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Luke 1:39-33 “Mary’s Song of Praise”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Dec. 5th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook at Tabernacle Facebook Page. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon at TAB YouTube.  You can also find our Worship Guides, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List and other resources at our Church Website.

Luke 1:39-55


God’s gift of grace upon Mary – v. 47-49

Mary is praising the LORD.

My soul magnifies the Lord … my spirit rejoices in God– v. 47

Soul and Spirit

Magnifies the Lord

Rejoices in God my Savior

Jesus himself would later teach this


For he has looked on the humble estate of his servant

All generations will call me blessed – v.48

God’s gift of grace through redemptive history – vv. 50-53

God’s redemptive work in all of history (General revelation…general grace and goodness upon mankind)

His mercy is for those who fear Him from generation to generation – v. 50

vv. 51-53

God’s gift of grace for His covenant people – vv. 54-55

God’s work for His specific people (specific revelation / specific grace)

Helped His servant Israel

to Abraham and to his offspring forever – v.55

Throughout redemption history God has been faithful.  He has kept His promises and accomplished His perfect will. From the very beginning this has been His plan.

And now in the coming of the Jesus Christ… we see God’s grace on full display.

Romans 3:21–26 – [21] But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—[22] the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: [23] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, [24] and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, [25] whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. [26] It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (ESV)

Ephesians 1:7 – In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace

Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

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