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An Incarnate God

Dec 06, 2009

Passage:Luke 1:26-38

Preacher: Todd Cyphers

Series: Luke

Category: Luke

Keywords: 12-6-09, an incarnate god, luke 1:26-38, pastor todd cyphers


Pastor Todd spoke on the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.


An Incarnate God

Luke 1:26-38

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.    Isaiah 7:14 (NASB

For the Lord has created a new thing in the earth— A woman will encompass a man."                                                                          Jeremiah 31:22 (NASB)        

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.                                        Isaiah 9:6 (NASB

I.          The Virgin Mother

            1. She was a virgin when Jesus was born.          vs. 26-27

                Matthew 2:13   Page #958

           2. She married Joseph & had children.               vs. 27

               Matthew 13:54  Page #973

           3. She bore a Son by the Holy Spirit                  vs. 34-35

           4. She was submissive to God’s Word                vs. 38

           5.  She was a sinner saved by grace                  vs. 28-30, 37-38

II.   Mary’s Child

           1. His Name Will Be Jesus                               vs. 31

           2. He Will Be Great                                         vs. 32

           3. He Will Be the Son of the Most High              vs. 32

           4. He Will Sit on David's Throne                       vs. 32

           5. His Kingdom Will Never End                         vs. 33

Questions for this week:

I.  For Starters:

  1. What do you enjoy most about this time of the year and why?
  2. Was it ever difficult for you to believe a “virgin” could have a child? Why or why not.

II. Overview of Scripture

  1. Read Luke 1:26-38 out loud. What is the tone of this section?
  2. If Jesus had a human father instead of a Heavenly Father, what would we have to surmise about Him and also about us?   (John 8:41—the Pharisees accusing Jesus)
  3. Luke was probably countering slander about Jesus and His mother with this account. One story said that Mary had sexual relations with a Roman soldier and became pregnant. Read 1 Peter 3:18 and share why it is important that Jesus was not born of two earthly parents and that He did not have a sinful nature.
  4. What did God promise in Genesis 3:15 and how does the promise match with Luke 1:34-35?
  5. What do we learn about Mary's character from her response to the angelic announcement in Luke 1:38?

III. Growing deeper

  1. Review Sunday’s message with someone.
  2. What could have been Joseph's response when he learned of Mary's pregnancy and why? (Duet 22:13-30)  What does Joseph’s wrestling with his decision show us about his character? (Matthew 1:19)
  3. Pray for one another and give thanks that   "...for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might be rich" (2  Corinthians  8:9b) & (2 Corinthians 5:21)  He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.