Matthew gives a definition to Jesus’ name when he writes that the angel tells Mary, You will call Him Jesus because He will take away the sins of His people. Understand, Jesus is not just to be called the Son of God. For nothing will be impossible with God. Are you carrying a burden that seems insurmountable today? Sermon. She did not ask for or seek this role in God’s plans; God has simply stepped into her life and brought her into his service. Beginning with Solomon and continuing on until this prophecy finds Jesus Christ. Children's sermon. By making this claim, the angel is telling Mary that Jesus will be God’s own Son brought about by a miraculous God wrought conception. Would your situation be different? The way in which Jesus was conceived was that the Holy Spirit shall come upon or engulf you. He is the exact duplicate of the nature of God. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. The incarnation is the result of Jesus being born of a human mother and the Holy Spirit. Scripture: Luke 1:1–4. She was favored or chosen to be the mother of Jesus. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. One thing we must also see together is that she responded in faith when she didn’t fully understand everything. Both were results of God intervening, Elizabeth would become pregnant in her old age but Mary would become pregnant an she knew not a man. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. From ancient Jewish customs, we understand that a betrothal was essentially a binding engagement. The Aim of Dr Luke Sunday Evening Message. People do not extend grace to other people. Thank You that nothing is impossible with respect to any of Your precious promises not only to me individually but to all people.  And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. The Latin Vulgate has translated this phrase gracia plena (full of grace). We also must see that Jesus’ kingdom is a spiritual kingdom. Luke; Chapter 1; Verse 37; Sermons on Luke 1:37. God’s omnipotence.  For nothing will be impossible with God.”  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. Nov 10, 1980. The angel responds that Mary, just like Elizabeth, would be carrying a child and therefore, nothing would be impossible with God. Advertisement. I know it's not Christmastime, but this morning we are going to talk about the very beginning of the Christmas story.