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Women of Advent: Mary

Luke 1:26-38

Sunday Blessing

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant... for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.


– Luke 1:46-50


Come and Stand Amazed

Come and stand amazed, you people


See how God has reconciled!


See His plans of love accomplished


See His gift, this newborn child


See the Mighty, weak and tender


See the Word who now is mute


See the Sovereign without splendor


See the Fullness destitute 


See how humankind received Him


See Him wrapped in swaddling bands


Who as Lord of all creation


Rules the wind by His commands


See Him lying in a manger


Without sign of reasoning


Word of God to flesh surrendered


He is Wisdom’s Crown, our King 


O Lord Jesus, God incarnate


Who assumed this humble form


Counsel me and let my wishes


To Your perfect will conform


Light of life, dispel my darkness


Let Your frailty strengthen me


Let Your meekness give me boldness


Let Your burden set me free


O Emmanuel, my Savior


Let your death be life for me


O Emmanuel, my Savior


Let your death be life for me


What Child is This?

What child is this who laid to rest

On Mary’s lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet

While shepherds watch are keeping


Why lies He in such mean estate

Where animals are feeding?

Dear sinners, fear, for God is here

The silent Word is pleading


This, this is Christ the King!

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste, haste to bring Him praise!

The Babe, the Son of Mary


So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh

Come peasant, king to own Him

The King of kings salvation brings

Let loving hearts enthrone Him


This, this is Christ the King!

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste, haste to bring Him praise!

The Babe, the Son of Mary


Raise, raise a song on high

The virgin sings her lullaby

Joy, joy for Christ is born

The Babe, the Son of Mary


Nails and spears shall pierce Him through

The cross be borne for me, for you

Hail! Hail! The Word made flesh

The Babe, the Son of Mary


This, this is Christ the King!

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste, haste to bring Him praise!

The Babe, the Son of Mary


Women of Advent: Mary

Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary,

for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”


And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”


And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy — the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.


THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD:

THANKS BE TO GOD!

Mary’s Humility

It seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. 

– Luke 1:3-4


And He went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that He would be called a Nazarene. 

– Matthew 2:23


Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

– John 1:45-46


Mary’s Piety

And Mary said,


“My soul magnifies the Lord,  and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.  For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his name.”

– Luke 1:46-49


But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. 

— Matthew 1:20-21


Mary’s Maternity

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;
for my eyes have seen your salvation  that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,  and for glory to your people Israel.” And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.

– Luke 2:29-33


And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.


– Luke 2:34-35


For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

– Hebrews 4:12-13


And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him… And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

– Luke 2:40, 51-52


Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.


– Proverbs 1:8-9


My son, keep your father’s commandment and forsake not your mother’s teaching
...

–Proverbs 6:20


Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.


– Hebrews 2:17


After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.”

– Luke 2:46-51 


Confession

We need you to speak to us, O God, because we have, each in our own way, forgotten Your Law, forgotten Your love for us. We are in need of Your deliverance, because we have, too often, given ourselves to powers and practices that would destroy us. We are lost, in need of rescue.


Assurance

God, our kind and loving Savior, has stepped in and saved us; God’s gift of His grace in Christ has restored our relationship with Him and given us back our lives to be lived in enjoyment of Him, and for His glory alone.


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O Come All You Unfaithful

O come, all you unfaithful

Come, weak and unstable

Come, know you are not alone


O come, barren and waiting ones

Weary of praying, come

See what your God has done


Christ is born, Christ is born

Christ is born for you


O come, bitter and broken

Come with fears unspoken

Come, taste of His perfect love


O come, guilty and hiding ones

There is no need to run

See what your God has done


Christ is born, Christ is born

Christ is born for you


He's the Lamb who was given

Slain for our pardon

His promise is peace

For those who believe


He's the Lamb who was given

Slain for our pardon

His promise is peace

For those who believe


So come, though you have nothing

Come, He is the offering

Come, see what your God has done


Christ is born, Christ is born

Christ is born for you


Christ is born, Christ is born

Christ is born for you


All Glory be to Christ

Should nothing of our efforts stand

No legacy survive

Unless the Lord does raise the house

In vain its builders strive


To you who boasts tomorrow’s gain

Tell me, what is your life?

A mist that vanishes at dawn

All glory be to Christ!


All glory be to Christ our King!

All glory be to Christ!

His rule and reign, we’ll ever sing!

All glory be to Christ!


His will be done, His kingdom come

On earth as is above

Who is Himself our daily bread

Praise Him the Lord of love


Let living water satisfy

The thirsty without price

We’ll take a cup of kindness yet

All glory be to Christ!


All glory be to Christ our King!

All glory be to Christ!

His rule and reign we’ll ever sing!

All glory be to Christ!


When on that day the great I Am

The faithful and the true

The Lamb, who was for sinners slain

Is making all things new


Behold our God shall live with us

And be our steadfast light

And we shall e’er His people be

All glory be to Christ!


All glory be to Christ our King!

All glory be to Christ!

His rule and reign we’ll ever sing!

All glory be to Christ!


All glory be to Christ our King!

All glory be to Christ!

His rule and reign we’ll ever sing!

All glory be to Christ!


Sending Blessing

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.


– Luke 1:68-69