Camas Friends Church

A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA

The Angel of No Going Back or the Day of Visitation (Luke 1:26-38)

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In this sermon leading up to Christmas day, we discuss Mary’s Day of Visitation, focusing partially on the text of Luke 1:26-38.

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.’ But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’ The angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.’ Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.

Queries to consider when listening: 

  • Are you working to be a person who God can trust to do the work he calls you to?
  • Are you aware of a day of visitation in your life?
  • Are you prepared to look up from the page and to know that things may never be the same and say yes anyways?

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And check out Wess’s blog post for more in-depth thoughts on this text.

Information

This entry was posted on December 22, 2014 by in Blog, Dialogues, Monthly Queries, Podcast, Sermons, Text of the Week.

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