The Savior Announced      Luke 1:26-38 HCSB      Dec.25, 2016





1.   The Savior Announced the . . Message Sent.    Lk. 1:26-29                                          

A.   The Message Sent to A . . Chosen Lady.   Lk. 1:26-27

26 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,

27 to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.


B.    The Message Sent to A . . Confused Lady.   Lk. 1:28-29

28 And the angel came to her and said, "Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you."

29 But she was deeply troubled by this statement, wondering what kind of greeting this could be.


When God was ready to send His Son to this earth He announced it to a young lady who according to His prophecies was a virgin.  Her name was Mary and her husband to be was named Joseph.  He was from the house of David as it was also prophesied.   Mary was confused by this announcement and wondered what kind of an announcement this was.  She was a favored and was chosen by God because she had been chosen for this great

privilege.  This was a shocking announce to Mary for several reasons.  I certainly was a surprise to have an angel appear to her with this message.  Although she respected and honored the Word of God it still was a big surprise and unsuspected by her.


2.   The Savior Announced and A . . Message Delivered.   Lk. 1:30-33

A.   The Message Delivered by an Angel with . . Details.   Lk. 1:30-31

30 Then the angel told her: Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

31 Now listen: You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His name JESUS.


B.    The Message Delivered by an Angel with . . Descriptions.   Lk. 1:32-33

32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.

33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.


She received some assurances from the angel as he delivered this message to Mary.   He comforted her by saying his message came for God as she was chosen for a very special purpose.  The purpose was to bear a son names Jesus.   Then the fact that Jesus would be great and known as the Son of the most High.  He will ultimately be given by God the David and will eventually reign over the house of Jacob.  The reign of Jesus will have no end.  Today we look forward to this promise and expect it to be filled as Jesus returns to this earth.  Mary asked questions and we still ask questions about the reign of Jesus and many of us want it to hapen soon.


3.   The Savior Announced . . Mary Ask Questions.   Lk.34-37

A.   Mary Ask Question and Received Answers . . He Is The Son of God.   Lk/ 1:34-35

34 Mary asked the angel, "How can this be, since I have not been intimate with a man?"

35 The angel replied to her: "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the holy One to be born will be called the Son of God.


B.    Mary Ask Question and Received Answers . . He has Performed Other Miracles.  Lk. 1:36-37

36 And consider your relative Elizabeth—even she has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth mnth for her who was called barren.                                     

37 For nothing will be impossible with God."


Mary ask some logical questions.  She ask the angel how this could happen since she was a virgin.  I think

she had some knowledge of this prophecy but never expected to be the girl to be chosen.  The answer she was given was that the Holy Spirit would supply the seed for the promised Son.  So this child does not have an earthly father and her child will be called the Son of God.   Then the angel gave her the example of how God had allowed her relative Elizabeth to become pregnant.   He also made the statement nothing will be impossible with God.


4.   The Savior Announced . . Mary’ Submission.   Lk. 1:38

A.   Mary’s Submission Came . . Willingly.   Lk. 1:38a

38 "I am the Lord's slave," said Mary.”


B.    Mary’s Submission Came According to the  . . Word of God.   Lk. 1:38a

"May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her.”