Mary's Joy (Luke 1:39-56)Stephen Walton, Sunday, December 13, 2015
Part of the Advent & Christmas series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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Luke 1:39-56, NLT
Mary Visits Elizabeth
39A few days later Mary hurried to the hill country of Judea, to the town
42Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed.
The Magnificat: Mary’s Song of Praise
“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
47How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
48For he took notice of his lowly servant girl,
and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
49For the Mighty One is holy,
and he has done great things for me.
50He shows mercy from generation to generation
to all who fear him.
51His mighty arm has done tremendous things!
He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.
52He has brought down princes from their thrones
and exalted the humble.
53He has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away with empty hands.
54He has helped his servant Israel
and remembered to be merciful.
55For he made this promise to our ancestors,
to Abraham and his children forever.”
56Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back to her own home.