This sermon considers the Gospel account of the Annunciation and the Magnificat. Luke’s account presents God’s Word to Mary and her response. God’s Word and God’s call has come to each one of us, just as it came to Mary. Each one of us must respond, just as Mary did. She shows us how to respond: we surrender to God’s calling and we glorify him and rejoice in him.
The Word of Power
Samson embodies a covenant relationship with God. He is strong when faithful to God, but weak when faithless. The Word of God carries power; when it is acted on in faith, there is an effectiveness and blessing released by the work of the Holy Spirit.
Lamps, Masters and Money
A healthy mind and heart is governed by God and His Word. It's full of light, right thinking, and righteousness.
The Kingdom Mission of Jesus
Jesus ascends in glory, and sits down in total authority over all things. In the work of the kingdom, faithfulness, prayer, and dependence on the Holy Spirit are primary to any considerations of marketing or technique.