Monday, November 28, 2011

The Rest of Luke

Read this section of Luke 1 especially carefully!  There is much prophesy, but also much joy!  There is beautiful poetry--the Magnificat (Mary's Song of Praise!) and Zechariah's song of praise as well!

Yes, we talked about much of this in service Sunday, but we will also talk about much of it this week too!

Read Luke 1:26-80.  Tell me what hits your soul.  What makes you excited about Christmas.  What makes you smile!

Also, if you have some extra time--check out the blog I wrote at the Revive Website.  I'd love it if some of you could post thougths on the questions I asked there as well.  Its a question of the Holy Spirit.  Do we get the Holy Spirit when we believe? Or is the Spirit always there, and we simply become aware of its presence?

Blessings, and thanks for your help!
Pastor Emily

1 comment:

Mary said...

Mary sings of God as Savior and of His mercy and blessings not only to her but to Israel. Her child is Jesus-God saves!
Zechariah sings of redemption and salvation through forgiveness of sins through God's mercy. But I like v. 79 The Rising Sun will shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death. He will guide our feet into the path of peace.
Guide us Lord Jesus!
I agree the Spirit is always here. When we believe in Jesus the Spirit can be seen in us and we can sense its presence in our lives.