Northwood Community Church
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Mary’s Blessing, Luke 1:39-55, Mitchell Cruit
Locations & Times
  • 2295 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
This text is tailored to teach us that those who are _____________ _____________ in Jesus and _____________ in his blessing.
Luke 1:39-55 (ESV)
39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
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.”
I. How can we be blessed? We can be blessed because of _____________. (v. 39-44)
II. How do we receive his blessing? We receive his blessing through _____________. (v. 45)
III. How should we respond to his blessing? We respond to his blessing with _____________. (v.46-55)
1. We rejoice because he _____________ us in our _____________ _____________. (v.46-48a)
2. We rejoice because he _____________ our _____________.(v. 48b)

3. We rejoice because of _____________ he is: _____________, _____________, and _____________. (v. 49-50)
4. We rejoice because he _____________ our _____________. (v. 51-53)
5. We rejoice because he _____________ his _____________ with us. (v. 54-55)
Questions for Reflection
1. How do you count your blessings? Primarily by your circumstances or or by your proximity to Jesus?

2. What are your barriers for trusting Jesus completely and to experiencing true blessing?

3. What specific reason do you have for rejoicing in Christ?
Next week's passage: Luke 1:67-80