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Mary: Where Love Showed Up

Isaiah 7:14 (NASB) “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will name Him Immanuel.”

Gen 3:15 (NASB) “And I will make enemies of you and the woman, And of your offspring and her Descendant; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise Him on the heel.”

Luke 1:26-28, 30-33, 38 (NASB) “Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” And 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 give birth to 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.”” “And Mary said, “Behold, the Lord’s bondservant; may it be done to me according to your word.”  And the angel departed from her.”

Soul Tattoo: Mary was the ordinary place where Heaven and Earth met. I’m Mary. You’re Mary.

Every “Mary moment” in scripture points to Jesus. Where do yours point?
1.) Her encounter with Gabriel
2.) Her encounter with Jesus in Bethlehem
3.) Her encounter with Elizabeth
4.) Her worship
5.) Her encounter with adolescent Jesus in the Temple
6.) Her intervention at the wedding in Cana
7.) Her presence at the foot of the cross
8.) Her presence in the book of Acts, waiting in the upper room with the disciples

How Mary Loved Him:
A. Mary’s life purpose was to bring forth the life of Christ. And so is yours.
B. Mary lived with the consequences of His favor.
C. Mary loved Him by choice. She could have said, “no.”  And so can you. 

“May it be to me according to your word.”

Soul Tattoo: Mary was the ordinary place where Heaven and Earth met. I’m Mary. You’re Mary.