Glory in Lowliness

December 10, 2017 Speaker: Terence Gray Series: GLORY: Advent 2017

Passage: Luke 1:46–1:56

 

Scripture: Luke 1:46-56(ESV)

46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
    For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him
    from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
    and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
    and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
    in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
    to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.


Slide 1: Anawim-The Lowly Ones

Slide 2: God Looks Upon The Lowly Ones

Slide 3: Luke 1:46-47   And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord,

Slide 4: Luke 1:48 For he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. 

Slide 5: God Humbles The Proud and Raises Up The Lowly

Slide 6: He isn't just a God who sees, but a God who does

Slide 7: Luke 1:49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,

and holy is his name.

Slide 8: “Pride makes a man so odious in the sight of God, that he cannot, must not, come near him. Pride will not let a man come near God and God will not let a prideful man come near him”

-John Bunyan

 

Slide 10: Luke 1:51-53 

He has shown strength with his arm;

he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones

and exalted those of humble estate; 

53 he has filled the hungry with good things,

and the rich he has sent away empty.

 

Slide 11:

“is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?” 

-King Nebuchadnezzar 

 

Slide 12:

Daniel 4:33 “Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles’ feathers, and his nails were like birds’ claws”

 

Slide 13:

  1. God Looks Upon the Lowly
  2. God Humbles The Proud and Raises Up the Lowly
  3. God Knows What it Means to Be Brought low


Slide 14:

Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. “

 

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