Luke 1:26-38: Jesus’s Birth Announced
I) What do we learn about Mary?
A) Mary came from ____________ origins.
B) Mary was a young ________________ maiden.
C) Mary was a ______________.
D) God granted Mary favor and _____________.
E) Mary humbly _________________ the Lord’s call.
II) What do we learn about Jesus?
A) Jesus is ______________.
B) Jesus is fully ______________.
1) The term “Most High” is used of Yahweh (God) in the _________.
2) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit not an __________ father.
C) Jesus is the promised _____________, the Savior of the World.
1) Jesus’s ______________ means Yahweh (God) saves.
2) Isaiah prophesied the Messiah would be born of a ___________.
3) Samuel prophesied that one day David’s _______________ would rule forever.
III) What does this passage remind us about God?
A) Nothing is __________________ with God.
B) God still freely offers ______________ to us today.
C) God’s plan for our lives is usually different than we envision. His plan is better even though it often comes at a __________.
Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answers that deal with the incarnation of Jesus
The Heidelberg Catechism was written in 1563 by Zacharias Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus and a team of ministers to train young people the basics of the Christian faith..
Q.16 Why must the mediator be a true and righteous human?
A. God’s justice demandsthat human nature,
which has sinned,must pay for sin;1
but a sinful human could never pay for others.2
1 Rom. 5:12, 15; 1 Cor. 15:21; Heb. 2:14-16
2 Heb. 7:26-27; 1 Pet. 3:18
Q. 17 Why must the mediator also be true God?
A. So that the mediator,
by the power of his divinity,
might bear the weight of God’s wrath in his humanity
and earn for usand restore to us
righteousness and life.1
1 Isa. 53; John 3:16; 2 Cor. 5:21
Q 35. What does it mean that he“was conceived by the Holy Spiritand born of the virgin Mary”?
A. That the eternal Son of God,
who is and remainstrue and eternal God,1
took to himself,
through the working of the Holy Spirit,2
from the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary,3
a truly human nature
so that he might also become David’s true descendant,4
like his brothers and sisters in every way5
except for sin.6
1 John 1:1; 10:30-36; Acts 13:33 (Ps. 2:7); Col. 1:15-17; 1 John 5:20
2 Luke 1:35
3 Matt. 1:18-23; John 1:14; Gal. 4:4; Heb. 2:14
4 2 Sam. 7:12-16; Ps. 132:11; Matt. 1:1; Rom. 1:3
5 Phil. 2:7; Heb. 2:17
6 Heb. 4:15; 7:26-27