The Christmas Story: ordinary people experiencing the extraordinary blessing of God!
I. The Ordinary is Invaded. Luke 1:26-28
An ordinary village
An ordinary young woman
An ordinary man
God loves to use the ordinary for His extraordinary purposes!
II. An Ordinary Reaction to the Unexpected. Luke 1:29
III. An Extraordinary Blessing. Luke 1:30-33
a. Favor trumps fear! Luke 1:30
God always seems to say, ‘Do Not Fear’, just before
announcing something that will terrify us!
b. The blessing revealed. Luke 1:31
c. The blessing explained. Luke 1:32-33
2 Samuel 7:16 Psalms 89:36-37
God loves to bless us in ways that require our participation!
IV. An Ordinary Question. Luke 1:34
We have two choices when dealing with the mysteries of God:
We can WRESTLE with Him
We can REST in Him.
1 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV)
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Pre