31-33)

Her son would be “the Son of the Most High”

Eternal ruler of a Kingdom without end.

Jesus taught that all are invited to be part of it by faith.


Living It …

Why decorate a tree at Christmas?Began Strasbourg 1500’sSpread in Germany by 17501841 – at Windsor Castle1848 – Picture in Illustrated London News1850 – Godey’s Ladies Book


About DocSlides
DocSlides allows users to easily upload and share presentations, PDF documents, and images.Share your documents with the world , watch,share and upload any time you want. How can you benefit from using DocSlides? DocSlides consists documents from individuals and organizations on topics ranging from technology and business to travel, health, and education. Find and search for what interests you, and learn from people and more. You can also download DocSlides to read or reference later.