Week 50 – 16 December 2012

God’s Heart for Christmas

Galatians 4:1-7          Luke 1:46-56

1. Christmas Joy:

  • Luke 1:46-4746And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
  • Galatians 4:1 – 1 What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.

2. Christmas in God’s heart:

  • His timing – Galatians 4:4a

4(a)But when the set time had fully come,

  • His method – Galatians 4:4b

4(b)God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

  • His purpose – Galatians 4:5

5to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship

  • His extra gift – Galatians 4:6

6Because you are his sons, God sont the Spirit of his Son into our heads, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”

3. Merry Christmas – Our highest value (Luke 1:48)

48for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,