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Mother Mary - Facts & Fiction?

14 May 2017   Speaker:  James McCoy, Youth Minister   Scripture:  Luke 1:28-38   Series:  Questions?
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Sermon Notes

Pastor James McCoy

May 14, 2017

 

Questions Series

Mother Mary – Facts & Fiction?

 

28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

 Luke 1: 28-38

 

As we continue in our series “Questions”; let’s look at some things that are not true of Mary.

 

1.    The Immaculate Conception (1 Pet. 2:22)

 

2.    Perpetual Virginity or “Ever Virgin” (Matt. 13:55-56)

3.    Our Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5)

 

4.    Assumed into Heaven (Rom. 10:9)

 

Characteristics of Mary to Be Imitated

 

1.    Her purity and righteous living (1 John 3:1-3; Phil. 4:8-9)

 

2.    Her humility and faith (Luke 2:50-51)

 

3.    Her patient & submissive spirit (Luke 1:38)

 

4.    A heart filled with heavenly things (Luke 2:51; 1:32-33; Phil. 4:8)

 

Conclusion

1.    Mary was a Women Of God.

 

2.    God knew what she was and what she would be.

 

3.    Let all Mom’s, Dad’s and children, strive to be as Mary.

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