Clearbranch UMC
Sunday December 09, 2018
ClearBranch is a United Methodist Church serving the Trussville/Argo area of northeast Jefferson County, Alabama. Our Mission is to ENGAGE people through relational ministry, to EQUIP disciples for Christ, and to EMPLOY their gifts through missions. The Vision of Clearbranch UMC is Transformed Lives offering the Transforming Love of Christ
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  • Clearbranch UMC
    8051 Glenn Rd, Trussville, AL 35173, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM
Series: Delivered

Sermon Title: Why Deliver to Mary?
Key Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 (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.”
Big Idea:

God's light is the highlight.
Joy in being AFFIRMED

Luke 1:28-33 (ESV)

Luke 1:42 (ESV)
Luke 1:28-33 (ESV)

28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 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, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Luke 1:42 (ESV)

42 she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Joy in being CONFIRMED

Luke 1:34-37 (ESV)

Luke 1:43-45 (ESV)
Luke 1:34-37 (ESV)

34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 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. 36 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. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Luke 1:43-45 (ESV)

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.”
Joy in being UNCONCERNED

Luke 1:38 (ESV)

Luke 1:46-49 (ESV)
Luke 1:38 (ESV)

38 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.
Luke 1:46-49 (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.
Challenge Questions:
Who will you affirm this week?
How will you confirm God's will for you this week?
How will you be more concerned with God's glory than yours this week?
Worship Setlist:

Open The Gates;

Who You Say I Am;

Reckless Love;

God With Us;

Jesus Messiah

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