Shortly after sending an angel to tell Zecharias about his baby son John, God sends an angel to a young woman and to tell her she is going to be pregnant with the Son of God! Surprisingly, even though Mary faced BIG TROUBLE with her fiancee and society-at-large for being an unmarried pregnant woman, she had the faith to believe God and accept — with joy — what was going to happen.
1. What do we learn about God from these verses? (He brought about Mary’s pregnancy totally apart from normal human relations — clearly the power of the Holy Spirit of God. God keeps His promises. The Savior had been promised ever since the time of Adam and Eve is close to being fulfilled! God knows all things. Many, many years before, God had told King David that one of His descendants would be an eternal king. This is exactly what the angel told Mary about the child that would be born to her!)
2. Did Mary believe the angel Gabriel’s message? (Yes, she believed and praised the Lord for His mercy in fulfilling His promises.)
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Main Resources used for this Jesse Tree Study:
* The Story of God and Man a booklet that goes through “narrations” of scripture, starting at the beginning, and brings you through a biblical worldview while building up the story of our Savior. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about getting a copy.
*CRI’s Jesse Tree Scripture Reading List