Bible Study Lesson – Luke 1:26-38
In this study lesson of the nativity story from Luke, Mary is told by the angel she is about to give birth to Jesus. She had trouble believing at first just as you and I sometimes find it difficult.
But, that’s why it’s called faith. Sometimes we have to act without all the facts when God asks us to do something for Him.
Mary did not understand what God was to accomplish with this birth. She did not hesitate to obey Him – although it could have meant her death.
An Angel Promises the Birth of Jesus to Mary
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 name Him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” – Luke 1:30-33 NASB
“Mary, Did You Know?” The Christmas Story
Have you ever really stopped to think of what a miraculous event this is? Mary, a virgin, – giving birth to a child is a miracle that many people find hard to believe
What Else is Beyond Belief?
I’ve found many things in our society nowadays that I sometimes find difficult to believe. A few are ..
- Computers – How can a chip (don’t even know for certain what a chip is) hold millions of pieces of information?
- The Internet – How does it work and who actually runs it?
- A light switch – When I flip it a light magically appears
- The human body – An amazing miracle in itself.
- A lightning bug – Astounding!
- And on and on …
Just because we can’t explain all these things does not mean they do not exist, does it?
Is not the existence of the birth of Christ to a virgin just as possible? With God it is!
Let’s look at the credentials of the author of this book, foretelling the birth of Christ in his version of the Christmas story.
Luke was a medical doctor, and he knew perfectly well how babies were made. It would have been just as hard for him to believe in a virgin birth as it is for us, and yet he reports it as fact.
Luke the Researcher
Another attribute of Luke was the fact that he was a painstaking researcher who based his Gospel on eyewitness accounts.
Straight from Mary
It is widely believed that Luke talked with Mary about the events he recorded in the first two chapters. This is Mary’s story, not a fictional account.
Believing is Not Always Seeing
Christians and Jews, who are all of one mind that God is the Creator of the universe, should have no trouble believing God has the power to create a child in a virgin’s womb. After all, He created the universe from nothing.
If you still find yourself having a difficult time believing the story of Christ’s birth, just pray to God for guidance.
Love in Christ
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Read Today’s Verses Here:
New American Standard Bible
New King James Version
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