26-28 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. Asking for a tablet, Zachariah wrote, “His name is to be John.” That took everyone by surprise. (AM) 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. Blessed woman, who believed what God said, God took one good look at me, and look what happened—. (R) 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid,(S) Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her: She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that. The Aim of Dr Luke Sunday Evening Message. 5 In the time of Herod king of Judea(I) there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah;(J) his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. The words bring to … Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. You’re going to leap like a gazelle for joy, and not only you—many will delight in his birth. He’ll be filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment he leaves his mother’s womb. It so happened that as Zachariah was carrying out his priestly duties before God, working the shift assigned to his regiment, it came his one turn in life to enter the sanctuary of God and burn incense. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. Clearly, God has his hand in this.”. Luke 1 – The Birth of John the Baptist A. But because you won’t believe me, you’ll be unable to say a word until the day of your son’s birth. Nov 10, 1980. Read verse in The Message Bible Luke 1:26-38 The Message (MSG) A Virgin Conceives. Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her: Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. But they were childless because Elizabeth could never conceive, and now they were quite old. Sitting … Your prayer has been heard. They are written in refined, academic, classical style. But because you won’t believe me, you’ll be unable to say a word until the day of your son’s birth. Elizabeth, your wife, will bear a son by you. Zachariah was paralyzed in fear. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. 22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. 6:24-26. The Holy Spirit will come upon you,    the power of the Highest hover over you;Therefore, the child you bring to birth    will be called Holy, Son of God. 59-60 On the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child and were calling him Zachariah after his father. “He’ll drink neither wine nor beer. 4-8 They were puzzled, wondering what to make of this. On the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child and were calling him Zachariah after his father. Luke confronts us with the awesome person of Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone. 1-2 Now Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wild. The words bring to … 15-17 “He’ll drink neither wine nor beer. (T) 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,(U) 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. Together they lived honorably before God, careful in keeping to the ways of the commandments and enjoying a clear conscience before God. (AE) I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. The first four verses of Luke’s gospel are one sentence in the original Greek. Scripture: Luke 1:1–4. 1 1-4 So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. 25 “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. Together they lived honorably before God, careful in keeping to the ways of the commandments and enjoying a clear conscience before God. 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Chapter Parallel Compare. During the rule of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest assigned service in the regiment of Abijah. Luke 1:21 They were waiting outside for the priest to come out and speak over them the customary Aaronic blessing found in Num. 76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet(CK) of the Most High;(CL)    for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,(CM)77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation    through the forgiveness of their sins,(CN)78 because of the tender mercy of our God,    by which the rising sun(CO) will come to us from heaven79 to shine on those living in darkness    and in the shadow of death,(CP)to guide our feet into the path of peace.”(CQ). They found the entrance stone rolled back from the tomb, so they walked in. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by the Devil. 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise(BQ) the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60 but his mother spoke up and said, “No! Nov 10, 1980. You’re going to leap like a gazelle for joy, and not only you—many will delight in his birth. (AV) 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child(AW) in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. He will be great,    be called ‘Son of the Highest.’The Lord God will give him    the throne of his father David;He will rule Jacob’s house forever—    no end, ever, to his kingdom.”, 34 Mary said to the angel, “But how? If Luke’s message about Jesus is true as he claims, then you can no longer live as you used to. If we do not submit our lives to Him, then at the judgment, that Stone will scatter us like dust (Luke 20:18). Meanwhile, the congregation waiting for Zachariah was getting restless, wondering what was keeping him so long in the sanctuary. Luke 1:1-4 The Message (MSG) 1 1-4 So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. The congregation was gathered and praying outside the Temple at the hour of the incense offering. And in verse 13, we see the message he was sent to share. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. A deep, reverential fear settled over the neighborhood, and in all that Judean hill country people talked about nothing else. he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high. Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her: Good morning!You’re beautiful with God’s beauty,Beautiful inside and out!God be with you. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s … They are written in refined, academic, classical style. Present the offer of salvation to his people. 1 So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. Zachariah was paralyzed in fear. Through the heartfelt mercies of our God. 1. will go ahead of the Master to prepare his ways. 26-28 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. 1 Since [as is well known] many have undertaken to compile an orderly account of the things which have been fulfilled among us [by God], 2 exactly as they were handed down to us by those [with personal experience] who from the beginning [of Christ’s ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word [that is, of the teaching concerning salvation through faith in Christ], 3 it seemed fitting for When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby in her womb leaped. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,(AL) Mary; you have found favor with God. Luke 1King James Version (KJV) 1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; and in the very house of David his servant. If Luke’s message about Jesus is true as he claims, then you can no longer live as you used to. Luke 1 1 So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, 2 using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. | 21 views. Clearly, God has his hand in this.”. 1:6. Then Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied. John Piper Nov 10, 1980 11 Shares Conference Message. Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s beginning, I decided to write it all out for you, most honorable Theophilus, so you can know beyond the shadow of a doubt the reliability of what you were taught. 1-3 At the crack of dawn on Sunday, the women came to the tomb carrying the burial spices they had prepared. Introduction (). What God has done for me will never be forgotten. ... Scripture: Luke 1:67–79. (AC) I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”(AD), 19 The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. Unannounced, an angel of God appeared just to the right of the altar of incense. 1:2-17; Luke 3:23-38). Zacharias and Elizabeth were both descended from Aaron who was from the tribe of Levi (Luke 1:5), but Jesus was descended from the tribe of Judah through David (Matt. through the preaching of his holy prophets: as he remembers to do what he said he’d do. He set the power of salvation in the center of our lives. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. She went off by herself for five months, relishing her pregnancy. 39-45 Mary didn’t waste a minute. 20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak(AF) until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”. 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. Luke confronts us with the awesome person of Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone. 65-66 A deep, reverential fear settled over the neighborhood, and in all that Judean hill country people talked about nothing else. (AN) 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. He is to be called John.”. (BI)50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,    from generation to generation. To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; The tender mercy of God is one of the most intimate truths in Scripture. She got up and traveled to a town in Judah in the hill country, straight to Zachariah’s house, and greeted Elizabeth. Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s beginning, I decided to write it all out for you, most honorable Theophilus, so you can know beyond the shadow of a doubt the reliability of what you were taught. But Jesus’ primary concern was his disciples. In keeping with the season, our message is found in Luke 1. John Piper Dec 14, 1980 211 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him 21-22 Meanwhile, the congregation waiting for Zachariah was getting restless, wondering what was keeping him so long in the sanctuary. So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. Luke 11 Ask for What You Need 1 One day he was praying in a certain place. So we can worship him without a care in the world, And you, my child, “Prophet of the Highest,”. You are to name him John. But, what were they praying for? Alegría De María. Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! The congregation was gathered and praying outside the Temple at the hour of the incense offering. Well, obviously, they had been praying for a … To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; The tender mercy of God is one of the most intimate truths in Scripture. When he came out and couldn’t speak, they knew he had seen a vision. Scripture: Luke 1:1–4. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus. Acts 26:16 But get up and stand on your feet. The Message Update. The last person before Zechariah to receive a message given by angels was also named Zechariah. through the preaching of his holy prophets: as he remembers to do what he said he’d do. “So, this is how God acts to remedy my unfortunate condition!” she said. he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. His wife was descended from the daughters of Aaron. Elizabeth, your wife, will bear a son by you. the callous rich were left out in the cold. He bared his arm and showed his strength. When the course of his priestly assignment was completed, he went back home. The virgin’s name was Mary. As we’ve already seen, Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham (John 8:56-58). 1 1-4 So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. But they were childless because Elizabeth could never conceive, and now they were quite old. He will turn many sons and daughters of Israel back to their God. (N) 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. Luke 1:77-79. Here we find the announcements of the births of two men. Everyone who heard about it took it to heart, wondering, “What will become of this child? 1-6 In the fifteenth year of the rule of Caesar Tiberius—it was while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea; Herod, ruler of Galilee; his brother Philip, ruler of Iturea and Trachonitis; Lysanias, ruler of Abilene; during the Chief-Priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas—John, Zachariah’s son, out in the desert at the time, received a message from God. Everyone who heard about it took it to heart, wondering, “What will become of this child? 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”, “My soul glorifies the Lord(BD)47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,(BE)48 for he has been mindful    of the humble state of his servant. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name, Mary. Luke 1:26-56. Every word I’ve spoken to you will come true on time—God’s time.”. He’ll achieve great stature with God. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. Contributed by John Singarayar on Dec 23, 2020. based on 1 rating. 1 1 So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, 2 using reports handed down by the original … Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Your prayer has been heard. Her neighbors and relatives, seeing that God had overwhelmed her with mercy, celebrated with her. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;    he came and set his people free.He set the power of salvation in the center of our lives,    and in the very house of David his servant,Just as he promised long ago    through the preaching of his holy prophets:Deliverance from our enemies    and every hateful hand;Mercy to our fathers,    as he remembers to do what he said he’d do,What he swore to our father Abraham—    a clean rescue from the enemy camp,So we can worship him without a care in the world,    made holy before him as long as we live. Then showing us the way, one foot at a time. (AO) The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,(AP) 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom(AQ) will never end.”(AR), 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,(AS) and the power of the Most High(AT) will overshadow you. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. All rights reserved worldwide. 1-3 By this time the crowd, unwieldy and stepping on each other’s toes, numbered into the thousands. See Zech. 80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit[d];(CR) and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel. Luke 1 Dedication to Theophilus. 36-38 “And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? The Lord is with you.”, 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s … God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus. ... Scripture: Luke 1:67–79. Yes, I see it all now:    I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve.Let it be with me    just as you say. They found the entrance stone rolled back from the tomb, so they walked in. Luke 1:13a. I’ve never slept with a man.”, “And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? Read verse in The Message Bible (BL)52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones    but has lifted up the humble. I’m an old man and my wife is an old woman.”, 19-20 But the angel said, “I am Gabriel, the sentinel of God, sent especially to bring you this glad news. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace(AH) among the people.”, 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel(AI) to Nazareth,(AJ) a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph,(AK) a descendant of David. And you, my child, “Prophet of the Highest,”    will go ahead of the Master to prepare his ways,Present the offer of salvation to his people,    the forgiveness of their sins.Through the heartfelt mercies of our God,    God’s Sunrise will break in upon us,Shining on those in the darkness,    those sitting in the shadow of death,Then showing us the way, one foot at a time,    down the path of peace. Through this, Luke said to us, “This account has all the proper academic and scholarly credentials. Luke 1:20 This is the first spoken message from heaven in more than four hundred years. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink,(V) and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit(W) even before he is born. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. He will herald God’s arrival in the style and strength of Elijah, soften the hearts of parents to children, and kindle devout understanding among hardened skeptics—he’ll get the people ready for God.”, 18 Zachariah said to the angel, “Do you expect me to believe this? 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.”(BT) 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak,(BU) praising God. 61-62 “But,” they said, “no one in your family is named that.” They used sign language to ask Zachariah what he wanted him named. 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months and then went back to her own home. 65 All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea(BV) people were talking about all these things. Luke 1. John Piper Nov 10, 1980 11 Shares Conference Message. From now on all generations will call me blessed. I’m bursting with God-news;    I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.God took one good look at me, and look what happened—    I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!What God has done for me will never be forgotten,    the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.His mercy flows in wave after wave    on those who are in awe before him.He bared his arm and showed his strength,    scattered the bluffing braggarts.He knocked tyrants off their high horses,    pulled victims out of the mud.The starving poor sat down to a banquet;    the callous rich were left out in the cold.He embraced his chosen child, Israel;    he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high.It’s exactly what he promised,    beginning with Abraham and right up to now. 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled[a] among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first(B) were eyewitnesses(C) and servants of the word. will go ahead of the Master to prepare his ways. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs(AG) to them but remained unable to speak. What God has done for me will never be forgotten. (CA)69 He has raised up a horn[c](CB) of salvation for us    in the house of his servant David(CC)70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),(CD)71 salvation from our enemies    and from the hand of all who hate us—72 to show mercy to our ancestors(CE)    and to remember his holy covenant,(CF)73     the oath he swore to our father Abraham:(CG)74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,    and to enable us to serve him(CH) without fear(CI)75     in holiness and righteousness(CJ) before him all our days. The Aim of Dr Luke Sunday Evening Message. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. Her name was Elizabeth. The first announcement was the announcement of the birth of a great man by the name of John The Baptist. If we do not submit our lives to Him, then at the judgment, that Stone will scatter us like dust (Luke 20:18). Luke 1:37 Nothing, you see, is impossible with God." “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. 13-15 But the angel reassured him, “Don’t fear, Zachariah. He ate nothing during those days, and when the time was up he was hungry. for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”, Ex 30:7, 8; 1Ch 23:13; 2Ch 29:11; Ps 141:2, ver 41, 67; Ac 2:4; 4:8, 31; 6:3, 5; 9:17; 11:24; Eph 5:18; S Ac 10:44, 2Sa 7:16; Ps 89:3, 4; Isa 9:7; Jer 33:17; Da 2:44; 7:14, 27; Mic 4:7; Heb 1:8, Ps 18:46; Isa 17:10; 61:10; Hab 3:18; 1Ti 1:1; 2:3; 4:10, Ge 11:8; Ex 18:11; 2Sa 22:28; Jer 13:9; 49:16, 1Sa 2:1, 10; 2Sa 22:3; Ps 18:2; 89:17; 132:17; Eze 29:21, Ps 107:14; Isa 9:2; 59:9; Mt 4:16; S Ac 26:18. Blessed woman, who believed what God said, God took one good look at me, and look what happened—. 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,(BZ)    because he has come to his people and redeemed them. (AZ) 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women,(BA) and blessed is the child you will bear! In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. The Birth of Jesus Foretold - In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Master, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” and in the very house of David his servant. Surprise followed surprise—Zachariah’s mouth was now open, his tongue loose, and he was talking, praising God! 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