The Promise of Blessing – Week Four

Sermon Notes

The Promises that Changed the World
“The Promise of Blessing”
Luke 1:39-56

There’s a difference between the knowledge of blessing and the joy of blessing.

How Mary responded; she trusted God by:

  1. acting on what she heard.

She sought out others who were close to God.

  1. believing what she heard.

She believed God would fulfill His promises to her.

  1. Blessing comes from believing.

How Mary rejoiced; she thanked God for:

  1. seeing her
  2. saving her
  3. blessing her
  4. doing great things for her
  5. showing her mercy
  6. humbling the proud and exalting the humble
  7. keeping His promises

Experiencing God’s joy comes from believing and acting on God’s promises!

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Trustworthy Steward of God’s Resources/Living Surrendered